Bethphage seek a professional, knowledgeable and passionate volunteer to join our Board of Trustees
On this page, you can find out more about becoming a Trustee of Bethphage by viewing
- Our chairman’s letter of introduction
- The role description and person specification
- The Bethphage mission, vision and values
- Our strategic plan
- Details of our current trustees
and express an interest in finding out more about joining our board
You will be a leading light within your field who is able to act as a critical friend to the Executive Management Team and guide the on-going development and stewardship of the charity by allocating an average of no more than one day a month to the charity.
The Board of Trustees are eager to supplement their skills-set with a volunteer who is a fully qualified accountant able to take strategic leadership for financial governance at Board.
Bethphage is a registered charity that provides support solutions to people with disabilities across the Midlands to ensure they have the opportunity to live the life they choose.
Bethphage has spent the past twenty four years successfully growing high quality person-centred service provision. This has been done by involving the people we support, recruiting the very best staff, investing in training and rigorously measuring quality outcomes. We base the way we deliver services and our employment practices on the concepts that underpin Positive Behaviour Support. We have grown organically to our current size and are proud of our track record of delivering high quality services and delivering value for money and efficiencies for our commissioners. All of our registered services are rated “good” by CQC.
We operate from four offices, employ more than 300 staff, deliver 7500 hours of support each week to almost 200 adults with disabilities and have a current turnover of £7 million pounds per annum.
The Board approved a four-year strategic plan in 2017 and, our ambition is double the organisation in size through carefully considered and sustainable growth, whilst not compromising the quality of our service provision, of which the Board and Management Team alike, are so proud. We are making good progress towards the targets in our strategic plan.
What is a Trustee?
Trustees are the people who volunteer their time (typically one day a month), knowledge and expertise. They have a responsibility to strategically lead the charity and determine how it is run. Trustees have overall control of the organisation and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do. Bethphage Trustees are also Directors of the company.
As a Bethphage Trustee, you will be a critical friend of the Executive Management Team, challenging them to continuously improve everything we do.
Ultimately, we are looking for professional people who have strong technical knowledge and who care about making a difference to the lives of individuals with physical and learning disabilities. You will also be able to make a regular commitment to the Charity, to enable us to realise our vision of inclusive communities where all people have the opportunity to live the life they choose.
What is a Board of Trustees?
The Board of Trustees (who are also Directors of the company) usually comprises about six or seven in number, although there is no upper limit. Members should be broadly representative of the community whilst bringing a particular area of knowledge or experience or expertise to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Board.
Currently we are particularly interested in hearing from people with financial and/or legal experience and expertise.
Bethphage Trustees must be:
- Committed to the aims and objectives of the charity
- Prepared to attend quarterly Board Meetings (now typically Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings) and spend adhoc time on project work, likely to equal an average of one day per month
- Interested to meet staff and develop knowledge of Bethphage’s purpose, role within the community and strategic objectives
- Willing to represent the organisation
- Ready to take an interest in a specific area of the organisation’s work or have a specific role as a subject-matter expert within the Board.
All trustees are requested to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
Do you think you are able to help?
We’d love to speak to you. Contact us by completing the form below and we’ll be in touch very shortly to informally discuss the contribution you are able to make to Bethphage.
If you have the expertise, enthusiasm and availability for the role we would encourage you to contact our chairman, Derek Lum or Head of Human Resources, Stuart Wheeler for an informal discussion by telephone on 01743 272880 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Alternatively, you can submit an expression of interest below with a copy of your CV and a statement (no more than one page of A4) of why you are interested in becoming a Bethphage Trustee.
Thank you for your interest in this important role.