We’re looking for people who are keen to use their skills and experience, whether professional or personal, to make sure BCOP can continue to support older people for generations to come. We’re particularly interested to hear from you if have direct experience of the issues facing our service users. No prior experience of sitting on a Board is necessary as we offer a full induction and training. You do need to have the time to fully participate as a Board Member – this equates to about 1 day a month.

Our Pioneering Spirit
BCOP has been a pioneer in caring for older people since its foundation 75 years ago – developing the first ‘meals-on-wheels’ scheme and being the first to offer organised daytrips and holidays to older people. More recently, we have been leading the way in providing Animal Assisted Therapy to our care home residents through our on-site pet farms, and sensory stimulation through ‘Sensory Street’ – an on-site replica post-war high street, which was featured on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme in 2019. We strive to ensure our services adapt to meet the changing needs of older people and society.

Our Services
We offer not only nursing care with dementia provision in our three care homes, but also independent and supported housing and additional services such as welfare guidance and a handyperson scheme.

Your Skills
If you have skills and experience in any of the following areas, and the drive to make a difference, we encourage you to apply:

• Social housing property/capital projects
• Senior/ strategic care home sector
• Human Resources
• Business Development
• Marketing & Fundraising
• Finance/Accountancy or Investment Management
• Legal
This position is not remunerated but reasonable expenses (e.g.travel) will be paid

Closing date for applications: Monday 20th December 2021
Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity as we will consider applications upon receipt on an on-going basis.

Find out more about BCOP at www.bcop.org.uk/
Download an Information Pack and Application Form: www.bcop.org.uk/trustees