Person we support

We are looking for three or four additional Non-Executive Directors to work with our new Managing Director @Rhian Stone and our board.

Our NEDS will help us think even bluer skies, innovate and continue to champion a person-centred service that’s future focused.

If you think differently, are strategic, commercial and insightful and can bring new ideas and connections into Bolton Cares so we can grow and develop, we would love to meet you.

The roles are on a voluntary basis and perfect for people who want to put something back into society and are equally passionate about excellence in the care sector.

A bit about us

Bolton Cares is both a special and unique organisation. As Bolton’s biggest care provider, we deliver a range of care and support services to the communities of Bolton, Salford and Wigan.

We are proud of what we are, a person-centred care provider, motivated by a passion and here to make a difference every day. Our mission is to ‘Support people to live the life they want, their way’

Established in 2016 as a Local Authority Trading Company, we have come a long way. Although a separate entity, we remain close partners with Bolton Council tackling some of the biggest challenges facing the sector together.

What you will be doing

Person we support

As one of our NEDS you will be pivotal in helping us develop our new strategic direction and crucially ensuring we continue to be an outstanding provider of social care, a great employer and a core part of the communities of Bolton, Salford and Wigan

You will bring value and insight to the debate and provide independent oversight making a proactive contribution to the Board offering clear and balanced advice and guidance on strategic issues.

We have put together a pack of information which tells you all you need to know about being a Non-Executive Director with the Bolton Cares Group. Download the Pack.

As a Non-Executive Director Your key responsibilities will include.

  • Providing strategic direction
  • Bringing communication, connections, partnerships and opportunities.
  • Acting as an ambassador for the company externally
  • Ensuring financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible
  • Auditing the company accounts properly to its shareholders through true and fair actions

More widely, you’ll play an important role in pushing our agendas in the wider care sector. Maintaining links with key public and private sector stakeholders and actively supporting and representing Bolton Cares behind the scenes.

Your commitment to us

Term in office: A maximum of three terms of two years each.

Commitment: Attendance at six board meetings per year and attendance at events and meetings as and when appropriate. Non-Executive Directors are asked to commit 10 days per year.

Development and Induction: Training in Board governance and full induction into the business will be provided and any areas of development supported with appropriate guidance and training.

Remuneration: The roles are unremunerated. Reasonable expenses will be paid.

Location: All our meetings are held in in person, at our offices in Bolton or one of our sites, for example our new Jubilee Centre. Away days may be held elsewhere.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your CV along with a covering letter (maximum two pages).

You should include details of two referees. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.

Deadline to submit applications: 21 May 2024 at 5pm.

Interviews: week commencing 3 June.

Please email your application to

If you prefer to send your application by post, please address it to:

Angela Walker
Head of People
Thicketford Centre
Thicketford Road

For further details, please refer to the information pack.