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Chair of Trustees

Job Introduction

The Abbeyfield Grimsby Society is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer Chair of Trustees to help us enhance the quality of life for older people. We believe that we all deserve to enjoy our later years and get the most out of life – whatever our individual circumstances. 

 

Role Responsibility

To be a Trustee of an organisation is an exciting and fulfilling role. The most effective Boards are ones which benefit from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets. The role of a Trustee is to ensure that our Society fulfils its duty to its residents and delivers on our vision, mission and values.

The role of the Chair is one of leadership to the Board of Trustees to ensure that Trustees take responsibility for directing the affairs of the Society, ensuring it remains solvent and carries out the purpose for which it was established.

There is no financial remuneration but travelling expenses and other reasonable expenses may be claimed in line with our policy.

An enhanced DBS check will be required.

The Chair is expected to serve for three years and may serve for six years.

Time commitment:

• A number of Board and sub-committee meetings during the year plus the AGM.
• Periodic meetings with the Abbeyfield Society itself and other member societies in the area.
• Meet with the CEO and Registered Care Manager on a regular basis
• Represent the Abbeyfield Grimsby Society at events.

The Ideal Candidate

Someone who feels able to give a commitment to the aims and objectives of the Society and to promote it in the interests of residents, as well as someone who can help to provide strategic leadership and governance.

Previous Trustee/Director experience would be helpful, as would some time in a management role.

The role of the Chair includes many things, but the following examples may assist:
• Ensuring the Trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity;
• Provide leadership for the Board of Trustees in their role of setting the strategy and policy of the Society
• Maintain careful oversight of the strategic risks and opportunities facing the Society
• Alongside the CEO, set the annual Board meeting calendar
• Review and appraise the performance of the Chief Executive Officer

Package Description

Abbeyfield is a national charity dedicated to the care and support of older people.  Our vision is ‘making time for older people’ and we see volunteers as crucial in helping us achieve this. For more information, please visit our website www.abbeyfield.com

 

About the Company

Winchester House, an independent supported house where we offer support and services in a friendly home-from-home environment to our residents. We have 8 rooms, 3 of which are one bed apartments and can have two people in each. Our team has been working very hard in the last few months to provide a high level of care during the COVID-19 crisis, protecting our residents and staff as much as possible.

 

The Abbeyfield Society

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