Carers Trust
Voluntary basis with expenses reimbursed

Carers Trust has worked to transform the lives of unpaid carers. We combine the knowledge, skills, expertise and experience of our founder charities – The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care – and all of the Carers Trust’s network of local carer organisations.


As our Chair you will play a key role in Carers Trust’s strategic direction and impact. You will work with our talented Board and senior management team to deliver our ambitious mission for all unpaid carers. We are looking to you to provide inspirational leadership which maximises the combined talents of our leadership teams and enhances our ability to influence the agenda for unpaid carers and local carer organisations. You will have a solid understanding of governance along with experience of chairing a multi-disciplinary committee or board. You will also have the personal influence to navigate a complex and diverse organisation, operating within a challenging and changing political and social landscape.  Given the context and growing number of unpaid carers in the UK, we plan to evolve and expand our income generation activities so that we and our network can deliver the impact we need for unpaid carers and to enhance further our ability to engage and represent our network of local carer organisations.

You will bring a high degree of emotional intelligence and a collaborative and inclusive approach, able to skilfully balance diverse perspectives and foster collaboration around shared goals. You will be deeply committed to our mission and vision and will bring exceptional communication skills able to work across our diverse network of partners and to represent our charity across a wide range of stakeholders.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is integral to Carers Trust’s mission to be a diverse and inclusive organisation in which everyone has a sense of belonging. We’re seeking to increase the diversity of background and thinking on our board and as our Chair, your own commitment to this will be absolutely critical.

We are making a phenomenal impact on the lives of unpaid carers already. As our new Chair you will be able to influence our agenda even further to help us transform the lives of millions of people. If this excites you, we’d love to hear from you.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.