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New Trustees wanted

Published on 01 May 2024 02:09 PM

Would you like to use your expertise and skills to help Age UK Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge fulfil their vision to enable older people to live as full as life as possible, if so then read on….

The recently merged Age UK Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge are seeking a new Trustees with a diverse set of skills, experience and backgrounds to join our merged Board. This is an excellent opportunity to apply your expertise and skills that will benefit the local community and the charity.

We are particularly interested to hear from candidates with relevant skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Fund Raising
  • Finance
  • Legal

 Role of the Trustee

The ultimate responsibility of the Board is to ensure that Age UK Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge works towards its objectives in an effective, fair and legal manner.

Trustee duties will include:

  • Regular attendance at board meetings, taking place in person and on-line (approximately 6 per year for full board meetings plus any committees that may sit on)
  • Ensure that the Age UK Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge complies with charity law requirements and its governing documents
  • Oversight of:

           -the strategic direction of the charity

           -financial planning, investment and expenditure

           -compliance and governance of the charity

 Why become a Trustee?

  • Apply your skills and expertise in a way that will benefit your local community and charity
  • Play a key role in the strategic development and growth of merged organisation
  • Learn more about the management of a charity and the strategic decisions to be made
  • Enhance your network with people from a variety of backgrounds & continue to develop your own career

 About Age UK Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

Age UK Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge merged in late 2023. The charity has been through significant period of change over the past 12/15 months. The charity has made significant progress towards its strategic goals and objectives.

Age UK Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge is an independent local charity that exists to promote the welfare of older residents in Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. We provide a range of free and paid-for services, from impartial information and advice to domestic assistance that allows clients to remain independent in their own homes. Age UK Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge also organise community events that help to reduce the issue of loneliness and isolation felt by some of the older people in our community.

We believe older people are entitled to the help they need to improve their own sense of wellbeing, to promote independence and to have control of their own lives.

If you feel passionately about Age UK Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge mission, values and strategic direction and would like to become a new Trustee, please do get in touch for a discussion.

For more information, please email in the first instance: