The Social Workers’ Educational Trust (SWET) is governed by a Board of Trustees who are all volunteers. The Trustees provide leadership to the charity, they have responsibility for the financial and legal governance of the charity.
We’re looking for three people to join our Board of Trustees.
SWET aims to assist qualified and registered social workers to develop their knowledge and skills, encourage research into social work practice and education, and educate the public in the nature of social work.
Meetings are usually held in Birmingham three times per year in February, June and October. This is a non-salaried role, but travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Being a Trustee can expose you to new experiences and new groups of people. It can present you with a range of new challenges. You are part of a team as a Trustee and will have the opportunity to add your unique skills and experience while learning from others too. If you are passionate about supporting social workers with their continuing professional development and enhancing their knowledge and skills, as well as promoting social work education and learning more widely, then we’d like to hear from you.
About being a trustee…
Being a trustee carries legal responsibilities which should be understood before taking up a position. Trustees are not expected to be experts in every area, even with the collective skills and experience of the board overall. They are expected to use reasonable care in their role as Trustees applying their skills and experience and involving professionals where needed. Reach Volunteering’s Guide to Trustees’ legal responsibilities and liabilities is a good place to start, and you may also want to read the Charity Commission’s Trustee guidance for more information.
For more information, please contact our Chair, Beverley Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 0151 231 4072 (Tuesday to Thursday).
Application forms can be obtained from Helen Randle at BASW UK on email@example.com. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2018.