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Volunteer Trustee for an older person's charity

Age UK York


Posted over 30 days ago...

Your knowledge, skills and experience could make a positive difference as a trustee for Age UK York – an independent, local charity supporting older people in the city.  


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York, YO10 4UX

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Your knowledge, skills and experience could make a positive difference to Age UK York – an independent charity with the mission of ‘Making a positive difference by putting older people, and the people around them, at the heart of all we do; working with partner organisations, to improve the quality of later life and provide effective, timely support for those who need it the most.’ In challenging times for all charities, Age UK York has continued to adapt and evolve to offer a range of relevant services and support for older people and extend our reach to try to meet need as effectively as possible, whilst increasing our active involvement with partners towards the collective effort here in York. To build and grow the charity to meet increasing need, we are seeking to expand our Trustee Board - complementing the skills of our present Trustees and broadening our Board’s diversity – with the addition of up to three new Trustees. Acting collectively as a Board, the Trustees set the vision, mission and strategic direction of the organisation, based on the Charity’s stated objects as defined in its governing document (Memorandum and Articles of Association). Trustees have statutory responsibilities for the financial stability and good governance of the Charity. Applicants should reside in York or the surrounding area to have sufficient knowledge of the local environment and communities.  

What are we looking for?

We welcome applications from all age groups and backgrounds, and we are particularly looking for skills and experience in the following areas: fundraising and income generation; accountancy and financial management; retail - from high street outlets to online shopping; building stakeholder relationships and co-production; legal expertise. Even if you don’t have a background in these specific areas, we would still be keen to hear from you if you feel you have transferrable skills, could bring a different perspective, energy and enthusiasm to the role, and are motivated by this opportunity to help make a positive difference to the lives of older people in York. Board and/or senior level management experience would be helpful, although not essential. Person Specification

A genuine interest in Age UK York and a commitment to helping it succeed in achievement of its Objects A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to keep informed and up to date so as to be able to contribute constructively to the work of the Board Strategic vision Good, independent judgement An ability to think creatively A willingness to speak their mind An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship An ability to work effectively as a member of a team A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. The Seven Principles of Public Life - GOV.UK (

What difference will you make?

This is a volunteer role, offering the opportunity to contribute actively to the lives of older people in our communities, and gain leadership and Board experience with a collaborative team of committed Trustees. 


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