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This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in a major charity, supporting older people and helping them to gain independence and resilience.

Age UK Wakefield District has a workforce of 115 staff and almost 200 volunteers, and spends over £2million each year making a real difference to the lives of thousands of older people across the whole of Wakefield District.

We are a large local Organisation providing a wide and complex range of services but we have a simple mission: - to support older people to live independently and enjoy their lives, this is at the heart of everything we do.  We are proud that, during the recent pandemic, our charity continued to provide Personalised Emotional and Wellbeing Support, Befriending, Home Shopping, Hospital Transport, Personal and Domestic Support and we found new ways to meet emerging needs.  We work closely with the Council and NHS providing integrated support through their service hubs, and deliver services directly out of Pinderfields and Dewsbury Hospitals.  We receive over 300 calls into our Single Point of Contact each week and every year, we help people secure over £3million in benefits they are entitled to.

We have an exciting vision to transform our Castleford Community Centre into a “Centre for Positive Ageing”. Following the relaxation of Covid restrictions we have reopened our two shops and added a new shop in South Elmsall. We also plan to help transform local charity services by sharing expertise, collaboration and partnership with other Organisations.  We are founder members with other Age UK’s in Yorkshire of CASEwork, a new community interest company developing a wide range of support services for older people within Yorkshire and Humberside.

The Board wishes to appoint several new Trustees from across all sectors of our communities.  These are unsalaried, expenses-paid roles, requiring up to 2 days per month commitment.  This is a great opportunity for you to draw on your experience to make a transformative difference both for older people and to help our Charity deliver its charitable objectives.  Successful candidates will enjoy a unique opportunity to make a significant impact as leaders in their community, and to meet and work with a warm and friendly group of talented and compassionate people from varied backgrounds and Organisations across Wakefield District and further afield.

Age UK Wakefield District is committed to the promotion of equalities and diversity.  We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, and particularly from those sections of the community that may historically be under-represented in Trustee roles.


For further information, or a chat about the roles contact:

Paula Bee, Chief Executive


How to apply:

To apply please download and complete all the document below:

Covering Letter

Background Information

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

or alternatively to request a pack email:

For further information and enquires please ring Mandy Mason, Admin Support Manager on 01977 552114.

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