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Age UK Wakefield District is a dynamic local charity.  Over the past ten years we have developed a portfolio of services and activities aiming to help make later life an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for people over 50.

We currently have vacancies on our Board of Trustees and are looking to appoint individuals to the Board who are interested in working with others to improve the lives of older people in the District of Wakefield.


Voluntary role


Willingness to devote the necessary time, to attend Board meetings, (as appropriate) Board sub committee meetings and occasional other events


Meetings usually held in Castleford with occasional meetings and activities throughout the Wakefield Metropolitan District

Individuals should have an interest in the wellbeing of older people and the activities of Age UK Wakefield District with a good understanding of the Voluntary Sector and the roles that the charity can play in improving the lives of individuals.

The opportunity will enable you to develop your skills as an insightful thinker whilst enabling you to participate in and contribute to the growth and planning of the Organisation.  As a member of the Board you will be required to provide assurance to external regulators on the effectiveness of the charity and as such should have a good understanding of financial, performance and data management as well as an interest in innovation and delivery mechanisms.

If you are interested in offering support to the organisation, whilst developing your skills, and are able to offer a few hours each month to join in the activities of our Board we would love to hear from you.

We recognise that not all Board Members can commit to involvement in the delivery of additional organisational activities and so seek to appoint individuals who can contribute in many different ways to the life of the Organisation.

All candidates will be invited to fill in an application form and appointment to the Board is by informal interview with the Chair of the Board, Jo Beaumont, the Chief Executive, Paula Bee and another appointed Trustee.

If you are committed to providing a quality service in a manner that promotes dignity, respect and independence for older people we would like to hear from you.

How to apply:

To apply please download and complete all the document below:

Application Form

Job Description for Trustee/Director

Trustee Competency Framework

Strategic Plan 2018 - 2023

Equality and Diversity Statement

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

or alternatively email

For further information and enquires please ring 01977 552114.

(Age UK Wakefield District aims to be an Equality & Diversity employer)