Trustee vacancy – Hammersmith United Charities

Join our friendly and ambitious team and help a thriving charity make a difference in our community

Hammersmith United Charities is a thriving local charity which has been serving the people of Hammersmith for more than 400 years.

We provide sheltered housing for just under 100 older people in our two Almshouses, John Betts House and Sycamore House. Our grants programme provides funding to around 50 local charities reaching more than 6,000 people in need each year.

To find out more about us please visit

We are looking for people who have experience at a strategic level of the housing, care for older people, health sectors or who have strong financial skills and who are:

  • Able to apply their experience of life, their skills and network for the benefit of the Hammersmith community
  • Good listeners and team players
  • Curious, willing to ask questions and to express a view

The Charity is at the heart of a diverse and changing community and we are committed to developing a Board and who are representative of the people we serve .  This means we would particularly welcome applications from people who are:

  • from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds
  • living with a disability
  • early or mid-career leaders

We would love to hear from people who have a strong connection to Hammersmith and Fulham but welcome applications from anyone in the Greater London area.

Commitment and responsibilities

The appointment would be initially for a 4 year term with the possibility of renewal. We hold four Board meetings a year which last for approximately 2 hours plus an annual strategic planning/board development meeting. Trustees are also asked to join a board sub-committee which meet 4 times per year.

In return, we provide a lively, friendly and interesting place to contribute to a special community and to help progress an ambitious organisation.

To apply for this role or to find out more about what being a Trustee involves and how you can help, please contact our recruitment partner Sandy Hinks at 07947 519 716 or who will be happy to help. Our CEO or Trustees will also be available for an informal chat.

The closing date for applications is 25th February 2022 and interviews will take place in  March 2022.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please let Sandy know if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

Warden at St Scholastica’s Retreat – Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

Following the retirement of our Warden of the past 15 years, the Trustees of St Scholastica’s Retreat are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, caring and experienced person to deliver a range of services to the residents and Board of Management of St Scholastica’s Retreat, an almshouse charity providing 36 self-contained residential units for Roman Catholics in financial need who are over the age of 60 years. We are located in the town of Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. As Warden, you will play a key role in the day-to-day management of the charity as it plans to expand over the next few years. Day-to-day duties will include assisting the Trustees in fulfilling the charitable and spiritual aims of the Trust: in particular, ‘to support elderly Catholics to live independently within the community of St Scholastica’s Retreat’. To this end, to act as manager and administrator of St Scholastica’s Retreat.

As Clerk to the Trustees, to assist the Trustees in strategic planning for the Trust and for St Scholastica’s Retreat. Previous experience of working in the charity sector would be an advantage. The role offers a competitive salary, pension, holiday entitlement and accommodation on-site in a three bedroom house.

For further information about the role of Warden and details of how to apply see

Further inquiries can be sent to

Housing Manager – Tiverton Almshouse Trust

Employee Benefits:

Competitive salary Packages Offered

  • Option 1 – Live off-site dependent on qualifications and experience plus 5% pension contribution.
  • Option 2 – Live on site in 2-bedroom cottage accommodation is available rent free, with utility bills and council tax paid with a lower salary plus a 5% pension contribution.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm. The post holder will be required to cover holidays or sickness for the wardens and occasional out of hours work
  • Holiday: 23 Days Holidays + BH (9 for 2022)

The role:

Reports to CEO

The Housing Manager is responsible for the management of all our Almshouses by providing a high quality, person-centred housing management service and enabling our residents to receive the support they need to maintain independent living. Line Management responsibility of three part time staff, two Wardens and a Housekeeper to ensure the provision of excellent support and housing is provided to our residents in a friendly community setting.

Key attributes and experience:

The ideal candidate will have a can-do attitude and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Managing a housing scheme for older people or have similar experience
  • Experience of direct line management of staff, carrying out supervision and appraisal meetings, coaching and training staff
  • Excellent verbal and written communication to a range of audiences including reports, file notes, newsletters, whilst being computer literate and able to use Microsoft Office software & possess excellent verbal and written communication to a range of audiences.
  • Excellent caring professional approach to residents and the ability to empathise and be sensitive to the needs of older people
  • Able to work in a flexible manner and manage change positively. A strong team player, who is self-motivated, enthusiastic with a can-do attitude. Readily accepts new challenges and a fast learner.
  • Current working knowledge of safeguarding and health and safety practice in a housing environment.

Desirable Skills:

  • Housing, Health & Social Care qualification or equivalent
  • HR experience

Responsibilities of the Role, but not limited to :

  • Ensure that a consistently high-quality service is always provided to residents.
  • Review incoming applications or referrals, conduct suitability assessments, referencing, host property viewings, allocate properties, and sign up of new residents in prior agreement with the CEO
  • Manage resident expectations, balancing the needs of residents with the needs of the Trust
  • Induct new residents and welcome them, assist, with support from the warden, with settling into their accommodation and conduct relevant introductions to other residents and facilities available.
  • Provide advice to residents on how best to enjoy their accommodation and ongoing upkeep of the properties and advise on the provision of our two guest rooms and the booking procedures.
  • Ensure that all residents have the current resident’s handbook and key local community information e.g., contact address, telephone numbers of chemist, GP, Dentist, and details of the activities taking place in the community room and planned events.
  • Demonstrate how our emergency call system works and ensure that staff and residents can operate it and monitor out of hours calls and are responded to appropriately.
  • Visit residents in hospital as necessary or in other temporary care facilities.
  • Make regular contact with residents either in person, by phone, email, letter, group meetings, or through the emergency call system to check on their well-being.
  • Recognise the care and support needs of the residents and take appropriate actions by liaising with the relevant statutory and/or voluntary bodies, relatives, or friends with the resident’s consent.
  • Monitor the appropriateness of care and support services for residents and consult and liaise with visiting care staff as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate records of doctors’ details and the next-of-kin for residents.
  • Signpost residents to welfare benefits information or support organisations on an on- going basis. If requested to do so by the resident liaise with these bodies on their behalf.
  • Monitor and address issues relating to the general conduct of residents in line with the Trust’s Policy and Procedures including neighbour disputes and/or antisocial behaviour in partnership with external agencies, the CEO and Directors
  • Implement our Complaints Procedures and ‘Setting Aside of Appointments’ if necessary.
  • Report & manage any safeguarding concerns in line with the safeguarding policy, monitoring ongoing cases, liaising with external agencies such as the local authority, carers, GPs, district nurses, family members or the next of kin.

About us

Almshouses have a long history in Britain dating back to medieval times. In many market towns across the country, local wealthy benefactors; built houses for specific groups of needy people often those retiring from local industries. The benefactors also provided “alms” which were money or services given to the inhabitants of the almshouses.

Today there are approximately 2,500 almshouses in the UK providing accommodation for local people.

Tiverton Almshouse Trust is a leading community-based charity and registered social housing provider, whose purpose is to provide accommodation for people over the age of 60 and in need of housing, with warden support in Tiverton.

Tiverton Almshouse Trust prides itself on providing safe and secure quality homes to enable residents to live independently, encouraging them to live full and active lives within this supportive community. The Trust also owns and manages a portfolio of commercial premises and other residential and office accommodation within Tiverton and is starting a new retail and almshouse development in 2022, so this is an exciting time to be joining this vibrant charity and be able to make a difference to the lives of older people.

Contact Details

Interviews will commence the week of the 21st February 2022

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Geraldine Hardy at

Trustee vacancy – Frank Parkinson Yorkshire Trust

What could you bring to the board of a charity that provides comfortable and friendly homes for elderly residents in West Yorkshire and is passionate about providing a safe and happy environment and helping residents to stay in their homes for as long as possible?

 Frank Parkinson was a pioneering electrical engineer, notable for the early development of electric lighting and motors. He and his brother established a company in their home town of Guiseley, West Yorkshire, which prospered and grew into Crompton Parkinson. When Frank Parkinson died in 1946 he designated a large part of his considerable fortune to the creation of the Frank Parkinson Yorkshire Trust.

The Trust continues to promote the charitable objects set out by Frank Parkinson, which include:

The provision of almshouses for elderly people in Guiseley;

The relief of, and assistance to, needy people in the Guiseley area;

The funding of education and training within or connected to the electrical industry.

We are currently recruiting for new Trustees to join our Board.


The Board of the Frank Parkinson Yorkshire Trust currently comprises four Trustees including the Chair. We recognise the need to enhance the Board and welcome new Trustees who will bring energy and a range of knowledge and skills to support our important work.

We are seeking motivated people who live locally or in the surrounding areas and who share our commitment to honour Frank Parkinson’s legacy by providing housing for older people and supporting local charities. People with charity sector experience would be particularly welcome as would candidates with a background in building, facilities or housing in any sector, and health and older people’s services.

These are exciting opportunities to be involved in helping to fulfil the Frank Parkinson Yorkshire Trust’s aims of supporting older people as well as other organisations within the Guiseley area.

We are looking for Trustees to provide support and expertise to help steer critical elements of our work and who share our ambition to fulfil the aims as laid down by Frank Parkinson all those years ago.

If you want to play a leading part in shaping in the future of the Frank Parkinson Yorkshire Trust, we would be delighted to hear from you.

The Frank Parkinson Yorkshire Trust is committed to equality and strongly values diversity.

Contact Details

For further information or to apply please contact our recruitment advisor Lucinda Shaw at Eastside Primetimers via email: Application is by CV and a supporting letter, which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role of Trustee and how you meet the role requirements.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

The closing date for applications is 7 February 2022

PA / Administration Officer – Hinckley Road, Leicester

37 hours per week – c.£25,000 per annum plus benefits

Wyggestons provides top quality affordable rented housing accommodation, support and care services for people of 60 years of age and over who are in need. Originally formed as an Almshouses Charity in 1513, Wyggestons has been successfully providing sheltered housing and housing related support and care services for vulnerable older people at its present site at Hinckley Road, Leicester since the 1960s.

The Charity is also registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide residential and respite care at our Agnes House care home.

The person:

We are looking for someone exceptional to join our team as we expand our services into our new Head Office. They will share our values of fairness, dignity and respect and will work with us to build upon the charity’s achievements and be an experienced Administrator in the sector or similar company.

The role sits within our Administration Team and is responsible for:

Ensuring the Chairman, Governors and Chief Executive are supported for all Governance and Operational matters including all internal and external meetings and engagements, including preparation of papers, minute-taking and co-ordination with internal and external stakeholders.

Responsibility for the delivery of the Administration function across the Charity’s operations including through close liaison with Governors, residents, staff, external agencies & contractors.

Secretarial support to the CEO and Master in addition to other colleagues across the Charity and management of reception facilities and services.

The Charity welcomes applications from everyone with the required skills and experience and we value diversity in our workforce.

How to apply

Please submit your CV to :-


Closing Date for applications:  28th January 2022

Interviews will be held during week beginning 7th February 2022,

Homes Manager – Cambridge Royal Albert Homes

An exceptional opportunity for a part time Homes Manager (25 – 30 hours per week) in a close-knit community in a Cambridge Almshouse near to the city amenities, to be responsible for the day to day management and support of our residents.

Open to either residential or nonresidential applicants.

Salary range of 33-38k pro rata and depending on experience.

If residential the salary is reduced by 10k.

Further details and job description please go to our website

Closing date 21 January.


Charities Nos 200581, 309240 and 309281

The Trustees are looking for someone with significant experience of charitable work as a part-time (2-3 days per week) Manager working mainly from home to manage this ancient and fascinating set of three Charities involved with Almshouses, Educational support, Historic buildings and Endowed estates.

The Manager needs strong administration skills and a clear understanding of charity governance, financial and estate management and strategic planning. The Trusts’ activities are mainly based within 20 miles of Oxford and the person appointed must be readily accessible to that area. Salary £24,000 to £36,000.

CVs and letters of application electronically to Professor Sir John Bell, Master, Ewelme Trustees, Office of the Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford (   Closing date 14th January 2022.

See attached Job Description and website links:

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OPERATIONS MANAGER – Southwark Charities Limited

Job Description

Responsible to: CEO/Clerk to the Trustees
Responsible for: This post has direct line management responsibilities for:
Welfare Officer
Finance Officer
Grants Officer
Place of Work: 42 St Mary Newington Close, Surrey Square, Walworth, SE17 2LP
Hours of Work: 24 hours per week (60% of FTE), flexible within normal office hours.
Salary: £30,000 (£50,000 pro rata)
Holiday: 20 days plus Statutory holidays; 28 days in total
Pension: Minimum employer contribution of 4% (after probationary
period) plus up to an additional 4% to match employee contribution of 4%.


The Operations Manager will play a key role in our charity as it expands and develops.
The successful candidate will assume responsibility for the day-to-day
running of the charity, enabling the CEO to focus on the charity’s development programme.
Over the next few years, the charity will significantly increase its stock of
housing and its annual income, which will require a larger organisation so as to maximise the potential benefits for the residents of Southwark.


Southwark Charities Ltd (Charity Reg No 1137760) is the sole trustee for a number of charities concerned with the support and welfare of older people within the Borough of Southwark.
Currently the charity maintains two almshouses, in Blackfriars and
Walworth. As part of the Charity’s long-term development strategy, it is planned that a new almshouse in Blackfriars will begin construction in 2022, to open in 2025, and a new almshouse in Walworth will begin construction in 2025, to open in 2028. In addition to the provision of affordable housing, we provide a programme of outings, events, meals, holidays and modest annual discretionary payments, for c 200
people from the local community. We also have an ambition to increase our
investment and support for the older community, primarily through a significantly larger grant-making capacity resulting from our development programme.


The Operations Manager will have overall responsibility for the management and maintenance of the almshouses; in particular to:
• Ensure that maintenance problems are reported promptly to the company
retained by the charity for this function.
• Ensure that the database of the Residents details and next of kin is maintained and updated regularly by the staff member responsible.
• Oversee the staff responsible for the collection of Weekly Maintenance
Contributions and ensure that receipt records are maintained and that the cash received is banked promptly.
• Direct the staff responsible in the matter of Council Tax payable on empty
properties and matters of social welfare, e.g. entitlement to benefits,
concerning the Residents.
• Support the Welfare Officer in matters relating to the Residents and resolve disputes when these cannot be resolved by the staff responsible.
• Ensure that the building and engineering insurance cover is reviewed annually prior to renewal.
• Make certain that maintenance contracts in respect of the lifts are maintained in force and that all inspection reports by the insurers are passed to the contractor.
• Ensure that the Gardens are maintained.
• Direct the staff responsible for organising events arranged by the Trustees from time to time, for the benefit of the Residents of the almshouse.

Appointment of Residents

The Operations Manager, working closely with the Charity’s Appointments & Grants Committee, will have responsibility for ensuring that almshouse vacancies are filled promptly and appropriately, bearing in mind the diversity of the population of Southwark; in particular they will:
• Proactively ensure that the possibility of residence is brought to the attention of a wide range of eligible people.
• With the Welfare Officer, monitor the progress of applications for residence, ensuring that the information provided is accurate and that the candidate is eligible on the basis of the objective criteria.
• Ensure that applications are processed and assessed in a timely manner, and that Home Visits are arranged promptly.
• Attend meetings of the Appointments & Grants Committee at which applicants qualified for appointment are interviewed and vacancies at the Almshouses are filled.
• With the Welfare Officer, maintain the Waiting List of eligible applicants, and allocate vacant flats on the basis of meeting the greatest need.


The Operations Manager will be responsible for managing an imaginative and thriving Members’ programme; in particular they will:
• Ensure that the database of current Members is kept up to date.
• Direct the staff responsible for the payment of the quarterly Discretionary
• Ensure that all applications received for appointment as a Member are
assessed for eligibility prior to adding them to the register of Members.
• Direct the staff responsible for the arrangement of any annual events as
approved by the Trustees for the benefit of the Members of the Charity
• Direct the staff responsible for the payment of any Christmas Bonus and Gift and/or Vouchers as approved by the Trustees for the benefit of the Members of the Charity.

Grants/ Community Investment

The Operations Manager will supervise the Grants Officer who will have overall responsibility for the Charity’s grants programme, in particular they will:
• Supervise the Grants Officer in publicising the availability of grants for our beneficiary groups.
• Supervise the Grants Officer to assess grant applications to ensure they fall
within our charitable purposes.
• Supervise the Grants officer in maintaining a record of grants and the receipt of performance reports from grant recipients.
• Ensure that approved grants are paid promptly.


The Operations Manager will have responsibility for managing the charity’s
investments; in particular they will:
• Maintain a register of all investment/unit trust holdings by the charity.
• Report quarterly to the Finance & General Purposes Committee the market
value and the performance of the financial investments and any disposals
and/or additions made during the period.
• Monitor the position of any surplus funds and ensure that they are invested short term in an appropriate interest-bearing account.
• Direct staff responsible for the preparation and dispatch of rent demands to tenants and lessees of the charity’s investment properties and the inputting to the accounting records.
• As and when required liaise with lessees on matters relating to the extension of leases in particular ensuring that up to date valuations are obtained prior to the grant of any extension and that the standard deed of variation is executed.
• Liaise with the charity’s solicitors to ensure that all title deeds and Land Registry Certificates are stored and secured.
• Direct staff responsible for dealing with the letting agents appointed by and acting for the Charity.

Office Management

The Operations Manager will be responsible for managing the Charity’s office premises and procedures; in particular they will:
• Implement (and, where necessary, design) procedures for the smooth running of the office.
• Accountable for ensuring office filing systems, both paper and electronic,
personnel records, databases and all other filing related to the general running of the office, are accurately maintained by staff and up to date records are maintained of work undertaken.
• Oversee the purchase, installation and maintenance of any telephone
equipment, and printers/IT equipment.
• Responsible for monitoring and ensuring the maintenance of stationery supplies and office provisions, developing procedures, controlling stock, overseeing negotiations with suppliers, including providers of telecommunications, stationery, business cards, leaflets, etc.
• Ensuring that all confidentiality and data protection obligations are complied with by systems, staff, volunteers and trustees
• Oversee existing health and safety procedures, ensuring their implementation and maintaining a safe and secure work environment for staff and volunteers, at all times having a duty of care to them.

Finance & Accounting

The Operations Manager will be responsible for ensuring the charity’s sound financial management; in particular they will:
• Using Sage 50, oversee book-keeping function, ensuring accurate recording of all supplier and customer invoices, bank receipts and payments etc.
• Ensure that customer invoices are prepared and issued on a quarterly basis.
• Ensure that the list of quarterly Discretionary Payments to Members is
maintained and that payments occur on the scheduled dates.
• Weekly to reconcile the current account.
• Record the investment dividend receipts quarterly.
• Fortnightly to prepare a list of supplier invoices due for payment, initiating the payment using the Co-operative Bank online banking function, and requesting either the Chair of the Finance & General Purposes Committee or the Chair of the Board of Trustees to authorize the payments in a timely manner
• Every quarter, prepare the quarterly management accounts report (budget v actual) for presentation to the Finance & General Purposes Committee.
• With the Chief Executive, prepare an Operating Budget for the charity in the autumn in time for approval before the YE.
• Assist the auditors with the annual audit.


• Support the Chief Executive in planning and preparing for the future.
• Attend meetings of the Applications & Grants Committee and the Finance & General Purposes Committee and take the Minutes of such meetings.
• Develop and maintain the charity’s website detailing the services that the
charity provides and other information which relates to the work of the charity.
• Develop and maintain the charity’s social media accounts, in collaboration with the staff and trustees.
• Any other duties as the charity may require from time to time.

The person we are looking for:

We are looking for someone who:
• Has experience of leadership in either work or other capacities and the
willingness and capacity to develop leadership skills
• Is self-motivated and organised, and can prioritise their own workload
• Has well-developed financial skills, ideally with accounting qualifications to at least AAT level
• Is a regular user of Microsoft Office tools
• Has experience of working with older people
• An excellent team player who understands the nature of small organisations
• Good verbal/written communication skills
• Knowledge of the diverse community we exist to serve, ideally a resident of Southwark
• Previous experience in a similar role, ideally in the charity sector

What we can offer

• A supportive workplace environment working for a dynamic, growing charity
• The opportunity for you to join and contribute to this significant transition phase and make a real difference to lives in Southwark
• Continuous professional development though training and learning

Application Process

To apply for these positions please email your CV with a covering letter to You should outline your experience and how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification.

Please keep your covering letter to no more than 3 pages (A4, standard margins, minimum font size 11pt).

Equality Diversity & Inclusion

Southwark Charities is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in everything we do.
We strongly encourage applications from individuals with backgrounds that reflect the diversity of Southwark.

Data Protection

Any personal data you provide (such as address, telephone number, employment history) will be used for recruitment purposes only, and only shared with individuals and organisations involved in the recruitment. Data will be stored securely:
(electronically on our cloud-based IT system). Personal data related to unsuccessful applicants will be deleted six months after the end of the recruitment period unless agreed with the applicant.