Person Specification

We are seeking Governor candidates drawn to the Charterhouse's charitable focus of care and community, and with the personal qualities to play a leadership and governance role across all aspects of the Charterhouse community. 

The new Governor will help build upon recent achievements whilst playing a strategic role in leading further change. We are very keen to attract a broad range of candidates for this role to reflect the community we serve and the London boroughs we live amongst. 

While we seek applicants who can demonstrate specific experience in Older People Care, we also encourage applications from those who can, dually, provide good, generalist governance skills and who can contribute to the wider, strategic debate. 

 An excellent relevant track record is expected and the ability to demonstrate charitable governance and rigorous compliance with a commitment to service and a clear appreciation of the charity and / or the health and care sectors is beneficial. 

We are also committed to strengthen our links with Charterhouse School by welcoming applications from Old Carthusian (former students of Charterhouse school) as potential Governors. 

For this phase of recruitment, we seek applications from individuals with skills and experience in the Older People Care, specifically related to the strategic oversight of CQC registered care homes and domiciliary care or through a clinical experience of older people care. The demonstration of excellent networks through the field of Older People Care would be very welcome. 

The Charterhouse houses a community of around 40 ‘Brothers’ who are both male and female. The Brothers are all over 60 with the eldest being around 96 and they exhibit a wide range of care needs. The Charterhouse also boasts an 11 bed CQC Registered Care Home which is home to a number of Brothers as well as private residents. The Charterhouse also provides a domiciliary care service to Brothers who require this.