Alternative Futures Group is one of the largest not for profit Health and Social Care charities in the North West and has been changing lives, creating independence and achieving great outcomes for the brilliant people we support. This year we are making plans to celebrate our 30th birthday.
With an annual turnover of over £60m, we employ 2,000+ staff who proudly support more than 1,000 people with a range of learning disabilities and mental health issues. Our personalised services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each and every person we support.
We look to connect people to their loved ones and the communities in which they live, promoting independence, choice and opportunity to ensure they live a full, independent life, as they wish to live it.
By getting to know the people we support, understanding what is important to them and how they want to be supported, our person-centred approach allows us to tailor support. We develop person-centred care plans and one-page profiles by working in partnership with our people, their families, advocates and local authorities.
We focus on the things that are important to the people we support, ensuring together, we help them to reach the outcomes they want to achieve.
As a large, successful charity in the North West, but one without a significant public profile, we have often described ourselves as the charity world’s “best kept secret”.
To meet our aims and drive forwards our ambitions we no longer want to be a secret!
We are proud of what we do and the difference we make in people’s lives, and our new strategy includes the aim to raise our profile and elevate our clients’ voices in the public sphere.
In order to support our plans and enable and empower our people to do amazing things, the Board is now looking to appoint new Trustees to replace those whose terms have come (or are coming) to an end.
Who we’re looking for:
We are seeking individuals with a fundamental alignment to our charitable purpose and mission. With exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, you will bring sound judgement, the ability to think strategically and offer constructive challenge and debate to the Board and senior officers.
While new Trustees do not necessarily need to have held previous non-executive roles, they will be able to demonstrate a successful track record in wide reaching senior leadership positions.
Specifically, to complement the strengths of our existing team, we are looking to appoint a new Trustee with clinical experience in mental health services, and who understands the provision of mental health/psychiatric services.
In order to help drive our organisation forwards whilst maintaining our strong reputation with our regulators and commissioners, we are ideally looking for new Trustees with a strong profile and connections to networks across the North West, and the ability to promote and boost awareness of Alternative Futures Group and our philosophy.
Time commitment of circa 1 day per month. In addition to board meetings, each Trustee will have membership of one subcommittee.
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