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Treasurer and Trustees | Age UK Kensington & Chelsea

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea

Do you want to join a values driven charity with older people at the heart of everything they do? Age UK Kensington & Chelsea is looking for a new Treasurer and two Trustees from a range of backgrounds.

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Unremunerated

About the role

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea (£2.7 million) is a community-based charity working in the heart of Kensington & Chelsea to ensure that older people’s voices are heard, their needs are met, and their independence is supported. We are a team of 108 staff who provide a wide range of services including advice & information, registered Homecare and a variety of activities which improves wellbeing and addresses the issues of loneliness and isolation among older people.

More people are living longer lives and as an organisation we need to be fit for the years to come and ready to deliver the services our older people tell us they need. We are developing innovative new offers, such as our upcoming pilot to deliver an evidence based long-term supportive intervention for people living with dementia and exploring how exciting developments in technology can best support people as they age.

We are part of a new integrated care service for older adults – My Care, My Way. This service is designed to provide older people with additional support to help manage health and wellbeing, prevent unplanned hospital admissions and help people to stay independent. We are part of this innovative pilot programme which works with 40 new members of staff – Health & Social Care Assistants who are based in GP surgeries across Kensington & Chelsea to coordinate and identify where support is needed.

It is an exciting time to join our board as we embark on our new three-year strategy. After our governance review, we have identified skills which will add value to our board. We are looking for people who can champion our organisation, who are strategic and innovative and bring enthusiasm. We are a values driven charity and older people are at the heart of everything we do in our community. We are looking for people who are committed and dedicated to supporting older people.

Who we're looking for

We want to attract people from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to,  finance professionals, people with experience in charity fundraising – in particular in individual giving, major donor and corporate partnerships – and people with experience in marketing, communications and digital. We are keen for our Board to reflect the diversity of our borough.

We are looking for a new Treasurer who will ensure there is strategic oversight of Age UK Kensington & Chelsea’s financial affairs, while acting as a critical friend to James, our Director of Finance. Our Treasurer will also Chair our Finance & Risk Committee. We have recently established our new trading arm, Age United, which works with people of all ages. Our new Treasurer will become one of our Directors of this exciting initiative which has just won its first contract. Meetings for Age United will take place immediately after our Finance & Risk  Committee meeting.

The Board currently meet bi-monthly in the evening but looking ahead we are planning to meet quarterly. We currently have two sub committees – Finance & Risk and Quality Committee – which both meet four times a year. We expect the time commitment for our Trustees to be about one day a month depending on the need of our organisation.

For further information about the roles, or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact the executive search team at Peridot Partners:

Jennifer Horan | 07519 070497 | jennifer@peridotpartners.co.uk

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Dear Applicant,

Thank you so much for your interest in our Charity and joining our board as Treasurer or as another skilled Trustee.

This is an exciting time for Age UK in Kensington and Chelsea (AUKC). For over 40 years we have worked at the heart of the community to ensure that older people are really listened to and supported to stay independent for as long as possible.

We couldn’t do any of this without our brilliant and dedicated volunteers.

Our new three-year strategy development process will involve our community and will shape our organisation to better support our key priorities. As a Trustee you’ll be a key part of this process.

We need to increase our sustainability and innovation, so we have a new focus on fundraising and income diversification.  Part of this commitment is the development of our new trading arm, Age United, which you’ll also be a Director of.

We’re in a strong financial position, but we are also operating in a wider context of uncertain financing.  If you’re our Treasurer, you’ll calmly steer us through the challenging times, whilst working closely with the CEO and Finance Director to consolidate and enhance our financial position.

You will Chair our Finance and Risk Committee; a sub-group of the main Board, and have the communication skills to ensure that those without a background in finance can fully contribute.

Of course, we’re not just looking for strong financial acumen, but someone with a passion and commitment to our organisation, able to see the bigger picture and inspire those around you.

We’re also looking for Trustees who can bring expertise people with expertise in fundraising, digital marketing and brand development, HR and, who will support our strategic priorities for service growth and income generation.

We’re committed to partnership working and proud to work collaboratively in our community and with statutory organisations.  But most of all, older people are at the heart of everything we do, and everything we want to do.

We’re really grateful to our current Treasurer, Tim Nicholls who is remaining with us while we recruit to the role, and will hand-over to the successful candidate

If you want to discuss if these roles are for you, or have any questions, we encourage you to contact our consultants at Peridot Partners.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Martin Pendry, Chair

Jess Millwood, CEO

Martin Pendry

Jess Millwood

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea is an independent, local charity working at the heart of the community to make sure that older people’s voices are heard, their needs are met and their independence is supported.

We provide a wide range of services including befriending, practical help, information and advice and a variety of social and leisure activities.

History

The charity was set up in 1973 as Age Concern Kensington & Chelsea and incorporated as a charitable company in 2000.

With the needs of older people always in the forefront of the charity’s work, Age Concern K&C was strengthened by merging with Sixty Plus in April 2009, reflecting the changing nature of the charitable sector and the needs of older people over the years.

With the national merger of Help the Aged and Age Concern, the charity became Age UK Kensington & Chelsea in 2010.

Aims & Values

At Age UK Kensington & Chelsea, we promote the wellbeing of older people through:

  • Providing services which support independence
  • Learning from this experience to inform our understanding of older people’s needs
  • Ensuring the voice of older people in Kensington & Chelsea is heard
  • Working in close collaboration with other organisations to achieve these aims

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If you would like an informal conversation about the role you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Jennifer Horan | 07519 070497 | jennifer@peridotpartners.co.uk

To apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement that clearly outlines your interest and motivation in applying and your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification.

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Disabled applicants are invited to contact us in confidence at any point during the recruitment process to discuss any adjustments or support which are required.

Timetable

Closing date: 9th March 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

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