Treasurer and Trustee
About the organisation
The organisation aims to enable and support older people in Hammersmith and Fulham to love later life and change it for the better, to stay independent and keep doing the things that they enjoy. We work to be the voice of older people in Hammersmith and Fulham, influencing decision makers and raising awareness of the contribution that people in later life make to our community.
The organisation provides a range of services offered to people in later life, such as our information and advice service, gardening and the community cafe.
About the role
Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction and corporate governance of Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham. Being a Trustee with Age UKHF offers a powerful way to contribute to a local community and a cause you really care about and make a difference to the lives of older people.
Trustees have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of their charity, ensuring it complies with the law, is solvent and well-run, and is delivering the charitable outcomes for which it was set up.
We are especially interested in applicants who have skills and current or recent experience in one or more of Finance, PR, marketing, business development, social enterprise, fundraising, and IT.
The ability to collaborate effectively with others, to constructively challenge the ideas of fellow trustees as well as those of the CE and senior management is essential to ensuring that the board’s strategic decisions are scrutinised and tested before being implemented. Negotiating, empathising, listening and clearly communicating ideas and concerns.
Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham Trustee Board meet quarterly for about 2 hours. Trustees are expected to attend an annual Board strategy day
How to apply
Applications are sought in the form of curriculum vitae (CV) and a letter setting out why you are interested in becoming a Trustee. Please ensure that your letter demonstrates how your experience‚ skills and abilities meet the selection criteria set out in the job description and person specification. Completed applications should be returned to us before 5pm on Friday 27th October 2017 (though applications received after that time may be considered if we still have places available).