Part-Time Charity Clerk, St. Albans

The Charity of Sarah Duchess of Marlborough operates a 35 unit historic almshouse in the centre of St Albans. The Charity is looking for a part time Clerk to the Trustees living in or close to St Albans.  The successful candidate must have property management experience. They will be responsible for providing support to the trustees and for overseeing the management and maintenance of the almshouse and the welfare of the residents. The hours will be flexible up to 45 per month at a competitive rate per hour.

Further information can be obtained from the chairman, Tom Drabble, at dom395@outlook.com. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2019.


Head of Charity Support & Development, Almshouse Association, Berks


The Almshouse Association was created as an umbrella organisation for some 1650 independent almshouse charities throughout the UK.   Almshouses enable those in need to live with dignity and independence within their local communities and are the oldest form of social housing, providing homes today for over 35,000 residents.  The role of The Almshouse Association is to assist member charities with advice and guidance and act as a bridge between the charities and government.

The charity is now seeking to appoint for a newly created role of Head of Charity Support & Development.  This senior management team role will oversee the delivery of the fundraising strategy, support the member charities in need and assist with building and refurbishment projects.

Hours/contract: Full time/permanent

Salary: £50k

Location: Berkshire

For full details please visit https://www.charismarecruitment.co.uk/job/head-of-charity-support-development/

Contact details:
Please send your CV and Supporting Statement to Jenny Warner, Managing Director, Charisma Recruitment, E: info@charismarecruitment.co.uk quoting reference JO1600.

Closing date for applications: 7th January 2019

Interviews commence: 21st January 2019


Part Time Clerk to the Trustees, St Marylebone Almshouses

St Marylebone Almshouses in St John’s Wood provides 20 self contained one bedroom flats with the service of an on-site part time Manager for pensioners of limited means capable of living independently.

Salary: In the region of £17,500 pa

The current Clerk is retiring and the Trustees are seeking to recruit a replacement to succeed him around the turn of the year after a short handover period.

Duties of the Clerk:

  • Service the Board of Trustees
  • maintain a home office to handle the finance and administration of the Charity. This includes:
    • the maintenance of the building
    • supervision of the resident Manager and
    • all day to day liaison with residents, applicants, the local authority and other external agencies.

The successful candidate should have oral, written and IT communication skills and some basic accounting knowledge as well as experience of working with older people.

Further information can be obtained from the Clerk, Alan Fox, at dralanfox@gmail.com and applications including a CV should be sent to him no later than Friday, 27th October.


Trustee Vacancy at Hillier  – Almshouses, Farnham Road, Guildford

Hillier Charity began in November 1798 when Elizabeth Hillier, gave £2500 to trustees; sadly she died before the purpose of her gift had been legally declared.  Her will stated her intention of endowing an almshouse for seven women.  Nathaniel, her brother and executor, decided Elizabeth had intended the trust to be used for this purpose and Hillier Charity was created in November 1800.  The first almshouses, for eight women, were built in Shoreditch.

In 1878 twelve new cottages were built in Farnham Road, land donated by William Hillier, the 4th Earl of Onslow, Elizabeth’s great, great, nephew.  In 1971 these beautiful arts and crafts almshouses were replaced by the current building and now in 2017, nearly 220 years after foundation Hillier Charity still provides almshouse accommodation for 28 female residents.

If you feel you could voluntary spare some time and consider becoming a trustee we would love to hear from you.  The role is very rewarding whilst not be too demanding, typically the board meet around 3 or 4 times a year.

How to apply
Please contact Val Richards on 01483 533317 or email hillier.house@virgin.net