To share in the governance of the charity we are recruiting Trustees to join the existing 7 Trustees. The Board aims to have a diverse make-up and welcomes applications from all communities and backgrounds, particularly from those with direct experience of the services we deliver.
For these vacancies we seek those with experience either at a high level in delivering a public or community service or with hands on experience of the media, PR, Health and Social Care, Criminal Justice System, Financial Management or income generation including fundraising. However if you do not have such specific experience you should not be deterred from applying.
You will gain experience of the governance involved in being the member of a board of a diverse charity
Anglia Care Trust was established in 1968 and is a charity dedicated to supporting vulnerable people within the community. We specialise in preventative, community based services, giving people the stability, support and challenge which is often required in order to enable them to realise their full potential. We deliver a range of projects promoting the well being of children, young people, adults and families alike. With our headquarters in Ipswich, we deliver services across Suffolk and into Norfolk, with satellite offices across the region. We offer a spectrum of flexible and interconnected support services, ranging from longer term Intensive Support, through to a series of bespoke services, tailor made to meet Service Users’ needs
We work with children and young people who are experiencing a range of difficulties. Often those difficulties have arisen from a breakdown in their family relationships in which they have had no control. Their current circumstances being that they may be in care, detained for questioning at a Police Investigation Centre or just lacking the guidance, support and time offered to them by a trusted adult. They will often be feeling lonely, isolated and sometimes angry.
We work with families who are experiencing a range of difficulties, including the breakdown of relationships, poor parenting, unemployment, debt, low educational attainment and a lack of boundaries which has led to damaging behaviours and learning which will likely see this cycle being repeated.
Many of the people we support are adults who do not have families to support them. Often their family ties have been broken and they have few people to call upon to help them, as a result many may have made ‘poor’ choices and are now seeking a second chance in life.