"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:
Tom Richardson – Chair
Tom has been a Trustee at Cintre since October 2013 having spent the previous 12 years working in Bristol as the Chief Executive of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. Prior to this he spent 30 years in the British Army in a variety of different appointments and theatres. He has significant experience working at Board level and is specifically involved in remuneration and working with the Chief Executive on the Strategic and Business Plans.
Bob Moore – Trustee
Having commenced his working career in Northern Ireland Bob moved to London in the 70s, where he started his career in the financial services sector. Within 2yrs he relocated to a new office in Bristol and soon moved to a village close by and has stayed ever since.
After working in several areas including actuarial, customer services & accounting. Bob moved into IT, where he found his niche and was fortunate enough to work within most areas of IT. He has managed teams around the globe before retirement.
Bob found that from his IT career he benefited greatly from working with people from different cultures and backgrounds and it was a major contributor in broadening his horizons.
For relaxation Bob decided to become a football referee (surprising choice!) with his top highlights being leading the teams out one afternoon at the old Wembley stadium and once being knocked out in a game!
Bob is a firm believer that we can all contribute to our local community in some way. He was a Magistrate for a number of years and found this a thoroughly rewarding experience. At the same time he was also involved in training and developing referees and coaches for the FA.
When Bob took early retirement he looked to increase his community/charity commitment. After speaking to one of Cintre’s trustees about the role, he decided to give it a go.With such an extensive IT background he was asked to look at the current network and recommended upgrading it to meet the current working needs.
Bob also has a keen interest in governance and risk management and now works on the sub-committee.
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.
Alison Webber – Trustee
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.
Bob Barker – Honorary Treasurer
With a career spanning the accounting profession, financial services and the charity sector, Bob is a retired chartered accountant.
He spent nine years as the Finance Director of CLIC Sargent, the children's cancer charity, followed by a further nine years in the same role with Sunfield, a residential school for children with profound learning difficulties.
Impressed by Cintre's levels of service excellence and the outstanding commitment of its staff, Bob was appointed Honorary Treasurer in 2015. His role centres on ensuring that the finances of the charity are maintained in good order and that we comply with all associated regulatory requirements (Companies House, Charity Commission, etc).
Lesley Farrall – Deputy Chair
Peter Clayton – Trustee
Sue Elstob - Trustee