Trustee - The ExtraCare Charitable Trust

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Melissa Baxter

Managing Partner – Charities

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§ Hybrid/.Midlands

£ Voluntary

Reference 8007

The organisation

Join the Board of an award-winning and innovative charity providing best-in-class retirement living communities where individuals are empowered to thrive and live life to the full.  

The Organisation:
The ExtraCare Charitable Trust (ExtraCare) is a charity that has supported older people for over 30 years. Our vision - better lives for older people – is as relevant today as when ExtraCare was founded, and our retirement communities provide an alternative approach to later living which counters the societal perception of growing older. 

We are a leading not-for-profit developer and operator of retirement villages and housing schemes, and we currently support over 4,400 residents in c.4,200 homes in 20 retirement villages and smaller housing schemes. Our latest developments are our Solihull Village (260 apartments, opened in January 2021) and an extension at our Earlsdon Park Village (60 apartments, opened November 2020).

The Role:
We are looking for two new Trustees to offer additional skills to our talented and committed Board. 

One of our new Trustees will have strategic human resources and organisational development experience in a complex organisation. The second will have experience and understanding of digital technology, education, or research. At least one of our new Trustees will need to be an experienced Non-Executive Director and able to take a Committee Chair role during their term of office (a term being three years). 

Above all, our new Trustees will bring a deeply held commitment to the values and ambition of ExtraCare. 

Our Charity welcomes applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds to bring the greatest diversity to our Board. 

To find out more about us, the role description and person specification please download the Candidate Information Pack. 

Positions such as these are uniquely rewarding in that our Trustees truly are positioned to make a difference to the lives of older people. This role provides you with a wonderful opportunity to contribute to a thriving charity. You will be supported with a comprehensive Trustee induction programme. If you want to play your part, then we would love to hear from you.

Time commitment:
Typically, Trustees will be appointed to two Committees and attend the Board, with a time commitment of approximately 15 days a year. Meetings are held during the day (Committee meetings normally remote, and Board meetings in person). Our Trustees are unpaid volunteers (expenses are reimbursed). 

How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this role, please ensure you provide:

• A comprehensive CV, including your recent achievements, and the details of two referees
• A supporting statement, addressing your motivations for applying. This should be no longer than one side of A4.

All applications should be sent to with your full name and ExtraCare Charitable Trust in the subject heading.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Melissa Baxter ( / 07789 985229).

Closing date for applications: Monday 10th October 2022
Interviews with ExtraCare Charitable Trust: Thursday 20th October 2022

We look forward to receiving your application. 

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