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Board Member Vacancies

About the Board

We currently have a number of vacancies on our Board of Non-Executive Directors.  The Board sets the strategic direction for the organisation and provides governance.  This typically involves a commitment to sharing knowledge and experience, reading monthly reports, providing feedback and attending evening, bi-monthly meetings (virtual) and infrequent face to face events. 

About Us

Gateway Family Services CIC is an established provider of Health and Wellbeing services across Birmingham, Solihull and the wider Black Country.  We are a Community Interest Company which means we have a strong focus on the communities we work in, delivering work mainly to the NHS and Local Authorities, often in partnership with other Third Sector organisations such as Age UK Solihull and Murray Hall. 

We currently provide services, including Neighbourhood Network Scheme and Early Help in Edgbaston, supporting older adults, those with additional needs and families, as well as the Integrated Lifestyle Service in Solihull as part of Public Health’s Wellbeing offer.  The service provides group and one to one support for people wishing to make changes to their lifestyle.  Other services include Social Prescribing for a large number of GP Practices in both Birmingham and Solihull and hosting the Maternity Voices Partnerships across the Black Country as well as in Birmingham and Solihull.

You can find out more about our services here on our website

Our Aims and Objectives include:

  • Providing innovative health and wellbeing services
  • Providing intensive support to those who need it most
  • Training and developing people with a focus on those who have barriers to learning or employment
  • Making lasting change by building resilience and raising aspirations

  • Life Circumstances – Board members’ present life circumstances allow for sustained commitment to the organisation, learned new skills
  • Accountability – Board members must be willing to accept responsibility for their actions and be responsible to the organisation and the Chair of the Board.
  • You should be able to commit to bimonthly meetings and also allow time to read papers in advance of Board meetings
  • You may also be asked to contribute to subgroups or participate in Board events such as away days or planning sessions.
Requires Skills/Experience

About You

You don’t necessarily have to have previous Board Experience, as support and training will be provided.  What we’re looking for most of all is:


  • Understanding of Management – structures and challenges
  • Life circumstances that allow for sustained commitment to the organisation on a regular basis
  • Accountability – Board members must accept the responsibility that comes with being on a Board
  • Skills or interests that provide value to the Board and the organisation. This might include professional skills such as law or finance knowledge; understanding of or interest in a specific area such as one of the geographical areas or service areas we work in; a general understanding of the Health and Social care field
To Apply

If the above sounds of interest and you’d like to know more, please get in touch with Maxine Brown to request an information pack – or call Maxine on 0121 456 7820.  Alternatively, please take a look at our website –

Closing date: Sunday, 16 April 2023 (midnight)