"Are you enthusiastic to develop a charity and yourself"?
What does a Cintre Trustee do?
Trustees have overall control of the charity and are responsible for making sure it does what it was set up to do. Our trustees don’t get paid for their role – they act out of a desire to help people and make positive change. Volunteering as a trustee is a rewarding and enjoyable role. It can be at times challenging too.
Their responsibilities include ensuring the charity:
- Has the money it needs.
- Spends its money sensibly, on the activities it was raised for.
- Follows the law, including preparing reports and accounts to send to the Charity Commission.
- Doesn’t break the rules in its governing document (its constitution, trust deed or articles).
- Plans what the charity will do and what it can achieve.
- Can explain the charities activities and how they are intended to support its purposes.
About the Trustees:
Alison Webber – Chair
Alison has worked in health and social care for most of her career. She firstly started in domiciliary care and now at current is the director of her own training company ‘Bespoke Consultancy & Education Ltd’. She provides a wide range of training courses across the health and social care sector as well as diplomas and apprenticeships.
Her past roles have included being a Support Worker for Scope, Team Leader and Deputy Manager in Domiciliary care, Manager for Young Carers project, Auxiliary Nurse, Assessor of apprenticeships, Internal Quality Assurer, Course Leader in a local college for health and social care, business admin and customer service apprenticeships.
Alison joined Cintre because she felt the charity’s ethos matched with her own personal beliefs. She is an individual who is passionate about raising the standard of care and placing the service user at the centre of everything. She aims to make a difference and open people's eyes to see the person not the disability.
Lesley Farrall – Deputy Chair
Phil Harris – Trustee
Phil has nearly 40 years of business experience both in major Plc businesses and owning a small/ medium size business himself. He brings business knowledge to the Cintre Trustees, and has particular knowledge and experience in construction and organisational development.
Phil was introduced to Cintre in January 2015 and felt the need to join the team after being really impressed with the work and sheer commitment everyone has to the Service Users.
Outside of Cintre he is a Consultant and non-executive director to a Building and Civil engineering Company in the North West as well as helping the Construction business he owned until 2014.
John Clements – Trustee
John is a recently retired primary school headteacher who has spent the last 15 years working in schools in Gloucestershire. He hopes that he can use his experiences in education, governance and knowledge of safeguarding to benefit the charity’s service users.
Prior to becoming a teacher, John worked in legal services, initially as a civil servant in the Lord Chancellor's Department before spending 11 years with The Law Society as an Investigation Officer at the Solicitors' Complaints Bureau/Office for the Supervision of Solicitors.
John recognises the importance that Cintre places on the need to tailor our services to individuals, something that he always tried to do as a teacher. Everyone has specific personal needs and deserves the right support to allow them to develop the skills they need to live an independent, fulfilling life.
Peter Clayton – Trustee
Sue Elstob - Trustee
Josie Winter - Trustee
Josie Winter is Clinical Director at Advanced Clinical Solutions Ltd. Who helps healthcare organisations navigate and implement clinical governance frameworks. Whether this is to assist in meeting regulatory compliance (e.g. CQC) upskilling health and social care staff to step into new roles, or as part of an improvement project. Josie specialises in all things Clinical Audit, Clinical Education, Infection Prevention & Control and Quality Improvement.
Before starting Advanced Clinical Solutions, Josie spent six years developing and implementing clinical services including running a team of specialist consultants at a top 5 global med-tech company. Prior to this Josie spent many years working in the NHS as a Theatre Nurse and studying towards her Masters in Infection Prevention & Control. After a successful career developing and delivering quality improvement services from concept to deployment, Josie now helps other health and social care organisations do this.
Josie enjoys spending time with her children and can always be found investigating and analysing the latest in health and social care evidence.
Sarah Fallon - Trustee
Marion Billett - Trustee
Marion Billett has a proven track record implementing structure, leading improvement and delivering growth strategies within the third sector.
She currently holds a key administrative role at Bath Artists Studios - a charitable trust that aims to educate the public in the general arts. She is responsible for enhancing operational structure, implementing internal policies, controlling budgets, designing outreach projects, recruitment, and ensuring maximum engagement with the community.
Prior to this position, Marion worked as a solicitor specialising in litigation at AIG. Her broad experience in the legal sector has granted her with an extensive array of knowledge and transferable skills. Marin hopes to further develop her knowledge and plans to commence an MA in Charity Law in the near future.