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Volunteer Chair of the Board of Trustees

Flourishing Lives


Posted over 30 days ago...

Flourishing Lives is the only London-wide body dedicated to older people, the arts and wellbeing and we are looking for an enthusiastic Chair to help take the work forward.


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London, N1 9PD

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Flourishing Lives is the only London-wide body dedicated to older people, the arts and wellbeing. We are a coalition of over 600 arts, health and wellbeing organisations and older people’s groups working collaboratively to champion positive ageing, amplify the voices of older people and empower people over the age of 55 to lead richer, more independent lives. We help transform the lives of older people, by promoting community, expression, access and lifelong learning through engagement with the arts.   Launching as a project in 2016 before becoming an independent charity in 2021 with a core team of two members of staff and a board of four trustees, Flourishing Lives has been shaped by the communities it serves. The broad programme includes providing training and development through workshops, forums and resources in intergenerational, inclusive, reflective and best practice. Through sharing knowledge, supporting practitioners and advocating positive ageing, Flourishing Lives strives to ensure that London is a great place to age creatively.   Over the last 6 months, work has been underway to shape our new strategy and we are excited to be heading towards 2025 with a bold and ambitious plan for the next 5 years. Flourishing Lives is looking for a Chair to share in this excitement and support a dedicated board and staff as the team looks to this next phase of work.  This role offers an excellent opportunity for exploring growth and strategic development and would be ideal for anyone passionate about arts and ageing in London. The Chair will work with the existing board and Flourishing Lives’ staff to uphold the organisation’s mission and values, providing inclusive leadership and effective governance of the organisation to ensure Flourishing Lives fulfils its potential. 

What are we looking for?

Please note: We know that valuable experience can come from any number of sources which may not be described here, if you are interested in the role and would like to find out more, please get in touch.  Essential    

Demonstrate passion and commitment to Flourishing Lives, its strategic objectives and cause, Governance experience; either as a chair or as a member of a board of directors/trustees/governors etc.,  Experience or demonstrable understanding of fundraising and income generation, Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment.


Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of Flourishing Lives. Financial management expertise and/or a broad understanding of finance issues affecting a charity. Good understanding of legal issues affecting charities and their governance.

What difference will you make?

Flourishing Lives is a dynamic charity and as the only London-wide body dedicated to older people, the arts and wellbeing, uniquely positioned. As the Chair of Trustees, help us to make the most of this opportunity. 


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