Silverfit is looking for New Trustees!

Are you passionate about promoting active ageing and improving the health and well-being of older adults? Do you have skills and experiences that you believe could make a significant difference in shaping the future of a charity dedicated to enhancing the lives of seniors?

If so, we invite you to consider joining us at Silverfit as a Trustee.

Closing date 14.3.24

Trustee Role Description

 What will you do?

  • complete an induction for your role
  • maintain an awareness of how Silverfit is operating
  • read papers for board meetings and attend 6 meetings per year plus planning meetings
  • work on specific projects with other trustees or staff within Silverfit to further the strategic objectives of the charity
  • take an active part during board meetings and work with other trustees to:
  1. set policy and strategy direction, set targets and evaluate the performance of Silverfit
  2. ensure that all the finances and supporting financial control systems of Silverfit are in order including that full financial records are kept for all transactions, that money is only spent for the purpose given, and that proper financial controls are in place to safeguard the organisation’s resources
  3. monitor the financial position of Silverfit ensuring that it operates within its means and objectives, ensuring that there are clear lines of accountability for day-to-day financial management
  4. seek the views of service users and monitor how well the service meets their needs
  5. ensure that the service plans for the recruitment and turnover of staff and volunteers
  6. review its own work and how effectively it operates including action for improvement

What’s in it for you? 

  • make a positive impact for older people by ensuring the local Silverfit is sustainable and meeting the needs of its service users
  • meet people and build relationships with trustees, staff and other volunteers
  • build on your governance, leadership and strategy skills
  • increase your employability

And we’ll reimburse expenses too.

What do you need to have?

You don’t need previous experience as a trustee but you’ll need to:

  • understand and accept the responsibilities and liabilities as trustees
  • be non-judgmental and respect views, values and cultures that are different to your own
  • have good listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • be able to exercise good independent judgment
  • have good numeracy skills to understand accounts with the support of the treasurer
  • be willing to learn about and follow the charitable objectives of Silverfit, principles and policies, including confidentiality and data protection
  • be willing to undertake training in your role

 How much time do you need to give?

The Trustee Board meets in the evenings 6 times a year, for about 2 hours, with additional meetings as circumstances demand. You will also need to allow time to prepare for meetings. You may need to attend other meetings if you’re involved in specific projects, or occasionally meet with volunteers or staff.

Our meetings are currently taking place online, but we expect that in the future at least some of them will held in Central London, though you will be able to attend these meetings online if necessary.

Valuing inclusion

Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds and we particularly welcome applications from disabled people, people with physical or mental health conditions, LGBT+ and non-binary people, and people from Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

If you are interested in becoming a trustee and would like to discuss flexibility around location, time, ‘what you will do’ and how we can support you please contact us.

Contact details

 If you would like to discuss this role further, please call Terry McGregor on 07801 227187 or email [email protected]



Natalie Rickman

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