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New Chair of Trustees required to head the Board at Age UK Berkshire

Trustee / Committee volunteer needed for Age UK Berkshire

This county-wide charity is looking for a strong strategic Chair to lead it into the next phase of its development.

The Chair will contribute well-informed views, constructively challenge, and actively deliver best practice. We expect management skills at a senior level, an understanding of the needs of older people in Berkshire, knowledge of strategy, and great communication skills.

The position of Chair of Trustees is voluntary and unpaid. Travel costs are reimbursed.

Board members are expected to attend around 5-6 meetings a year, which are currently held in the afternoons. In addition, Trustees act as advisors to staff leads on specific projects related to their areas of special expertise and represent our charity at events and meetings.

Induction into the organisation, and training about Age UK, Age UK Berkshire and the role of Chair, are provided.

Trustees are required to confirm their eligibility to be a Director under UK Charity and Company law. Directors are elected by the Membership at the Annual General Meeting (usually November-time) and can be co-opted onto the Board while awaiting election.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Fiona Price , Chief Executive
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 959 4242
Contact instructions?
please send your CV and a 1-2 page statement to fiona.price@ageukberkshire.org.uk setting out your relevant skills and experience. A full role description is available on request.

Location description
Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few times a year
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Regular Board meetings throughout the year as required.
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Leader
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
No
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From fellow trustees and staff team
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel and incidental expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
21
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
16 November 2017

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