SWY Board Director & Board Co-optee Positions

It’s an exciting time to join the SWY Board of Directors as we embark on critical phases of our business development implementing ambitious growth plans that will allow us to create more opportunities and strengthen our business. Our values are core to the way we do business, including working with our Board and making SWY a welcoming, fun and rewarding place to be.

We are keen to hear from candidates who bring something different to our team and who have local or sub-regional connections, a passion for making a difference and bring the commercial skills critical to achieving growth. If that sounds like you please apply using the links below, we can’t wait to meet you!



  • Starts with you Non‑Executive Director: £4,000 per annum
  • Starts with you Co‑optee Member: £3,000 per annum

How to Apply:

Please submit a completed declaration form and Board skills and competencies matrix, available on this website page in a downloadable format, together with an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) and covering letter.

It is essential that the skills and competencies matrix is fully completed, highlighting supporting evidence.  We do not necessarily expect you to be able to comment on every competency, as long as you convey your overall suitability to go to the next stage of the selection process.

Applications should be returned in electronic format to govregteam@boltonathome.org.uk by 12 noon on Thursday 14th of July 2022 and will be treated with the strictest confidence:

Assessment and Selection Process

All applications will be considered and assessed against the skills matrix.  If you have been successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via email no later than the 22nd of July 2022. Interviews will be held on or around Friday the 19th of August 2022.

Thank you for your interest in these positions and should you require any further information, please contact the Group Governance Team at govregteam@boltonathome.org.uk

Bolton companies accredited for positive employment

Two Bolton companies have become the first in the town to be recognised as leading employers for staff wellbeing.

Starts with you and Boo Coaching & Consulting have both been accredited as Members of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter.

The Charter, which is supported by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, contains 43 Members from throughout the region, reaching over 230,000 employees. A few Members include Electricity North West, KPMG, Transport for the North and United Utilities.

The Charter recognises companies that offer good employment support and progression for local people, with each company offering real benefits to staff including secure and flexible work, paying the real living wage, staff involvement in decision making plus inclusive recruitment and creating a healthy environment for all employees.

Starts with you, a social enterprise wholly owned by social housing provider Bolton at Home, works to create opportunities and empower people to address challenges and access good work. The company employees nearly 50 people in a range of commercial and support services, designed to create entry-level jobs and help local people. The Starts with you team offers property clearance and handy persons services, creating jobs for local people, and advice services, available to members of the community, including employment support, money, debt, energy efficiency and getting online.

Hayley Hulme, Managing Director of Starts with you, said: “As a social enterprise, we exist to improve the lives of people around us. That isn’t just limited to our customers and the people we support, but it means making sure our employees are valued in well-paid jobs, which put their wellbeing first.

“The GM Good Employment Charter Accreditation is an important recognition of the hard work and commitment Starts with you has put into being an excellent employer. It gives our team the assurance that they will be treated fairly and compassionately so that work can be a positive impact on them and their family’s lives.”

Boo Coaching & Consulting helps bosses be better and create happy, healthy workplaces in which everyone can thrive. Proudly Bolton-based the company delivers courses across the UK and beyond. The company is also a founding member of the Bolton Social Business Collective along with Starts with you and works with the Bolton Family to raise the living standards of local residents and promote employment stability.

Becci Martin, Founder and Director at Boo Coaching and Consulting, said “We have worked hard at Boo to create a healthy and happy workplace where all our team can thrive. Becoming a Good Employment Charter Member is a really big achievement for us and proves that we can do business differently – we hope that other companies in our hometown of Bolton are inspired by what Starts with you and Team Boo have achieved.”




Both companies will be awarded the certification at a presentation in the new year.

For more information about Starts with you and the local support available, visit www.startswithyou.org.uk

For more information on Boo Coaching & Consulting, visit www.boo-consulting.com

More details on the greater Manchester Employment Charter can be found at www.gmgoodemploymentcharter.co.uk.


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