Guiseley, West Yorkshire
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary, 12 days a year
Job description

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 home town 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 Frank Parkinson Yorkshire 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, needy people in the Guiseley area;
  • The funding of education and training within or connected to the electrical industry.

We are currently recruiting for 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 background in building, facilities or housing in any sector, and health and older people’s services.

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 in 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. 

For further information or to apply please see the attached Candidate Pack. Application is by CV and a supporting letter to Lucinda Shaw at Eastside Primetimers, 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 7 February 2022.

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Posted on: 14 January 2022
Closing date: 07 February 2022
Tags: Trustees, Housing Management

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