Become a Trustee

Since 2004, Carers in Bedfordshire has built a reputation for high-quality services, led by carers for carers. We are now looking for individuals committed to our purpose, objectives and values to bring new experiences and perspectives as Trustees of the charity.

We have a vacancy on our Board for a trustee with the following experience -

We are looking for someone with current or recent experience as a board director or senior manager in a sizeable, commercial organisation or within your own SME business.

As a trustee, you’’ll bring broad business experience to the role, identifying strategic risks and proposing effective and practical solutions. An ability to grasp the essence of complex situations, to challenge the management team or fellow board members and to contribute constructively to their resolution are also required. 

You can find out more information about us and the role by reading on and using the links to Useful Resources below.

**Contact us for an informal discussion. Closing date for formal applications 29th Feb 2024**

We are passionate about improving outcomes for carers of all ages and delivering a range of services to support carers. It’s an exciting time for CIB, with an ambitious strategy to build on our achievements to date.

We were proud winners of the 2023 UK Charity Governance ‘Transforming with Digital’ award in recognition of the success of our digital transformation plan. It was a good year as we also took home the award for Breakthrough of the Year at the Third Sector Awards, in recognition of our hard work on Service Delivery Transformation.

Our Board of trustees has an important part to play in helping the charity to achieve its mission of supporting more unpaid carers to be recognised, respected and supported in their role.

If you join the Board, you can make a real impact and be part of our success story.

Our aim is to bring together a Board who are diverse in ideas, in background, in experience, in outlook and in the views they express. If you think you can make a difference and are willing to commit the time, please consider applying.

Watch our video in Useful Resources about why Tania signed up as a Board member

What does a Trustee do?

Trustees are responsible for ensuring Carers in Bedfordshire is doing what we were set up to do. They make decisions about how the charity is run and agree future developments. The Board meets six times a year

  • four ‘business’ meetings when Trustees review the charity’s day-to-day activities; 
  • two ‘strategy’ meetings examining bigger issues


We are looking for individuals who are:

  • passionate and committed to the charity’s mission to achieve better futures for unpaid carers
  • excited to help us solve problems in creative ways so we make great decisions such as about the services we offer or how to invest funds
  • able to build positive relationships with others, including how to challenge and influence constructively
  • willing to get stuck in and take responsibility in supporting growth successfully and responsibly


This is a voluntary role. You can find out more about the responsibilities of being a charity trustee in the Enquiry Pack.

Each trustee will use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. 

Useful resources

How to apply

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact

If you decide after that to proceed, you will be sent an application form. Closing date for applications 29th February 2024

CIB actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the people who benefit from our services.

Enquiry form