Charity Trustee

Closed: Friday, March 29, 2024
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  • Salary Unpaid role, expenses paid
  • Location Remote
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Sectors Housing and Homelessness
  • Job Reference : CT001

Trustee vacancy The Almshouse Association


Almshouses are recognised as the exemplar form of community housing.

 There are very few institutions that have lasted a century, even fewer that have lasted five hundred years. Almshouses have been part of our social heritage for over a thousand years. Today new almshouses are being built in towns and villages across the country and you are part of this great legacy.

The almshouse model today is beginning to be recognised for its unique impact on residents’ lives, offering residents a form of community living, free from isolation and with the spirit of caring and companionship at its heart.

You are part of a community of 1,600 almshouse charities operating. Residents live independently but as part of a community.

Role Content

Being a trustee of The Almshouse Association is to help lead the national strategy for the almshouse movement. The trustee board are seeking individuals who have an interest in improving the lives of others through helping run the membership organisation for 1600 small charities.

The Trustee board today is made up of dedicated and committed professionals who meet regularly either as full or sub-committee members and have a very strong long-term strategic goal. The role of the board is to vision and lead strategy and support the Chief Executive of an excellent and proactive executive team, in delivering that strategy.

We are seeking applicants who care about making a difference to thousands of lives through protecting a valuable charity model. have significant skills and experience in the following

· IT/Web

· Branding/Marketing/PR

· Fundraising/Sponsorship

· Heritage and Historic Buildings

We actively encourage qualified applicants from a diverse background to apply.

Time commitment

There are four half day board meetings per year of which two are held online and two in person. There are additional meetings throughout the year in sub committees or to address emerging or urgent topics, but they are infrequent. Most trustees sit on an associated sub committee.

Remuneration: This is a voluntary position and therefore does not pay a salary. All reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

Term of office: Three years initially.

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