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Legal Trustee - EXPIRED

Job Title Legal Trustee - EXPIRED
Contract Type Contract
Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary Some out of pocket expenses reimbursed
Job Published 30 Sep 2016
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

About Abbeyfield Newcastle

The Abbeyfield Newcastle Society is dedicated to enhance the lives of older people to allow them to play an important and unique role in the wider community. We give a high priority to the medical, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of older people to both develop a sense of community and companionship and reduce any potential feelings of isolation. Through caring, openness, honesty and respect, we enhance the quality of life for older people in our care.

We currently operate 2 Registered Care Homes and 1 Supported Living House.

Please note that this is a Part-time Volunteer position with no remuneration other than out of pocket expenses


We are currently looking for a Trustee with particular skills in the areas of:

Legal Issues

Trustee Job Description

Overall Purpose

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the organizations’ aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

Main Responsibilities

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, organisation law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document
  • To ensure the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives, i.e. the organisation must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objectives, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • To make sure the organisation is properly insured against all reasonable liabilities
  • To ensure that Abbeyfield complies with and pursues its objects as defined within its Memorandum and Articles (governing document)
  • To ensure that Abbeyfield complies with charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations that affect its operation

Trustee Person Specification

  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Some understanding of company and charity law

If interested please apply in the first instant with a full CV to:

Mrs Vee Wilkinson
Chair of the Executive Committee
The Abbeyfield Newcastle upon Tyne Society Limited
40 The Grove
Newcastle upon Tyne

Or by e-mail to

Ref: EXPIRED - LF865 | Published: 30th Sep 2016