We are always looking for people who can volunteer in a variety of interesting and rewarding roles. Volunteer contributions complement the skills and expertise of our staff.
Our volunteering roles range from helping to promote our services by attending events and giving out leaflets in community venues, to helping in the office with administrative tasks and contacting our clients to gain valuable feedback on our services.
Our volunteers tell us that they gain a lot of satisfaction from knowing that they are contributing to the overall success of our services and improving people’s well-being and ability to stay safe and maintain their independence at home.
Volunteers are entitled to reimbursement of out of pocket expenses, the details of this are covered in our Volunteers Policy.
If you think you have the skills that might be able to help us and would like to give some of your time, please contact us for an informal chat on 0113 240 6009 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer / Trustee
Care & Repair Leeds is the Home Improvement Agency for Leeds, highly regarded for providing a range of services for older people and disabled people to help them to remain living independently in their own homes. As an independent Registered Society with charitable status covering the whole of the Leeds Metropolitan District area, we have been providing services since 1987. We are a provider of services commissioned by Leeds City Council and Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group. Our turnover in 2018/19 was £2.5 million.
We have a long history of delivering value-based services and having the person receiving the service at the heart of what we do.
We are currently looking for a new Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees to help guide and advise us on financial concerns. We are looking for someone with a passion for ensuring high quality services are provided to people who need support to remain living independently and safely in their homes, and who has experience of Financial Controls. An understanding of Charity finance and legal requirements would be useful, but this is not essential. We have a dedicated Finance Manager and so the role of Treasurer is to help oversee the financial work of our organisation, not to be involved in the day-to-day running of the Finance Department.
Strategic vision and the ability to advise on the financial implications of Care & Repair’s strategic plans and new business opportunities, is a core responsibility. As a Trustee, you will contribute to the Board of Trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and evaluating performance.
We have a Finance & Strategy Sub-Committee with delegated Authority from the Board of Trustees. The new Treasurer will need to be able to attend both of these meetings as well as presenting at our AGM and attend a Trustee Annual away day. In total, this means a commitment of approx. 10 half-day meetings a year plus the away day. In addition, there may be adhoc meetings with the Chairman/Finance Manager/CEO.
If you are interested and would like to find out more, please contact either the CEO, Ruth Cornelissen, or the Finance Manager, Angela Wade on 0113 200 9163. There will also be the opportunity to have a discussion with the out-going Treasurer.
A formal interview with the Chairman of Care & Repair Leeds and the CEO will be required.
Note: This is a Voluntary Role.
There is Volunteer Insurance to cover liabilities if acted within the role of Trustee.