Hamelin Trust want to enable those that we support, our guests and their families, to achieve their life ambitions.
We now have an ambitious plan to develop inclusive, compassionate communities where people live the life they choose and a growth strategy that seeks to deliver a person-focused, place-based model of care.
We want to support and deliver care not only to young adults who are neuro-divergent or have a learning disability but also to their families, so parents and siblings can, wherever possible, be mum and dad, brother and sister, and not just carers.
Founded 40 years ago by two families raising children with learning disabilities to provide life-enriching support that was not readily available, affordable, or easy to access for families just like them. This mission still drives us today and sits at the heart of what we do.
Today, we proudly support families and the community across Essex through our specialist and community outreach services. We offer high-quality training, socialising and personalised care for young people and adults with learning disabilities and who are neurodivergent. Together with respite for families in need of a much valued break. A provision that is enhanced through the unique insight we have gained into the needs, opportunities, and challenges faced by people who are neurodivergent or have a learning disability as they go through life built up over the past four decades.
We also have an eye to the future. Working tirelessly to develop our strategy and governance to ensure a brighter and more sustainable future and growth to meet the ever-increasing need and changing demands of the community we serve.
We are looking for three individuals who can help us to sharpen our thinking and who will bring new and diverse voices and a background within care, to provide oversight and input into key strategic decisions relating to the provision of our care-related services, identifying areas for improvement, and opportunities to potentially innovate; finance, to maintain an overview of our finances to ensure that our financial resources meet our present and future needs; or as a business connector to help us develop new ideas and arrive at the best possible strategy to help us identify and cultivate potential corporate partners, to support, drive, and help us to deliver our plans.
We are equally keen to hear from candidates who do not meet these specific criteria but believe they could actively contribute to our thinking and to our future success and resilience.
Previous experience as a Trustee is not necessary, as we are committed to full and appropriate induction, mentoring, training, and support for all new Trustees.
As a Trustee, you will be expected to share our vision and values, actively apply your skills, expertise, knowledge, and networks to further the aims of the charity, and ensure we have the necessary resources.
The above list is indicative only and not exhaustive. Trustees will be expected to perform all such additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the role.
Expectations are high. As a new trustee, you will need to evidence and demonstrate commitment and be fully engaged and motivated by our vision for Hamelin Trust and bring the necessary experience, expertise, and energy to ensure we are able to achieve all that we hope to achieve.
Knowledge & Skills
Hamelin Trust is a leading Essex based charity supporting people with learning disabilities or who are neurodivergent and their families. We do this by providing short break services, a resource centre and outreach services within the community and in individual’s homes. We also provide training and employment opportunities through a number of independent and joint ventures.
We have an agreed and revised strategy in place which is already achieving success, enabling us to increase our reach and effectiveness by expanding provision based upon a compassionate community model while simultaneously promoting greater co-production with partners, the social care and health system, and the wider local community. Enabling us and our team to provide greater integrated support through life services to beneficiaries, their parents/carers, the wider family, and community networks.
If you would welcome the opportunity to apply, please forward the following:
Your application should be sent to our advising consultant, Philip Nelson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also let us know if you need any special provisions should you be called forward for an interview.
Appointment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS, which will be completed and paid for by Hamelin Trust.
Closing Date: Sunday, 25 June
Preliminary Interviews: Friday 7, Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 July
Final Panel Interviews: Friday, 4 August
For an informal and confidential discussion, to ask a question on any aspect of the appointment process, or for additional information, please get in touch with Philip Nelson on 07771 953959 or via email at email@example.com.