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


Trustee Vacancy (Treasurer) – Thames Ditton Almshouse Charity

Job Description

A small charity in Thames Ditton, Surrey, is looking for a new trustee to replace their outgoing treasurer who is retiring at the end of June.

The charity consists of two sites: six cottages in the Station Road and a further six flats in Weston Green. Their residents live independently and the role of the trustees is to support the residents with any issues that might arise and to maintain the upkeep of the properties.

The trustees hold four meetings a year and the treasurer would be expected to make sure that day-to-day contractors are paid and that the yearly accounts are up-to-date.

Contact details

If you would like to find out more about this role and apply, please contact Tanya Arif at tanya.arif@btinternet.com.


Almshouse Manager – The City of Oxford Charity

Job Description

The City of Oxford Charity provides support to persons in need in the city through financial assistance and the provision of almshouse accommodation.

The Stones Court almshouse, located near the centre of Oxford, dates back to 1700 and has 22 flats, of which one is two bedroomed and the remainder one, all in a courtyard setting. The majority of residents are over 55 years of age but all live independently.

The Manager is responsible for the residents, their welfare and support, and for ensuring that the accommodation is maintained to a very high standard.

This is a part time role of 20/25 hours per week. It comes with a very competitive salary and generous pension arrangements.

Person Specification

Experience of supported housing

Organised and methodical with empathy and understanding

Good knowledge of health and safety, and safeguarding

MS Office skills, a team player with a can-do attitude.

Contact Details

For further information and an application form, please contact the charity at: enquiries@oxfordcitycharity.org.uk

or call 01865 247161

Closing Date

26th June 2020


Campaign Manager/Events Organiser for the Almshouse Association

Position:             Campaign Manager/Events Organiser
Hours:                 18 month contract – 3 days per week
Salary:                £21,000 (Pro-rata £35,000)
Place of Work:  The Almshouse Association, Wokingham, Berkshire
Start date:          As soon as possible


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.

We are looking for an experienced strategic Campaign Manager to promote and showcase the 1000 year history of almshouses and raise the profile of almshouses today.  Someone who can get a clear message out to the public and targeted audiences and engage them in our cause.

We will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary in 2021 and one part of this role will be to devise and implement our marketing campaign.  This is a critical role for us, both in the organisation and as a movement.

 If you are the right person and fit with our values of operating with integrity, respect and delivering excellence, you will be a great fit for our team!

Using your experience as a Campaign Manager you will engage and influence a wide range of people, including stakeholders, you will work strategically on multiple projects which will run simultaneously and will be able to demonstrate substantial experience in running events. 

Given the important and wide-ranging nature of this role, you will be a highly motivated, creative and organised individual, with a track record of running successful campaigns and excellent project management skills. 

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:

  • Be able to develop and promote a national and local message
  • Need the ability to engage and win people over and influence a wide range of people including senior stakeholders.
  • Be self-motivated and have the initiative 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.  


Trustee Vacancy – The Trinity Hospital Charities CIO, Leicester

A vacancy has arisen for the voluntary position of Trustee to assist in the management of The Trinity Hospital Charities CIO charity, which runs a well-established almshouse situated in the City Centre of Leicester.

Details

The Trinity Hospital Charities CIO provides accommodation for its 23 residents who are over 60 years with limited means.

Experience in healthcare, legal or with property backgrounds would be beneficial, as would be 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 during the year.  Quarterly meetings are usually held at 2.30pm on Thursdays.

How to apply:

Please send application letter and/or CV with details of relevant experience by email, in confidence to the Chair, Mr I Betteridge, at trinityhospital@btconnect.com or alternatively, the postal address is 50 Western Boulevard, Leicester, LE2 7BU.


Trustee vacancy – Partis College

Have you thought about volunteering? Do you find that you have some free

time which you would be happy to devote to a worthwhile cause? Would you like to

give something back to your community?

If you have a managerial or consultancy background that enables you to contribute

strategically to the development and success of a project and you share a concern for

older people and Grade I property, then you may be just the sort of person we are looking for to join our Board of Trustees.

Experience in housing management and/or

the care of historic building would be a particular asset.

The almshouses, known as Partis College, were founded in 1825 by Ann Partis,

a local philanthropist, in order to provide affordable accommodation for single women

over 50 years of age and in financial need. She built her almshouses in Newbridge on

the outskirts of Bath. Today the charity consists of 31 Grade I Listed Georgian houses

comprising 3 terraces set around a grass lawn and 3 apartments.

Today the charity consists of 31 Grade I Listed Georgian houses

comprising 3 terraces set around a grass lawn and 3 apartments.

The charity is governed by a Board of 12 volunteer trustees together with an Office

Manager who is a full time employee, and a part-time Chaplain.

The Board meets 4 times a year, and in addition, trustees may be appointed to a subcommittee and come into College as necessary to direct and oversee management of

the charity and the welfare of residents.

To request an application form please contact the office on 01225 421532 (between 8.00 am – 4.00 pm)

email admin@partiscollege.org.uk

Closing date 26th February 2020.

www.partiscollege.com Regd. Charity No.200606


Trustee Vacancies – Thorngate Churcher Trust

Hampshire-based Thorngate Churcher Trust is looking for new trustees to help shape the long-term strategy of the trust and ensure it fulfils its charitable mission.

Thorngate operates 124 sheltered flats for assisted living and a 44-bed care home in Gosport and is looking for trustees help with its future expansion plans.

Trustees are an integral part of the management of the trust and chief executive Anne Taylor said they ensure the trust continues to move forward positively and meet the requirements of the ever changing regulatory regime.

“We have always been fortunate in having a strong board of trustees but the time is now right to recruit new trustees who will help drive us forward at a time when social care is such an important part of society,” said Anne.

“We are looking for trustees who are keen to make a difference and make a real contribution to the trust,” Anne said. “They offer us their skills knowledge and experience and in return they will gain valuable experience of committee work, acquire new skills and work in a team of people who share a passion for a particular cause.”

Anne said that having a good mix of trustees both now and in the future well enable Thorngate to continue to thrive and provide the social care which is so vital in Gosport.

Thorngate is keen to hear from potential trustees with experience in areas including IT and digital, health and social care, finance, property/surveying.

“These are all set to be key areas for us as we move forward,” said Anne. “Further social housing development is central to our strategy, so finance and property experience would be a good fit.  In addition, health and social care continue to be are at the heart of the services we offer and digital is transformative in this area so IT professionals would be able to make a significant impact.”

Anyone interested in applying to become a trustee can contact Anne Taylor. Email anne.taylor@thorngate.org.uk.


Resident Warden required for St. Mary’s Almshouses – Horsham, West Sussex

Job description

The St. Mary’s Almshouses is a Charity that provides accommodation for people over 55 who are members of a Christian church in Horsham, able to lead an independent life but have a real housing need and inadequate financial resources. The charity owns two buildings in the centre of Horsham comprising ten self-contained flats. On the retirement of our current Warden the Trustees seek to appoint a resident Warden who will be responsible for providing support to ensure the welfare of our residents and the day to day management of the Almshouses. The Warden reports to the charity Trustees. The position provides free accommodation and an honorarium.

Job requirements

Ability to get on with people.
Good organisational skills.
Applicants will be subject to a DBS check.

For further information please contact:

The Trustees of St. Mary’s Almshouses, c/o Church Office, Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE
almshouses@horshamstmarys.org.uk
Closing date: 22nd June 2020
Charity Number 208512 (The St. Mary’s Hospital Charities)


Trustee Opportunity Taunton Heritage Trust – Taunton, Somerset

If you have an interest in influencing the strategic direction of a long-standing local charity and would like Board experience, look no further.

The Taunton Heritage Trust is a Taunton-based Almshouse and grant giving Charity that has provided housing for those in need since the early 1600’s.  We currently have 66 almshouse flats in Taunton for the over 60’s who are in need and we also provide a grant scheme, granting every month to people in crisis, totalling tens of thousands per year. 

There has been a lot of favourable press recently about the benefits of almshouse living and how Almshouse Charities will play an important role in helping to solve the housing crisis in this country.  At the Trust we are embarking on an ambitious project to develop an important town-centre site to provide additional almshouses and replacement staff offices, in order to meet demand and to confirm our place as a local housing provider well into the twenty first century.

This is a pivotal time for the Taunton Heritage Trust and to enable us to deliver our ambitious plans, we are looking for dynamic and dedicated individuals, to serve as Trustees, who share the ethos of our almshouse charity.  We are a small part-time staff team of nine and currently a Board of 11 Trustees – all with a passion to do our very best for people in need in the Taunton area. 

If you feel you have something to offer us as a volunteer, and in return would enjoy the challenge of working with a group of dedicated individuals from all walks of life with a common goal, we would love to hear from you. 

You may wish to pick up the phone for an informal chat or email in the first instance, our Chief Officer, Karen White or contact the Trust for a Trustee application pack.

www.tauntonheritagetrust.org.uk

Telephone: 01823 335348

chiefofficer@tauntonheritagetrust.org.uk


Trustee & Trustee/Clerk – Llanaway Homes, Godalming, Surrey

Llanaway Homes is a small Almshouse charity with just two properties in Godalming, Surrey.

Following retirements, we are seeking a Trustee and a Trustee/Clerk to join us.

Trustee duties involve: attending three meetings a year.

Trustee/Clerk duties are not onerous and involve:

  • Taking minutes three times a year.
  • Liaison with contractors and the two resident families.
  • Small amount of administration/book-keeping – the latter can be done annually.

Please email Michael Goodridge, the Chairman for further details.

michaelgoodridge@ymail.com