Volunteer Treasurer vacancy for – The Llewellyn Almshouses

Leonard Street, Neath, SA113HL

The Llewellyn Almshouses are a registered charity comprising of a Grade 2 listed building in Leonard Street, Neath which was built in 1897 and contains 9 bedsit units plus a 1-bedroom flat.

The operation of the Almshouses is governed by a Trust Deed and in accordance with the Trust Deed, the Almshouses are run by a board of five Trustees. Three Trustees are appointed by Neath Port Talbot CBC; the fourth Trustee is the Rector of Neath; and the fifth Trustee is co-opted by the Trustees. The charity does not have any employees and day to day management has been delegated to Tai Tarian and is carried out in accordance with a Management Agreement for which an annual charge is made. Tai Tarian also maintain the building.

The current Treasurer is looking to retire in June 2024 therefore the Trustees are now looking to appoint a new Treasurer to support the charity into the future.

To be considered for the role you will need to demonstrate:

  • skills in financial management
  • knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and investment strategies
  • Experience in financial analysis, cash flow management and treasury operations
  • Strategic thinking, integrity, and commitment
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Attention to detail.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and have effective problem-solving skills.
  • Strong financial skill with the ability to analyse data.

You will be able to contribute regular time and interest to the work of the charity, attending 4 meetings a year, preparation time will be required to prepare budgets, review of annual financial statements, grant applications and claims (five-year cycle).  There are generally 4 meetings a year, in person or via Microsoft teams.

If you have a few spare hours a month and would like to give something back to your community, we would be delighted to hear from you.

To receive a full role profile, or to apply, please send your CV and cover letter via email to workingwithus@taitarian.co.uk, with the email subject Almshouses Treasurer role. 

If you would like to discuss the role further before applying, please contact Martin Jones, the current Treasurer on 07715 619523 or by email martin.jones51@btinternet.com.

Please see below link for full role profile.


Hidden history – Tai Tarian

Trustee Opportunity – Rugeley, Staffordshire

Elizabeth Harland Trust are seeking a new Trustee.

The charity is based in Rugeley, Staffordshire. Applications are welcome from anyone, and knowledge of the housing sector is not essential.

If you have a few spare hours a month and would like to give something back to your community, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Our trustee team deal with the upkeep of the 4 properties which date back to 1884, matters concerning residents, finances, and communication.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Contact Details

If you would like further information, please contact : Ann Nunn

Email: whizzkid1339@gmail.com

The Foord Almshouses – Facilities Manager vacancy- Priestfields, Rochester.

The Foord Almshouses is a self-contained ten-acre complex in Priestfields, Rochester, consisting of 73 flats for mature residents living independently plus several communal facilities and extensive areas of open space and woodland.

We are seeking to recruit a Facilities Manager, who will be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to undertake this role.

The ideal candidate will have experience of facilities and planning and co-ordinating building refurbishment/maintenance including appointing and dealing with sub-contractors.

You will have good man-management, verbal and communication skills along with good organisational skills plus attention to detail. Knowledge of H & S procedures would be an advantage.

This is very much a hands-on role with some labour-intensive skills as part of the job.

This is a full-time position.

We are offering a competitive salary with additional benefits. The successful candidate will be required to live on site in a rent free 3 bedroomed cottage.

Contact Details

Applications in writing with an up-to-date CV posted or emailed to: Operations Manager,

The Foord Almshouses. Priestfields, Rochester, Kent. ME1 3AF


Almshouse Warden – Ewelme Almshouse Charity

Almshouse Warden (£22.80 p/hr – 15 hrs/wk – flexible)

Ewelme Almshouse Charity, founded by the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk in 1437, is seeking a part-time Warden to safeguard the welfare and independence of its residents, monitor our three locations and nurture the health and wellbeing of our almshouse community. We are looking for a people-person, someone who is compassionate, and attuned to the particular needs of the elderly. In addition to an excellent, sector-leading salary and benefits package, the Charity provides accommodation for the Warden in an attractive 2-bed cottage adjacent to the Cloisters Almshouse in Ewelme village.

The successful applicant will: 

  • Have direct experience of working with older people, preferably in a similar environment.
  • Have a background in social care, health and/or wellbeing. 
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrable ability to empathise with others.
  • Be able to work on their own initiative, as well as being a key part of a small team.
  • Have a clean driving licence, own a car, and be willing to travel between our almshouse locations.

Closing date: Monday 22nd April 2024

For further details of the role and how to apply, please contact the Trust Manager: trustmanager@ewelmealmshouses.org
For further details of Ewelme Almshouse Charity, please visit: www.ewelmealmshouses.org

Scheme Manager – Mercers’ Company, London

The Company

The Mercers’ Company is a livery company focused on being a philanthropic force for good. We have a rich history dating back over 700 years with philanthropy as the common thread between our past, present and future.

The Role

The Company is looking to recruit an experienced Scheme Manager for one of its Residential Housing Schemes on a part time role spread over 5 days.

As the Scheme Manager you will be working in one of our residential housing schemes based in East London, managing repairs, designing social activities and engaging with our residents. You will be assisting in our regulatory and compliance work, reviewing processes and suggesting improvements,

The Person

The successful candidate will have excellent listening and communication skills, be a strong team player who enjoys a varied role and possess the ability to use their initiative. You will have a high standard of professionalism and a ‘can do’ approach. You will have an awareness of health and safety legislation and risk management, and strong IT and database skills.  You will also be a completer finisher who can support process improvement and deliver high quality work.  An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.


The benefits of working with the Mercers’ Company include: non-contributory pension scheme, private medical insurance, 30 days’ annual leave, plus the ability to purchase additional annual leave, travel season ticket loan, subsidised gym memberships, 3 days volunteering days per year and excellent learning and development opportunities.

If you would like to have an informal conversation before applying please contact, Human Resources on 020 7776 7211/7212

To apply please email a CV and a covering letter outlining why you are suitable for the role to recruitment@mercers.co.uk  by close of business on Monday 29 March 2024.

Trustees sought for a Grant Giving Charity in Chester

Trustee recruitment

The Chester Bluecoat Charity, the longest standing charity in Chester, is currently searching for inspirational individuals to join our board as a volunteer trustee to help steer the charity as it strives to raise the bar on the positive impact it has in the city and surrounding areas.

Under new leadership, 2024 is set to be a particularly exciting year as we develop and implement a new strategy to support more people than ever before and help the charity reach its full potential. In order to achieve this, we are recruiting new trustees who can help drive this transformation by bringing additional expertise to our dedicated team, specifically in the charity, community, social housing and legal sectors.

About the Charity

The Chester Bluecoat Charity helps to tackle the causes of poverty, disadvantage, and inequality across the city. As the city’s longest standing charity, we are proud to have been helping the people of Chester and surrounding areas for more than 800 years.

Based in the historic Bluecoat Building, in the heart of the City of Chester, we work to change the lives of people in need in three distinct ways:

  • Grant Giving – We award grants to organisations that use education and community development to improve peoples’ lives.
  • Rentable office and meeting room space at our Bluecoat Building – We offer third sector office space to local charities and voluntary organisations, as well as meeting rooms for hire to businesses throughout the city.
  • Almshouses – We provide Almshouse accommodation for people in need in the 16 Almshouses that we own and maintain which are situated at rear of the Bluecoat Building.

At its core, the charity owns several properties in Chester which enables us to generate a rental income, and subsequently provide Almshouse accommodation and office space to Third Sector organisations. These funds also allow the charity to provide grants and support to organisations such as Blacon Beacon, Koala, KidsBank and Platform for Life, to name but a few…

Why should you become a trustee?

Are you passionate about Chester? Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of those in our community who need our help? Do you want to be part of a team trying to do some good by making lasting change?

By becoming a trustee of The Chester Bluecoat Charity, you can do just that! In this role, you can shape and steer the city’s oldest charity and help it reach its full potential. This is an opportunity for you to give back to the city of Chester in a meaningful, rewarding role, whilst making new connections during an exciting time of transformational change in the charity.

What skills should I have?

The Chester Bluecoat Charity are looking for trustees with the following skills in particular:

  • Charity and community experience.
  • Social housing/housing association experience (Almshouses)
  • Legal

In addition, trustees should be able to offer:

Great communication skills

Be able to contribute to strategic planning

Independent, sound judgement

Willingness to provide opinion and reasons for the conclusions drawn

Ability to think creatively and problem solve

Capable of working effectively as a member of a team

As we are focused on Chester and its’ surrounds, we expect our trustees to either be resident in Chester or have strong links with the city.

How will I make a difference?

As part of our trustee board, you will shape the work of The Chester Bluecoat Charity and provide support to the team to achieve our charitable aims. You will be part a charity that tackles the causes of poverty, inequality, and disadvantage in and around Chester by using our resources effectively to provide grants to other organisations and charities, amongst other work.

Our trustees dedicate around 5-10 hours a month to The Chester Bluecoat Charity by attending internal meetings and assisting the team in delivering our strategy.

When would I participate in trustee meetings?

The main board meet 6 times a year. Trustees are appointed for an initial term of three years, with the possibility of two further terms.

Trustee meetings are usually held at The Bluecoat on Upper Northgate Street, Chester, however these may also be joined virtually.

Where do I apply?

For further information about the role or for an application pack, please contact us on office@thechesterbluecoatcharity.co.uk or 01244 345787

Trustees Vacancies for – Lady D’Arcy with Fynches and Berryfield Cottages Charities Almshouse Charity

Colchester, Essex – CO1

Lady D’Arcy with Fynches and Berryfield Cottages Almshouse Charity is a small, friendly almshouse charity based in the heart of Colchester.  The charity manages 27 properties.

As a volunteer Trustee, you will work with other Trustees to manage and improve the residential buildings and gardens, to appoint new residents and provide pastoral care to the existing residents, and provide good governance of the charity’s services, assets and finances.  The charity contracts the services of  a professional Clerk who manages day to day issues with the residents, liaison with contractors and financial accounting on behalf of the Trustees.

The charity particularly welcomes experience in the following skills

  • Building maintenance and management, experience of refurbishments and knowledge of building regs
  • Experience in social housing provision or welfare of older people

In addition, some local knowledge and interest in the geographical area served by the Charity would be an advantage.  You will be able to contribute regular time and interest to the work of the charity:

  • General communications – 1 hour per week
  • Almshouse visits and associated actions – 4 hours every 3 months
  • Quarterly trustee meeting – 3 hours every 3 months
  • Project work bespoke to the individual trustee’s skill set – as agreed

 New Trustees will serve for a 3-year term in the first instance.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to the Clerk at avalonbsl@outlook.com.      

For further information or an informal chat, email your name and contact number to the address above and the Clerk or Chairman will get in touch with you.


Resident Liaison Coordinator Vacancy

The George Fentham Trust is a charity supporting residents within the Parish of Hampton in Arden. The Charity owns and maintains 15 bungalows on Fentham Green and supports the residents of those bungalows to continue independent living in their own homes.

We are looking for a Resident Liaison Coordinator to join our small, friendly team. The successful candidate will:

  • Provide support to the Fentham Green residents to help them maintain their independence and quality of life in their own home for as long as possible.
  • Build relationships with the residents and their family members and keep a watchful eye over residents’ health and well-being. They will act as a ‘good neighbour’ to residents and provide a friendly source of social support, advice and guidance whilst respecting their privacy and independence.
  • Liaise with the Trust Elderly Support Worker, the Trust Clerk or Trustees to resolve any concerns relating to the health and welfare of Fentham Green residents, to ensure the maintenance and upkeep of the Fentham Green residences and that Health & Safety procedures and plans are adhered to.
  • Assist the Trustees with the Almshouse allocation process, and with ending tenancies where necessary. They will also attend regular Almshouse Committee meetings with Trustees.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience of working in community/social or medical care or in sheltered or supported housing, or similar. They will also demonstrate:

  • Experience working with older people, an understanding of the principles of wellbeing particularly in later life, and of equality and diversity.
  • A working understanding of the principles of safeguarding and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A flexible and positive approach to their work.
  • An ability to assess risk, keep calm under pressure and treat others with respect.
  • Excellent organisation skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • IT skills including use of Word and Teams.

The rate of pay for this role is £14.33 per hour. Other benefits include a pension scheme with employer contributions and a holiday entitlement of 28 days, pro-rated according to working hours.

The working hours are 6 per week. You will be able to manage your diary and working hours, provided you attend the residences at least twice a week and the needs of our residents are met, and we are open to discussing the final working arrangements with the successful candidate.

If you are thinking of applying, and would like to know more, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Clerk by emailing clerk@georgefenthamtrust.org.uk, who will also be able to provide you will a copy of the full job description. 

The deadline for applications is 17th April.

TRUSTEE OPPORTUNITY at Margaret Pierson Almshouses, Brompton-by-Sawdon, Scarborough

Margaret Pierson Almshouses are seeking a new Trustee

The charity is based in Brampton-by-Sawdon, Scarborough. Applications are welcome from anyone, and knowledge of the housing sector is not essential.

If you have a few spare hours a month and would like to give something back to your community, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Our trustee team deal with the upkeep of the 2 historic properties which date back to 1835, matters concerning residents, finances, and communication.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Contact Details

If you would like further information, please contact:

Jackie Gray

Email: windysheep@icloud.com

Part time Liaison Officer – Davenport Almshouses, Solihull

Job Description

We are a successful, long-established Charity looking for a part time Liaison Officer to act as a first point of contact & support for residents and to assist with the day-to-day running of the Almshouses.  Our history as an Almshouse Charity dates back to 1935 and we have 40 properties on our sites in Tilehouse Green Lane and Widney Road, Knowle, Solihull.

You will join our small friendly team to promote the well-being and independence of our residents, the majority of whom are retired.  You should have a genuine interest in people, housing and in making a positive contribution to helping develop a thriving, supportive, and friendly environment.

About You

  • You will have a caring and compassionate nature as well as being discreet and diplomatic.
  • You will be a strong team player and be able to take the lead on some tasks including helping the residents organise events.
  • You will be highly organised and able to work under pressure and embrace the fact that no 2 days will be the same.
  • You will have a can-do attitude and be able to work alone or in a team, using your initiative for problem-solving.
  • You should live in/close to the Solihull area.
  • Ideally you will have good English, numeracy, and communication skills.
  • Ideally you will be IT literate and able to work with Microsoft applications.

About the Role

  • You will be key to providing support and assistance to residents, helping to ensure their well-being and comfort and promoting independence through communication with their families, community engagement and involvement in activities and events when on duty. Your hours of work are 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday. (20 hours per week).
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with residents, staff, contractors and the charity’s trustees.
  • Keep clean and tidy the communal hall, kitchen, guest room and all other common areas as necessary and ensure the proper running of these areas.
  • Be involved with some health and safety and fire safety procedures and records.
  • Be alert to potential safeguarding cases, working with the property manager.
  • Occasional additional hours may be required for residents’ activities.
  • Other reasonable tasks to be performed as directed.

The benefits

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a benefits package which includes:

  • Annual leave allowance of 20 days per year, excluding statutory bank holidays
  • Annual salary £25,350, (full time equivalent based on £13 per hour) and cost of living review
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Part of a small friendly and supportive team environment
  • Fully paid DBS
  • Part-time working

Contact Details

Please reply in writing by email with CV to Julie Grenfell – Property Manager jgrenfell@davenportalmshouses.org.uk

Tel: 01564 773407