Wales Trustee and Chair of the Wales Advisory Board


Carers Trust is seeking a committed, motivated and highly skilled Trustee for Wales with knowledge and expertise of the Welsh health and social care system, the third sector in Wales and/or the Welsh public sector.

The Trustee will add to and enhance our dynamic, experienced Board of Trustees and staff team. The Wales Trustee also serves as the Chair of the Wales Advisory Board.

Caring affects us all, with three in five of us likely to become an unpaid family carer at some point in our lifetime.

Unpaid carers are the cornerstone of our stretched health and social care systems and save the UK economy over £132bn every year - equivalent to £8.1bn annually contributed to the Welsh health and care systems.

There were 311,000 unpaid carers in Wales at the 2021 Census – a figure which is likely to be an under-estimation.

The Census reported that Wales has a higher proportion of unpaid carers within the population than England, including for older carers and young carers, whilst carers in Wales are more likely to reside in areas of deprivation.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, unpaid caring has become more intense, with the Census finding a higher proportion of carers providing more than twenty hours per week of care than ever before.

Role specification

Find the Wales Trustee recruitment pack here.

How to apply

Please email Ana Figueiredo with an up-to-date CV and covering letter. If you would like to speak with the Chair or CEO prior to applying, please contact Ana who will be able to arrange. The closing date for applications is 6 June 2023.

Please ensure you complete our equal opportunities monitoring form here and email along with your CV and supporting statement.

Trustees are required to attend quarterly Board meetings normally in London and to attend and Chair the Wales Advisory Board quarterly, with meetings held in Cardiff and online. You will also be expected to attend key organisational events, such as our annual reception with our President HRH The Princess Royal. Overall the expected amount of time which will be devoted to the charity will be circa 15 days a year.

While this role is not remunerated, Trustees will receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred during work on behalf of Carers Trust.