Trustee Vacancies – The 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 hometown 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 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, those people in need in the Guiseley area
  • The funding of education and training within or connected to the electrical industry

We are currently recruiting two 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 finance background and those with knowledge of social care and supported independent living for older people.

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 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. 

How to apply

For further information or to apply please contact our recruitment advisor Lucinda Shaw at Eastside People via email at 

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 Monday 17 April 2023.

Deputy Clerk – Westminster Almshouses Foundation

Westminster Almshouses Foundation

42 Rochester Row, Westminster, London SW1P 1BU

Deputy Clerk

Salary Pro rata 2 days per week of £65,000 + benefits

The interim engagement is for a nine-month period with a progress review at three and six months

Founded in 1665 the Westminster Almshouses Foundation provides sheltered housing for those over sixty. In addition, they provide grants to relieve hardship to individuals, and to support education and training.

With the redevelopment of Westminster, all properties were consolidated on the site of Emery Hill’s almshouses in Rochester Row, becoming the United Westminster Almshouses in 1879, from when many of the present buildings date.

The successful candidate will have:

  • All round administration skills
  • Database management and IT skills
  • Evidence of project management
  • Evidence of previous experience in a similar role such as a charity or related organisation
  • Initiative, ability to prioritise, work flexibly and independently
  • Evidence of effective team management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a good eye for detail

We are seeking to appoint to this position a person who:

  • Can demonstrate empathy towards the elderly
  • Has a positive “can do” attitude.
  • Is non-judgmental and supportive.
  • Discreet.
  • Practical.

We look forward to your application. 

Please download further details of the position from our website:

Apply online with a CV and personal statement addressing the person specification. For an informal confidential discussion call Richard Evans on 07958 984161 or 020 3126 4858.

Closing date for applications:   13 February 2023

Long List interviews:                  15 – 24 February 2023

Final Panel Interviews & Candidate visits:     28 February 2023

To find out more visit:

Vacancy for the post of Clerk to the Trustees at Millington’s Almshouse, Copthorne Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 8JW

The trustees invite applications for the post of Clerk to manage the day-to-day running of Millington’s charity. Together with a non-resident warden, the Clerk oversees the maintenance of thirty well-appointed apartments and their residents.

The Clerk reports to the Chairman of Trustees and is a conduit between residents and trustees.

The successful applicant will require a proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office programs, will possess people skills, particularly with regard to trustees and residents, an ability to deal with contacts with official bodies together with a knowledge of building maintenance.  

20 hours per week with a salary of £20,000 pa plus pension contribution. The appointment will be subject to a probationary period of six months

Application forms are available on request by email at or by written request to The Clerk, Millington’s Hospital, Copthorne Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8JW.

Applications to be returned by the 1st March 2023 by email or post

Registered Charity no 213371

Chair – Saffron Walden Almshouses

Saffron Walden Almshouses is looking for a new Chair of the Board.  

Rolled up sleeves needed!

Providing much needed housing for Saffron Walden residents of modest means and on a low income, irrespective of their age, our Almshouses Charity is looking for a new Chair of the Board of Directors to lead us over the next few years.  A volunteer role, we’re looking for someone who will help us develop and lead our strategic vision, whilst at the same time being prepared to roll up their sleeves; this is very much a hands-on role.

So, if there’s no pay, what’s the reward? That comes from leading a group of dedicated trustees and small staff team who between them make sure our residents are well supported, our buildings are up to scratch and our finances are secure.  We also plan to replace one of our buildings that is no longer fit for purpose with a new, purpose-built unit.  At the same time, we need to up our profile locally – and our new chair will have a significant role in this work.

If you live close enough to Saffron Walden to play your part and have the board-level experience to take us forward, then please contact us for an application pack for this exciting role by emailing Lisa Morrissey, our Business Officer, on or calling the office Monday to Wednesday 9am to 1pm on 01799 513914. Deadline for applications is Friday, 17th February.

KEVI Corporate Trustee Ltd is committed to the Safeguarding and welfare of our Residents, Staff and Trustees.

Company Number 10178525 Registered Charity Number 210590

Clerk to The Trustees – Harvington, Near Kidderminster

Job Description

The Board of Trustees of the Dame Mary Yate Charity in Harvington, near Kidderminster, which provides maintenance and governance of four almshouses, seek to appoint a clerk to the Board.

 As well as arranging and minuting Trustee meetings, and maintaining the records and accounts of the Charity, the successful candidate would need to liaise with the residents of the Almshouses, in order to    offer support with any issues that may arise and to ensure any legal requirements are upheld.

A generous honorarium is offered, with the expectation of approximately 4 hours per week.

Closing date for applications: 28-Feb-2023

Contact Details

For a full job description please contact

Trustee Vacancy at Hillier Charity, Guildford

The Hillier Charity was established over 200 years ago and our ethos to provide comfortable quality sheltered housing for ladies aged over 60 years old at affordable prices has not changed. 

The Charity is managed by a small team of 3 staff and is governed by a board of 8 trustees.  Currently we have a vacancy on our board and would love to hear from you if you could voluntarily spare time and consider becoming a trustee.  The board typically meets around 3 times a year for full meetings and you would be encouraged to occasionally join our informal management meetings which are generally held monthly.

Our trustees play an important role governing the Charity and whilst the role would not be too demanding a sense of commitment (and a good sense of humour) is vital.

Contact Details

If you would like more information, under no obligation, please contact Val Richards on 01483 533317 or email

Policy and Engagement Manager

Policy and Engagement Manager for The Almshouse Association

We have a fantastic opportunity available to work for a national membership charity. We support 1600 charities across the country who provide housing for people in need.

Are you interested in the impact of charities and have experience of engaging local or national government?

If you are interested in this vacancy, then please send your CV to with a covering letter specifying why you think you are the best candidate for the role on offer and what sets you apart from any other candidate.

The closing date for applicants is Monday 21st November. Please apply early to avoid disappointment

An interest and experience in charity, government and housing would be beneficial.

The role objectives are to:
✓ Maintain and update policies for the organisation.
✓ Run an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Almshouses.
✓ Monitor, interpret and disseminate changing Government policy.
✓ Monitor the political landscape through use of our political monitoring tools
✓ Manage relationships with a variety of external stakeholders
✓ To give advice (when trained) to member charities on policy issues.
✓ Organise meetings with appropriate MPs, Peers, civil servants, and local government to protect almshouses from negative changes in legislation
✓ Respond to MP and government enquiries with support from CEO
✓ Learn and brief on decarbonisation and environmental matters
✓ Support and project manage research for The Almshouse Association
✓ Learn and advise on the development of new almshouses
✓ Explore opportunities to engage with partners to enhance the experience for our members

Full training will be given, but there will also be a good degree of self-learning required.

The role would be suitable for someone seeking to expand a career in Research/Policy/Charity.

• 9.00 to 5.30 Monday to Friday
• £30,000 – £35,000 pa (depending on experience)
• 28 days holiday
• Location currently hybrid – with some time spent in the Wokingham Office (flexibility)
• Job Type: Full-time