Broughton House – Chair of Trustees

Download the candidate pack here.


In 2020, the Board of Trustees embarked on an ambitious project to demolish the original 1860’s house, which was proving increasingly costly to maintain, and to transform the site into a £12.5m veteran care ‘village’, comprising a modern, 64-bed care home together with six supported living apartments and an Armed Forces   Support Hub. This groundbreaking Veteran Care Village concept, a first in the UK, provides not only a range of residential and nursing care, but also extends to outreach support for veterans in the community.


Having realised the transformation, Broughton House Veteran Care Village recently launched two exciting new initiatives to further enhance the provision of support to veterans and their families. Working in partnership with Dementia UK, we have appointed an Admiral Nurse (senior specialist in dementia care) enabling the provision of specialist care for veterans living with dementia. In parallel we are expanding the reach of our Armed Forces Support Hub, a service that delivers  wellbeing and welfare support to veterans in the community across the North West.


Our Vision is to be the leading provider of consistent, sustainable care and support to the maximum number of veterans and their families in the North West and in   support of this, we aspire to maximise our direct charitable support to the veteran community.

New Chair

We are now seeking to appoint a new Chair of Trustees who, working in partnership with the CEO, will use their experience and strong organisational leadership to drive our future strategy and fundraising efforts to optimise the Charity’s ability to provide outstanding support for veterans.

How we are run

Broughton House is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) overseen by a Board of Trustees. The constitution of the Charity provides that the Trustee Body shall consist of not less than seven and no more than 15 Trustees.  Trustees are appointed for a term of three years and serve for a maximum of three consecutive terms. The Board of Trustees exercise responsibility for the overall strategic direction, governance and management of Broughton House Veteran Care Village, ensuring that the Charity operates within the law and within its objects as laid down by its constitution. The Board of Trustees usually meets on a bi-monthly basis.

The Chief Executive is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Charity, Care Home and the Armed Forces Support Hub, and for the implementation of policies agreed by the Trustees.  The CEO is also the appointed Nominated Individual for the Charity. Responsibility for care delivery is delegated to the Director of Care (Registered Manager) by the CEO.

The Chair’s Role

The Chair will hold the Board and Executive to account for the Charity’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring that each Trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Charity. The Chair will also support the Chief Executive and ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the Executive to achieve agreed objectives. The Chair will act as an ambassador and public face of the Charity in partnership with the Chief Executive.

Terms of Reference for the Chair are included in this pack.

Time commitment

The Chair will attend around six Board of Trustee and six Sub-Committee meetings per year. Additionally, the Chair is also expected to have regular meetings with the Chief Executive and represent the Charity at events and meetings with key        stakeholders occasionally. We are seeking a Chair who can offer the personal     flexibility and availability to commit to the role during a time of significant progress in the Charity’s development.


The role of Chair is a voluntary role, expenses and travel may be claimed.


Broughton House Veteran Care Village is located in Salford, Manchester.

How to apply

We hope that you will consider making an application to become Chair of the Board at Broughton House Veteran Care Village.

To make an application please send the following information to

  • A brief CV or equivalent biographical information.
  • A short covering letter that explains your motivation and suitability for the role and confirms that you would not be subject to any conflict of interest.
  • Please advise us of any dates that you would not be available to participate in the selection process as indicated below.

Selection Timetable

Closing Date: Friday 30 August 2024

Agreement of the shortlist: By Monday 9 September 2024

Interviews: Flexible, but ideally during September 2024.

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