Be part of making Sutton a better place to grow older.

Age UK Sutton are looking for two new trustees to join our board. We are looking for people who live in or near Sutton and can bring knowledge of the area, together with specific skills. In particular, we would welcome people with experience of fundraising, communications, health and social care or finance. 


About Age UK Sutton

We are an independent local charity, here to serve the London Borough of Sutton. We deliver direct services, provide information and advice, and work with a wide range of partners to improve later life for older people across our community.

With an ageing population, increasing levels of loneliness and support needs, and pressures on statutory systems, Age UK Sutton's work to represent the interests of older people and work with partners to find solutions to challenges is more important than ever.The charity is funded by a blend of grants, donations from the public, and commissions. 

This is a critical time for our charity, which turned 25 in 2016.  We are proud to have recently become the lead partner of Sutton Council in delivering the Sutton Plan for Older People.  

We are looking for two new trustees to join our board at this exciting stage of our development.


What trustees do

Trustees are responsible for the governance of the charity: setting the strategic direction, ensuring requirements are met and that we are delivering real benefits for older people. The Board meets formally every quarter and Trustees may also be asked to serve on a committee or other ad hoc group. There are regular opportunities to attend events and work with the leadership team on projects.  

We are looking for people who live in or near Sutton and can bring knowledge of the area, together with specific skills. In particular, we would welcome people with experience of one of the following:

  • Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Health and social care
  • Finance 

How to apply 

If you would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity to be part of this essential local charity, either the CEO Nicola Upton or the Chair Kate James would be happy to speak to you. 

Please contact Lauren to arrange a time: 

T: 020 8770 6876 

E: lauren.eminabougaard@ageuksutton.org.uk