Almshouse Manager, Merchant Taylors’ Boone Charity, Lewisham

If you love working with older people and want to be part of an exciting, forward-thinking charity, then why not join our team?

We are recruiting a part-time Almshouse Manager to work in our brand new almshouse social housing in Lewisham.

We provide over 30 dwellings of almshouse accommodation for people in financial need and aged at least 57, who are capable of independent living.

  • You will be the administrator of the almshouses and the public face of The Merchant Taylors’ Boone’s Charity to residents, their families and the public.
  • You will play a ‘good neighbour’ role to individual residents and to the almshouse community as a whole. However, this is not a care role as all residents must be capable of independent living.
  • You will be responsible for building and supporting a flourishing community in the new almshouses, including making best use of the communal space for the benefit of residents and appropriate use by external groups.
  • You are excellent with people, a clear thinker and have lots of common sense.
  • You are self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as being a good team player.
  • You are not afraid of responsibility.
  • You have excellent written communication skills.
  • You are a good learner, picking up new skills quickly and conscientiously – including IT skills.

This part-time role is for 25 hours per week, spread over 5 days Monday-Friday and including a 30 minute lunchbreak. Your normal working hours are likely to be 9.30 am to 2.30 pm Monday to Friday, with occasional weekend or evening work either at the almshouses in Lewisham or at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in the City of London.

Salary: £27,000 pa (pro rata).
Closing date: 20th March 2019

To apply, and to see full details of the vacancy, hours and benefits,  please go to:

Unfortunately, we cannot consider an application unless it complies in full with the instructions accessible at the above link and is submitted via the link.

To be able to apply for this position you must have the legal right to work in the UK and therefore we will only consider applicants that fulfil this requirement.
As a minimum, all staff must be aware of, and comply with, the Merchant Taylors’ Company policy on Equality and Diversity and attend the mandatory training.

  • Zero incidents of bullying, harassment and inappropriate
  • Reporting or dealing with such behaviour

Note: the employer of this post is Bradestrete Services Ltd (‘Bradestrete’). Bradestrete is a subsidiary company of the Merchant Taylor’s Company, which provides the charity trustees for The Merchant Taylors’ Boone’s Charity.

Trustee Vacancy – Firth Homes, Sheffield

A vacancy has arisen for the voluntary position of Trustee to assist in the management of the charity which runs these well-established alms houses situated in south west Sheffield.


Firth Homes consists of 32 flats and bungalows providing sheltered accommodation for its residents who are over 60 with limited means.

Working with a board of fellow trustees, the vacancy would particularly suit someone with an interest in the property management of the estate. Commitment is attendance at four quarterly meetings and ad hoc meetings in between as required.

How to apply:

Please send application/CV with details of relevant experience by email in confidence to the Chair of the Trustees –

Resident Warden, Chesterfield

The Trustees of the Chesterfield United Charities invite Applications for appointment of a resident Warden of the Almshouses at St Helen’s Close, Newbold Road, Chesterfield.

St Helen’s Close comprises 24 single-person flatlets or almshouses and the free accommodation for the Warden of a three bedroom flat which is also suitable for a married couple.

The Applicants for the post of Warden should have an interest in the care of the aged. Knowledge of first-aid, nursing and previous experience in this area, although not essential, would be considered an advantage.

The appointment of a new Warden will be made with a view of taking up duties on the 1st day of April 2019, or on a date as near to that as may be agreed.

Full description of the work and duties of the appointment and information as to terms and conditions of the appointment will be made available on application.

How to apply:

Applications to be made in writing with CV to:
David G Jones Clerk to the Trustees 23 West Bars, Chesterfield, S40 1AB
T: 01246 232140
Closing date for applications 8th March 2019.

Head of Engagement and Deputy Clerk, Rochester

Salary:   £35-38.5k
Reports: to the Clerk; no direct reports
Full-time – with occasional evening and weekend work as required. There may be some scope for flexibility, by arrangement.

The French Hospital in Rochester provides almshouse accommodation primarily for French Protestant Huguenot families who are in need and are resident in Great Britain. The first French Huguenots came to the UK as refugees 450 years ago, fleeing religious persecution, and made a great contribution to our financial, cultural, and intellectual life.

Today, the board of the French Hospital is largely made up of people of Huguenot descent. In 2018, the French Hospital celebrated its 300th anniversary.

The French Hospital is governed by a board of Trustee Directors (trustees), with some assistance provided by Non-Trustee Directors (senior level volunteers) in specialist areas. The French Hospital is run by the Clerk (CEO), together with a team of Stewards who provide day-to-day support for the residents.

Following the recent departure of the Head of Community Engagement and Fundraising, who established the French Hospital’s fundraising function, we now seek a candidate to fill the new role of Head of Engagement and Deputy Clerk.

This is a senior level role which would suit someone building a high-level career in the voluntary sector and hoping to gain skills and experience towards becoming a CEO. Among other duties, the post holder will support and deputise for the Clerk (CEO), fund-raise as necessary to achieve specific objectives, organise events, build engagement with a range of stakeholders, and work proactively with the board of Trustee Directors via the board’s sub-groups.

Candidates will be asked to produce a current basic DBS check, before being offered the position.

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How to Apply

Send CV and covering letter to:
Closing date: 22nd March 2019.
Interviews: April 2019.
Queries to:

Voluntary Trustee, Cambridge

The Foundation was established in 1693 by the will of Edward Storey, a wealthy Cambridge bookseller. From the original ten almshouses has grown a modern charity offering 90 sheltered housing units, a residential care home, and a grants schemes providing financial assistance primarily for women in need.

We are now looking for additional Trustees who can help further this work. As a Trustee you will contribute actively to the Board to give strategic direction; set overall policy; define goals; evaluate performance; ensuring the charity’s effective and efficient administration and financial stability.

We aim to maintain a spread of knowledge and experience across the Board that is particularly relevant to our areas of activity. If possible, we are hoping to recruit new Trustees who have, or are willing to acquire, knowledge of the following:

  • Social Care for the Elderly.
  • Social Housing.
  • Welfare benefits.
  • Local government and the local voluntary sector.

If you can work effectively as a member of a team, think and apply knowledge strategically, exercise sound, independent judgement and have some time you can devote to helping others, then we would love to hear from you.

but these are not essential, as sympathy with the aims of the Foundation and commitment to contribute to its work are the most important attributes

How to apply

Please contact Paul Huckstep, our Chief Executive and Clerk to the Trustees in the first instance at  or call us on 01223 364405 for an information pack.  Application is by full CV and covering letter demonstrating how you fit the requirements of the role.

Deadline for applications: Friday 1st March 

Part Time Clerk to the Trustees, St Marylebone Almshouses

St Marylebone Almshouses in St John’s Wood provides 20 self contained one bedroom flats with the service of an on-site part time Manager for pensioners of limited means capable of living independently.

Salary: In the region of £17,500 pa

The current Clerk is retiring and the Trustees are seeking to recruit a replacement to succeed him around the turn of the year after a short handover period.

Duties of the Clerk:

  • Service the Board of Trustees
  • maintain a home office to handle the finance and administration of the Charity. This includes:
    • the maintenance of the building
    • supervision of the resident Manager and
    • all day to day liaison with residents, applicants, the local authority and other external agencies.

The successful candidate should have oral, written and IT communication skills and some basic accounting knowledge as well as experience of working with older people.

Further information can be obtained from the Clerk, Alan Fox, at and applications including a CV should be sent to him no later than Friday, 27th October.