To support in formulating and regularly reviewing the strategic aims of Age Concern Windsor, with a particular emphasis on HR for the organisation.
Age Concern Windsor was formed in 1988 as an unincorporated Charity. In March 2018 it was converted to a charitable incorporated Organisation.
Age Concern Windsor is an independent, locally-funded and governed charity, separate from Age UK whilst we have signed a Friend of Age UK Berkshire and Age UK national agreement that allows us to use the Age Concern logo.
Trustees of the charity are volunteers, the day-to-day operations are delegated to the Chief Officer and other members of staff, and to an extent, the volunteers.
The Board of Trustees currently comprises the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, one voting member and one non-voting member and is actively looking to expand its number and its skills, as the organisation itself expands into new areas of work. In particular, current Trustees are looking for skills, knowledge and ability in HR.
The Registered charity number of Age Concern Windsor is 1177688
With other Trustees, to ensure that the policy and practices of Age Concern Windsor are in keeping with its aims.
With other Trustees, to ensure that Age Concern Windsor functions within the legal and financial requirements of a charitable incorporated organisation, and strives to achieve best practice.
With other Trustees, to promote the objectives of Age Concern Windsor.
1 Formulating strategic aims
To contribute specific skills, interests and contacts, particularly with regard to HR. To use an understanding of such to better inform the Board and assist the organisation in managing it’s employees and the volunteers.
To consider Age Concern Windsor as a whole and how it services its customers.
To engage in regular review of organisational structure, functions and service delivery.
In association with the Chair and Chief Officer, to communicate the strategic vision to, volunteers, employees and other organisations.
2 Ensuring policies and practices are in keeping with its aims
With other Trustees and the Chief Officer, to participate in regular review of organisational policies and practice.
To work within Age Concern Windsor’ policies and procedures at all times.
3 Ensuring best practice
To attend meetings and be an active member of the Board of Trustees in exercising its responsibilities and functions.
To scrutinise the actions of the Chief Officer, other employees, volunteers and the Board itself, and be prepared to express opinions based on that scrutiny.
To ensure that the Board reviews its structure, role and relationship to employees and volunteers and implements agreed changes on a regular basis.
To maintain the confidentiality of personnel, policy, financial and contractual issues.
With the Chief Officer, to ensure that all Trustees receive appropriate advice, support, training and information relating to their role.
4 Promoting the objectives of the organisation
To work to further Age Concern Windsor’ interests, especially when in contact with other organisations. To declare any conflicts of interest
As appropriate and in consultation with the Chair and Chief Officer, to serve as a spokesperson for Age Concern Windsor.
Age Concern Windsor’s Trustees are volunteers, like the 40 other volunteers assisting with service provision and administrational support alongside the employee team. Induction into the organisation training about Age Concern Windsor and reimbursed travel costs are available for all Trustees.
Trustees are required to confirm their eligibility to be a Trustees under UK charity law. Trustees are elected by the Board at the Annual General Meeting and can be co-opted onto the Board while awaiting election.
The Board of Trustees meets usually on the last Thursday of each month except August and December for approximately 2 hours. There are occasional changes due to personal schedules that you will be appraised of in advance.
If you are interested in this voluntary role, please contact Rachel Harvey, Chief Officer, in the first instance to discuss that interest and what skills you would be able to bring to Age Concern Windsor and how we can assist you in that. If there is mutual interest, an informal interview with the Chair and Chief Officer will follow, and if successful, a recommendation for co-option and eventual election can follow.
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