RECOGNISE INSPIRING SOCIAL WORK
Would you like to be part of a team which is passionate about celebrating and raising the profile of outstanding social work? Would you like to meet new people and learn new skills?
Social Work Awards, the charity behind the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards event, is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Student or Newly Qualified Social Worker to join its Board of Trustees.
Our Board of Trustees play a pivotal role in overseeing the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards ceremony and steering the charity’s strategic direction.
Commitment to your role and the charity is a really important part of being a trustee. You will be required to attend at least three to four meetings each year (most of our meetings now happen virtually), the Social Worker of the Year Awards ceremony in November, and the winners’ parliamentary reception which is held each March.
This is a hugely rewarding role which will provide the opportunity to further develop your skills and broaden your network by working with a passionate group of people to shape and support the work of the charity.
We have just begun planning for a virtual ‘thank you’ event for social workers across England, which will reflect and recognise the extraordinary work of social workers during Covid-19. Following on from this, 2021 will be a special year as the charity celebrates its 10th anniversary.
If you are a student or newly qualified social worker who is ready to contribute your enthusiasm and ideas to the Social Worker of the Year Awards, we would love to hear from you.
About the charity:
Established in 2006 and officially registered as a charity in 2011, Social Work Awards aims to recognise and celebrate the achievements of social workers, promote social work and incentivise individuals and teams in the profession to achieve excellence.
The aims of the charity are to:
- Give recognition to the challenging work of qualified social workers
- Promote best practice in the profession and celebrate success
- Improve understanding of the range of work which social workers undertake
- Celebrate and promote diversity and equal opportunities in social care
To apply, please send a short introduction about yourself which explains why you are interested in becoming a trustee to firstname.lastname@example.org
The chosen candidate will be given full support as it is recognised that this may be a completely new experience for many people.
Please note reasonable travel and expenses will be paid for this position.
Most Trustee Meetings now take place virtually using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.