• Job Reference: 00000235-1
  • Date posted: 31 January 2020
  • Recruiter: Age UK
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Older People
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Age UK is looking for people who are passionately interested in ageing and older people to join our Board of Trustees.  The board is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity and its financial health.

As an Age UK Trustee you will shape the direction of the charity as we focus on helping more of the older people who need us the most: older people who are lonely, in poverty or dealing with long-term health conditions without the care they desperately need.

We want to improve the diversity of our board - if you have a strong interest then we encourage you to put yourself forward whatever your background and however you’ve gained your experience.

You will:

  • Be passionately interested in ageing and older people

  • Be able to think critically and objectively, and express your views clearly

  • Be able to take in and evaluate a wide range of information

  • Have an interest in the work of a Trustee and good governance

  • Have the time needed for the role

The process

We are running open sessions for people to learn more about Age UK’s work and the role of a trustee, which we would encourage you to attend if possible. Once you have expressed an interest in being, or learning more about being, a trustee we will invite you to attend one of these events on 29th January and 10th, 11th, 13th & 20th February.

If you would like to attend one of our Open Events to learn more or to apply to be a trustee, please click on Apply Now at the bottom of the page and complete your details.  A member of the Age UK recruitment team will then be in touch to request that you complete a short letter (not CV) – by 28th February explaining why you would like to be an Age UK trustee and what you have to offer.

We are particularly looking for individuals with one or more of the following areas of experience and interest:

  • Service delivery for older people in the VCS, public or private sectors

  • Interest in our international work (including possibly also joining the board of Age International)

  • Fundraising and/or communications

  • Financial expertise (possibly but not necessarily an accountant).

The time commitment is:

Eight meetings - six Age UK Board Meetings, plus preparation time, and two away days. There may also be time commitments required for sub-committee meetings.

Additional Information

Age UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria.

Age UK is committed to safeguarding adults at risk, and children, from abuse and neglect. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment.

Age UK politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.