Social Workers’ Educational Trust
We are currently seeking people to join our Board of Trustees
Are you passionate about supporting social workers with their continuing professional development, enhancing their knowledge and skills? Do you have a desire to enhance the promotion of social work education and learning more widely? Don't you agree it's vital we help make the social work profession relevant for the service user?
Then we’d like to hear from you!
The Social Workers’ Educational Trust (SWET) is governed by a Board of Trustees who are all volunteers. The Trustees provide leadership to the charity, they have responsibility for the financial and legal governance of the charity.
SWET aims to assist qualified and registered social workers to develop their knowledge and skills, encourage research into social work practice and education, and educate the public in the nature of social work.
Meetings are usually held in Birmingham three times per year in February, June and October. These meetings are sometimes held online. This is a non-salaried role, but travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Along with your strength of feeling about supporting social workers and enhancing social work practice and accessibility, being a Trustee can expose you to new experiences and new groups of people. It can present you with a range of new challenges. You are part of a team as a Trustee and will have the opportunity to add your unique skills and experience while learning from others too.
About being a trustee…
Being a trustee carries legal responsibilities which should be understood before taking up a position. Trustees are not expected to be experts in every area, even with the collective skills and experience of the board overall. They are expected to use reasonable care in their role as Trustees applying their skills and experience and involving professionals where needed.
For more information, please contact our Chair, Catherine Poulter on Catherine.Poulter@basw.co.uk
Application forms can be obtained from Helen Randle at BASW UK on email@example.com
Deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 31 March 2024