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Organisation role · Flexible hours
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Older people
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Age UK Somerset
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This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in an engaging, decision making role in the leading independent charity for older people in our area.

Detailed description

Do you have the enthusiasm and desire to help older people to live their ‘best life’?

Age UK Somerset is the leading independent charity for older people in our area and we take pride in understanding, supporting and promoting their interests.

We wish to invite applications to become new Trustees from enthusiastic and motivated people who share our commitment to our charitable aims and core values.

As a Trustee, you will develop an understanding of your responsibilities towards compliance, prudence and care, working with the Chair and Chief Executive to ensure that the organisation has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction. 

You should be prepared to give the necessary time for reading Board papers, attending around 5 day-time meetings each year (usually Wednesdays) and keep yourself informed about the charity’s activities.

Whilst these are voluntary, unpaid positions, essential out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

How to express your interest

In the first instance you can express your interest using this SparkaChange website.

Alternatively please visit our website and from the Trustees page under About Us read the Trustee Role Description. Then please write to, telephone or email, our Chief Executive, Phil Dolan, outlining the reasons for your application or contact him for an informal discussion.

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About Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset's mission is to improve life for the older people of Somerset and North Somerset.

There is much to celebrate about getting older, but our later years can also prove challenging: loss of confidence, lack of mobility, financial pressures and suffering from loneliness and isolation are just some of the issues our local older people face.

We offer a wide range of popular and well-used services and activities specifically developed to meet the needs of the over 60s and we need Volunteers to help us run them. These include our Wellbeing Service - including Walk and Talk, Wellbeing Friends and Friendly Phone Calls - Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy ‘Memory Connections’ groups, Information and Advice service and lots of fun Ageing Well activity sessions. These services can not be provided without the support of our wonderful Volunteers.

As a Volunteer, whatever time you can afford to give and whichever of our many roles you decide suits you the best, your contribution will be helping more older people to enjoy a happier and healthier later life.

NOW more than ever WE NEED YOUR HELP…. A lot of older people are turning to us for support and these services can only continue with the support of people like you.