Job: CHAIR – Age UK Mid Devon

Title CHAIR – Age UK Mid Devon
Categories Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location Tiverton
Job Information

We are currently working with Age UK Mid Devon to help them to appoint a new Chair to take over from the current Chair when he retires in October.  Age UK Mid Devon is an independent local charity, federated to Age UK (as a local partner).  Mid Devon has a growing population with an increasingly ageing profile.  Many older people have low incomes and live in remote areas with poor access to services.



The charity is successful in delivering a range of free and paid for services:- Information & advice, Advocacy,  the Haven Activity Centre, Volunteer Visiting, Foot care, Benefits Checks, free professional advice and IT skills, Men In Sheds project, Walking Football, Reminder Finders sessions and Community Connections.  In total 1436 people engaged with or benefited from these services and projects in 2018.

13 part time staff are employed by the charity, led by their Chief Officer.  In addition, the charity benefits from the support of over 40 volunteers, including their six Trustees.

Trustees meet four times a year at the Haven Centre in Tiverton and also commit to two strategy development days a year.

The role of Chair is to provide leadership and direction to the board of Trustees.  The Chair’s aim is to enable the board to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation.  In addition, the Chair will ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations and to ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity and the contribution you could make to the important work that Age UK Mid Devon carries out, then please contact Jackie Dawkins at

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