What will you be doing?
Age UK Plymouth operates in a challenging environment. As with all charities working in adult social care, budgets have been tightened and we need to ensure that we continue to deliver high quality services in difficult times. It is an exciting time for the charity as we look to open a short-term care centre on the top two floors of our William and Patricia Venton Centre.
As a Trustee you will work in partnership with your fellow Trustees and the Chief Executive Officer to agree the long-term vision and strategic objectives of the charity which will include how best to enhance our services and make best use of our assets and investments. Your role as Trustee is also to ensure that the Charity complies with the necessary charitable and company governance frameworks.
You will attend Board meetings and may be encouraged to join either the Finance and Investment Committee or the Services, Quality and Safety Committee. You will need to be able to devote sufficient time to prepare for and attend the Board meetings which take place between 6-8 times a year. Meetings tend to commence at 4.30pm.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for Trustees who have a strong empathy with Age UK Plymouth’s mission and values, are collegiate in approach and are comfortable working with others to develop a strategy that will deliver positive change and ultimately will make Plymouth a great place for later life.
We welcome applicants from any background and are committed to developing a diverse board of Trustees.
Whilst we are particularly interested in applications from those with a background from the list below, we would also welcome applicants who can add real value to Age UK Plymouth:
This is a voluntary post (as with all Trustees) but all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Benefits of being a Trustee
Being an effective Trustee is a challenging, rewarding, and fulfilling experience. You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to those in later life. You may also gain new skills, obtain board experience and expand your network. You will have potential development opportunities and the chance to attend regional and national events.
This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.