Trustee Vacancy – Hillier Almshouses, Guildford

The trustee position requires attendance to 3 board meetings per year, Feb, May and October, they are generally on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm and last for 2 – 2.5 hours. 

We do not have any specific requirements with regard to skills but someone with a bit of financial knowledge or legal knowledge would be a bonus.  What we require first and foremost is someone who can show understanding and empathy for our residents and the almshouse ethos, someone who is happy to join us for coffee and social events occasionally throughout the year and although we have a small team of knowledgeable and experienced staff, it is good to have supportive and understanding trustees who can be hands on if required.  It is not an onerous position, in fact it is a very nice voluntary role for someone who feels they have time to give something back to the community.  We are deregistered from the Homes and Communities Agency and do have trustee indemnity insurance.  We house 29 ladies over 60 years old.

If you are interested please contact Val Richards at hillier.almshouse@gmail.com for details on how to apply


Campaign Manager/Events Organiser for the Almshouse Association

Position:             Campaign Manager/Events Organiser
Hours:                 18 month contract – 3 days per week
Salary:                 £21,000
Place of Work:  Almshouse Association, Wokingham, Berkshire
Start date:          Jan 2020


The Almshouse Association is a membership charity, representing over 1600 almshouse charities providing homes for more than 35000, these homes provide Almshouse dwellings for people in need.

The Almshouse Association will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary in 2021 and we are looking for a Campaign Manager/Events Organiser to run our 75th Anniversary Campaign and events. The objective of the campaign is not only to celebrate our Anniversary, but to promote and showcase the 1000 year history of Almshouses and raise the profile of Almshouses today.

We have a number of ideas for the campaign already that are at the drawing board stage.

The role of the Campaign Manager will be to:

  • Devise and implement our 75th Anniversary Marketing Campaign with the intent of:
    • raising the profile of Almshouses and their value to society
    • raise the profile of the Almshouse Association
    • recruiting more trustees
    • Facilitating a culture of charitable giving to our member charities and the Almshouse Association
    • creating and building new partnerships
    • increasing government awareness of almshouses, which will ultimately lead to exemptions and support for almshouses
    • harnessing a greater sense of pride amongst trustees and residents
    • gaining national media interest
  • Recruit (as applicable, in consultation with CEO), brief and manage staff/contractors to work on applicable areas of the campaign.
  • Work closely with the internal Marketing Manager, Head of Fundraising and Event Manager
  • Create a campaign pack that can be sent out to members/public/press/corporate companies
  • Create a social media strategy for the campaign
  • Oversee the quality of the content created by copywriters and designers to ensure the brand identity is adhered to.
  • Ensure all elements of the campaign are delivered on time and within budget
  • Provide leadership with progress reports, results and explain variances
  • Project manage resources required to execute the campaign
  • Develop systems to monitor campaign progress
  • Build strong effective relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Liaise with our membership to ensure effective communication throughout the campaign.

You will:

  • Need a minimum 2 years proven experience in manamging campaigns and events
  • need the ability to engage and win people over and influence a wide range of people including senior stakeholders.
  • be required to manage your own time effectively and be able to work proactively and independently.
  • have advanced experience in campaign management and working on strategic projects
  • be able to demonstrate substantial experience in running events
  • have the ability to set and meet deadlines
  • be capable or running multiple projects at the same time
  • possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • have proven analytical skills and the ability to problem solve
  • understand current market trends
  • be competent in all forms of social media
  • be imaginative and creative
  • be a positive and enthusiastic motivator
  • PR experience

How to Apply

Please send your CV for the attention of karenmcadam@almshouses.org with a covering letter detailing why you are interested in the position and what you will bring to the role.  


Sheltered Housing Manager Location: Hounslow (residential-based)

Salary: Circa £30,000 (depending on experience)

Closing: 05/01/2020

The Skinners’ Company is one of the ‘Great Twelve’ livery companies of London; it is a major not-for-profit organisation involved in running schools, sheltered housing and grant programmes for individuals, educational institutions, and a wide range of small organisations throughout the UK.

The new Sheltered Housing Manager will play an important role for The Skinners’ Almshouse Charity, which has provided social housing and support for older people in need for over 460 years.

The Skinners’ Almshouse Charity retains the license to operate two London-based housing schemes for older people; one in Hounslow, and one in Palmers Green. Percy Bilton Court is a 38-bed scheme, providing a comfortable and convenient environment for older people in Hounslow. The primary focus of this position will be to provide a local housing management and support service to all residents living at Percy Bilton Court.

You will oversee the estate, ensuring the efficient running of its systems and premises, and will work alongside a range of stakeholders to ensure a safe and happy community-focused environment.

To apply for this role, you must have significant experience of working with vulnerable adults (ideally, older people) in a housing or care-related field. You will have previous experience of overseeing staff and of working autonomously, managing and prioritising your own workload.

You will have extensive experience of working in partnership with a range of organisations, including statutory providers and other charities, to ensure high quality, people-focused front line services.

Overall, you will be a warm, engaging and approachable social care professional, passionate about ensuring high quality services for a vulnerable older people with a variety of support needs.

Please initially apply with a Word Copy of your CV via this link https://www.prospect-us.co.uk/jobs/details/hq00176635.

More information about the role, the organisation and the benefits on offer will be provided to suitable candidates.

First-round interviews to take place on Tuesday 17th of December.

Please note that this position is residential, and as such accommodation will be provided as part of the remuneration package for this role (subject to housing policy).


Volunteer Director/Trustee King Edward VI Almshouses, Saffron Walden, CB10 1DE

KEVI Corporate Trustee, which manages King Edward VI and The Revd Joseph Prime (Saffron Walden) Almshouses, seeks a new Board member to join the existing Directors/Trustees and help guide the strategic management of 40 flats and seven bungalows in the centre of Saffron Walden. Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations, you would share in managing the Almshouses and the proposed redevelopment of Almshouse properties in Prime’s Close. The position is voluntary, but with reasonable expenses remunerated.

We are particularly interested to receive applications from people with skills in HR, Communications, Investments or legal services. However, we would welcome applications from anyone who would be interested in joining this historic community organisation.

Saffron Walden Almshouses were founded in 1400 and, since that time, have provided housing to local people in need, and on a low income. Full information about the Almshouses, and a downloadable Recruitment Pack, is at www.swalmshouses.org Alternatively, please contact the Estate Officer on 01799 513914 or email estate@swalmshouses.org.


Trustee/Secretary/Treasurer – The Debney Trust, Little Glemham, Woodbridge

Vacancies have arisen for a volunteer(s) to join The Debney Trust. The trust has 4 cottages which are used to provide affordable accommodation within the village of Little Glemham. 

The trust requires one or more volunteers to assist with:

* admin duties of the trust such as liaising with tenants, third parties, meetings minutes 

* finances of the trust such as bank account reconciliation, issuing payments 

* making decisions on maintenance in conjunction with other trustees

* attendance of trustee meetings (approx 2 a year)

If you are interested please email TheDebneyTrust@gmail.com


Clerk to the Trustees – Charlesworth Charity, West Yorkshire

The Trustees are currently looking to appoint a Clerk for 4 – 6 hours per month working with local Trustees to deliver Alsmhouses in the Wakefield Area. Charlesworth has 4 units that have residents living in them independently.

Details

Regular Duties to be undertaken:

  • Liaise with residents re issues
  • Undertake financial record keeping
  • Seek to appoint contractors to undertake works as required
  • Undertake minute of meetings
  • Ensure the Trustees are updated regarding legislation
  • Undertake returns to bodies regarding the management of the Almshouses.

Skills & Experiences:

  • People Skills
  • Flexible
  • Book keeping
  • Experience of social landlord issues desirable
  • Understanding Clerk duties regarding calling meetings, formulating agendas and minute taking.

See below for Role Description

Terms of appointment:

  • Salary Scale: Local Council Scale 26
  • Hours:  48 hours per year, paid at a rate of 4 hours per month.
  • Overtime: Payable for additional hours over and above to be agreed at meetings of the trustees for the period between meetings.
  • Reimbursement of purchases made on behalf of the charity including but not limited to postage costs, stationery for the sole use in connection with the needs of the charity.

Reporting to:  The Trustees of the Charlesworth Charity.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To ensure the upkeep of the almshouse building and grounds for  the benefit of up to 8 residents, aged over 50, in four one to two person almshouses. 
  • To support the Trustees by preparing the agenda, distributing all papers in advance of their meetings and taking minutes; also by monitoring income and expenditure and preparing financial reports

Key Responsibilities:

Communicating effectively with the Residents on all matters affecting the daily life at the almshouses. Referring to established documentation such as the Licence to Occupy, the Residents’ Handbook and current Policies and Procedures.

Maintaining and instigating, where appropriate, good communications with the Charity Commission, Almshouse Association, Homes England, DWP and Local Authority.

Organising and attending Trustees meetings.

Organising and monitoring necessary maintenance and repairs to the buildings.

Ensuring that existing health and safety systems are observed and maintained in accordance with good practice.

Preparing simple Budgets, using spread-sheets.  Keeping financial records relating to receipt of Maintenance Contributions and investment income.  Paying service and suppliers’ invoices. Monitoring income and expenditure, maintaining records and preparing financial reports for the Trustees.

PERSON PROFILE

Qualities:   

Self-driven and mature, with a positive outlook and a genuine concern for the wellbeing of others.  Reliable, responsible and efficient, particularly with regards to record keeping.  Empathetic communicator and able to get on with others. Organised and flexible. Self reliant and able to work alone.

 

Attitudes and Values:

Commitment –

To enhance the rights, independence and dignity of older and disabled  people.

To demonstrate respect and commitment to equal opportunities and diversity.

Specific Job Skills:  

Able to prioritise, cope with pressure, and communicate effectively on paper and on-line.  Efficient with email and word processing.  Must be numerate and have a working knowledge of financial management and some experience of spreadsheets.  Job-specific training can be offered to a suitably qualified person provided that they have computer skills and a knowledge of book-keeping.  Able to organise and maintain records of meetings and correspondence. Able to communicate effectively with trustees, staff, residents and others as necessary. Ability to listen.

Management Ability: 

Able to use own initiative but also to seek advice when appropriate.  Willing to undertake any other duties as required, which are in line with the objectives of the post. 

How to apply:

For further information, please contact:

Chair of Trustees

Peter Daniels 07934375633


Trustee Vacancy – Robert Cock’s Charity, Norfolk

A vacancy has arisen for the voluntary position of Trustee to assist in the management of the Robert Cocks charity, which runs these well-established almshouses situated in Old Buckenham, Attleborough, Norfolk .

Details

The Robert Cocks Almshouses Charity consists of 10 properties providing accommodation for its residents who are over 55 years with limited means.

Experience with listed buildings and it’s maintenance would be beneficial, although not essential, as would understanding of financial planning and/or the needs of older people.

Working with a board of fellow trustees, the vacancy would particularly suit someone from the local area who is able to commit to attendance at four quarterly meetings and any ad hoc meetings in between as required. Quarterly meetings are usually held at 7.45pm on Tuesdays.

How to apply:

Please send application letter and/or CV with details of relevant experience by email, in confidence to the Chair, Canon Steve Wright, at canonstevewright@gmail.com 


Manager – Leatherhead United Charities

The Charities distribute grants and pensions to people from the local parishes and run 30 Almshouse flats.

The Manager is responsible to the Trustees for the oversight of the maintenance of the flats, the welfare of the residents, the income and expenditure of the Charities and managing investment properties.

A Personal Assistant report to the Manager

Applicants must have financial experience and be able to prepare and create accounts using Sage software.

A knowledge of building maintenance and experience of assessing and

managing grant applications would be beneficial.

Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to converse regularly with the residents and other professionals outside of the Charity.

Knowledge of Housing Regulations is also essential to the post.

The role is a part time position with working hours undertaken on

weekday mornings between 09:30 and 13:00.

Remuneration will be up to £35.00 per hour dependent on experience.

To apply, please ask for an application form; send it by 18th October 2019 to the Chairman, Leatherhead United Charities, Homefield, Forty Foot Road, Leatherhead KT22 8RP

Leatherhead United Charities is an equal opportunities employer.

E-mail: lucharity@outlook.com, Tel: 01372 370073


Trustee Vacancy – Hawley Almshouses, Blackwater, nr. Camberley, Surrey

A vacancy has arisen for the voluntary position of Trustee to assist in the management of the charity which runs these well-established almshouses situated in Blackwater, near Camberley, Surrey.

Details:

Hawley Almshouses & Relief in Need Charity consists of 18 properties providing accommodation for its residents who are over 65 with limited means.

Working with a board of fellow trustees and the Scheme Manager, the vacancy would particularly suit someone from the local area who is able to commit to attendance at four quarterly meetings and any ad hoc meetings in between as required. Quarterly meetings are usually held at 3p.m. on Wednesdays.

How to apply:

Please send application letter and/or CV with details of relevant experience by email, in confidence to the Scheme Manager, Patrick Baldwin, at hawleyalmshouses@btconnect.com

Find out more about us at www.hawleyalmshouses.org.uk