Welcome to Camphill Village Trust.
We are delighted to be advertising for this unique opportunity to become a Trustee and Chair of our Quality Committee.
As a national charity and not-for-profit organisation, Camphill Village Trust (CVT) has for almost 70 years been providing a range of predominately land based “green” care, support and accommodation for people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health challenges and complex needs.
Our aim is to empower people with disabilities to lead more connected, fulfilled lives with meaning and purpose. We call this ‘a life of opportunity’ and we believe that, with the right support, it is possible for everyone.
There are nine Trust communities across England, providing homes and social care and support for over 400 adults with a learning disability. The Trust operates from sites situated in North Yorkshire, Teesside, Hertfordshire, Stourbridge, and Gloucestershire.
Each of our communities is different; from Botton Village in the heart of the North York Moors covering over 1,000 acres of farm and countryside, homes, a shop, post office, theatre, church and creamery; to our Stourbridge and St Albans communities that are more urban based with town centre flats, bungalows and houses.
Across our sites there are many opportunities for people with learning and other disabilities to learn and develop skills, and to contribute to wider society, adding meaning and purpose to their lives: we offer activities from social farming and gardening and arts and crafts, to opportunities in retail, catering and estates management. Whether beneficiaries are living in a Trust community or accessing our activities for a Life of opportunity via day placements, they are empowered to be at the centre of their own support and outcomes. The Trust has a strong culture of co-production and the Quality Committee play a key role in ensuring that co-production is embedded at all levels of the Charity.
We are looking for an experienced and dedicated Trustee, with an evidenced track record in Adult Social Care, to join us to take responsibility chairing our Quality Committee. We are seeking individuals with significant relevant Social Care Support leadership experience with the ability to provide assurance on quality, safeguarding and compliance, drawing on a sound knowledge and understanding of Local Authority and regulatory standards. We are also keen to ensure that our Chair of Quality is passionate about supporting us in continuing our culture of co-production.
You will have experience of working within complex environments, enabling you to play an active role in leading the Trust during a significant period of change. An exceptional communicator, you will be able to relate to people at all levels inside and out of the organisation, inspiring confidence in others on issues of significant strategic importance.
The following provides information and detail about the role, our locations and the type of person we’re looking for. If this sounds exciting to you and you have the passion, experience and skills to help us achieve our ambitious vision, we’d love to hear from you.
We look forward to meeting you!