Elleray Hall – welfare service for the elderly – seeks new Trustee
Elleray Hall provides a service for adults, with emphasis on the elderly and is based in the centre of Teddington. The Centre aims to enhance the lives of its members by providing a safe welcoming environment where people can socialise and participate in the activities on offer.
The centre’s main funding is administered by Richmond AID via a contract with Richmond Council, with further help for our activities and some staff salaries from other local charities. The social club is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm. Our membership stands at 200 averaging approx. 45 daily attendances. Members are offered a reasonably priced hot two course meal and a comprehensive range of activities, as well as services including subsidised hairdressing, chiropody, and manicures. Regular day trips are arranged along with Christmas, New Year and Easter parities. Transport can be requested for people with disabilities, we also hold a monthly Saturday tea party.
We have a small dedicated staff team who all report to the Board of Trustees. At the moment we have 10 trustees, with diverse areas of expertise, four of whom are also members of Elleray Hall. We are also reliant on our band of volunteers, without whose help we could not provide all the services we offer. We very friendly organisation and as a volunteer you will be invited to a party twice a year where you can meet staff and other volunteers.
A Trustee is a voluntary Trustee position, whose role is to support the Chair and fellow Trustees in ensuring the smooth functioning of the Management Committee.
You will be expected to attend Trustee Board Meetings, which take place every two months at Elleray Hall on a Tuesday at 4pm and the Annual General Meetings. As a trustee you will have voting rights and be expected to participate in the meetings.
Trustee role description
- To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
- To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
- To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, 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 and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
- To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
- To ensure the financial stability of the organisation
- To appoint the chief executive officer and monitor his/her performance
- Available to attend a Trustees meeting for approx. two hours every two months.
- Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to meet the aims and objectives of the organisation.
- Attend any relevant training.
- To attend and represent TOPWA at meetings in the community.
If you feel you could give your time and expertise in supporting this much valued service within the community and wish to find out more about us please contact Joan Barnett, Chairman who will be happy to meet, show you around and have a chat with you.
For application details, please click here.