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


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.

Details:

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 – johng@john-gaunt.co.uk