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Trustee needed to support our wonderful care home

Trustee / Committee volunteer needed for Abbeyfield Reading Society Ltd in RG1

Help our residents get the most out of life!

Abbeyfield Reading is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer trustee to help us enhance the quality of life for older people. We believe that we all deserve to enjoy our later years and get the most out of life – whatever our individual circumstances. Our charity fulfils this mission at Abbeyfield House, a care home, where we offer care, support and services in a friendly home-from-home environment to 28 residents. Our team has been working very hard over the last year to provide a high level of care during the COVID-19 crisis, protecting our residents and staff as much as possible.

To be a trustee of an organisation is an exciting and fulfilling role. The most effective boards are ones which benefit from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets. We are particularly looking for someone with experience of the care or health sectors, ideally related to older people.

The role of a Trustee is to ensure that our Society fulfils its duty to its residents and delivers on our vision, mission and values. There will be plenty of scope for you to make a significant contribution to the continued success of the charity and the chance to get involved in small projects. Depending on what activities or projects you wish to get involved in the role might take 5-10 hours a month and the board meets around six times a year.

We will require references and we’ll need to conduct a DBS check. Trustee appointments will be reviewed annually, and newly inducted trustees should expect to serve for no more than two terms of three years. While the role is unpaid, reasonable expenses are payable in line with Abbeyfield’s standard expenses policy.

Abbeyfield is committed to supporting its trustee and provides a thorough induction to the organisation and role. You will be expected to attend some training events relevant to the role, as necessary.

Contact person firstname
Kathy Davis, Chair
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07767 796887
Location address line 1
Abbeyfield House
Line 2
11 Maitland Road

Location description
Reading and working from home
Wheelchair accessible?
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Wed AMThu AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Meeting usually held on Wednesdays or Thursdays, about six per year; other work at time to suit you
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedAnalytical thinkingDecisiveBusiness orientatedNetworkerSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Training description
On the job induction and training
Is support given?
Description of support
From other trustees
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Travel expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
3 June 2021