12 Oct 2019
17 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Looking to Chair a charity and make an impact?
Are you an energetic individual committed to making a difference to services for the older people in the community?
Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering is looking for a Chair of the Board of Trustees, who will lead the team of trustees, staff and volunteers working together to provide support for older people in the three boroughs to stay independent, healthy and socially connected!

The Government says it is at last going to address the problems in social care, so this is an exciting opportunity to to influence the new agenda for care and to have a better prospect for older people in need in the future.

As the Chair of the Board of Trustees, you will provide leadership to the Board and the Chief Executive, and have the ultimate responsibility for the charity, including its property and other assets, finances and employment of staff and volunteers.

The Board of Trustees of Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering is collectively responsible for the governance, strategic direction, financial health and staff and volunteers of the charity. The charity is a partner organisation with national Age UK.

The Chair of the Board of Trustees must be able to demonstrate :
  • Personal gravitas and authority to lead a significant local charity
  • Strong inter personal and relationship building abilities
  • Tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively
  • Ability to achieve consensus and commitment
  • Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of the charity
  • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment

The main location is Ilford. To find out more and for details of how to apply, please download the applicants information pack. The initial screening is being handled by our recruitment partner Eastside Primetimers.