Almshouse ‘The Charterhouse’ on the edge of the City seeks new Governor – legal skills welcome
The Charterhouse is an almshouse providing accommodation for 60 residents (called Brothers) in a collegiate setting in a former Carthusian monastery and Tudor mansion on the edge of the City of London and within the Borough of Islington close to Crossrail Farringdon. In recent years we have embarked upon a new phase in our journey, opening our doors to a wider public and hosting an extended range of tours, events and venue hires – celebrating the Charterhouse through the experiences of our visitors and guests.
We now seek a number of Governors to join us to as we address new opportunities and challenges.
The Governors are responsible for agreeing Charterhouse’s strategy, for overseeing its affairs and the good stewardship of its finances & resources, for monitoring, reviewing and evaluating its work, and for overseeing good governance throughout its activities. Each Governor is also allocated two or three Brothers and is encouraged to develop a direct and special relationship with each of them through active engagement and support, particularly in times of ill health.
We are very keen to attract a broad range of candidates for these roles to reflect the community we serve and the London boroughs we live amongst. An excellent relevant track record in general broad-ranging managerial experience is expected and for this phase of recruitment we seek applicants with specific skills in legal and finance (ideally as a qualified accountant) and from those who have a particular interest in our mission and work.
Governors are expected to give significant time and energy to the role, not only in terms of attendance at meetings but also in preparation and in engaging with the life of the Charterhouse and, specifically, their assigned Brothers.
The position of Governor is not salaried but reasonable expenses are paid.
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