Bedfordshire Almshouse charity seeks new Trustee – legal expertise welcomed
The Frederick Ray Trust: Up to three new trustees sought for this Bedford Almshouse charity, preferably (but not exclusively) with legal/accounting experience to compliment the existing skills of our trustees
We have vacancies for up to three new trustees following the recent retirement of three members of the board. Residents in or close to Bedford with knowledge of the town, plus some background experience in legal or accountancy work would be ideal but not essential. We believe it is important to have a degree of expertise on our trustee board, in the professions that affect our regular activities. We also encourage attendance at trustee seminars arranged by the Almshouse Association of which we are a member.
The trustees meet quarterly in Bedford for about two hours. We have a remunerated clerk and are very confident that our policies are regularly reviewed and up-to-date.
Three of the existing board of five are direct relatives of the founder but live some distance from Bedford, hence a preference to seek new trustees locally.