Do you want to work for a longstanding charity, and make a real difference? Then why not come and join Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East and help us to improve the quality of life for older people, their carers and families in your area so that they can enjoy a better life in later years.

Current Vacancies

Trustee of Age Concern Slough & Berkshire East and/or Director of Trading Company

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE:

The Board is the executive body of Age Concern Slough & Berkshire East holding responsibility for the good governance of the charity. Trustees/ directors have a shared duty to ensure that the charity has clear direction and purpose, that resources are effectively used, that the charity is well managed, operates within the law, its finances and budget to fulfil its declared objects.

Note: Trustee roles are honorary and unpaid. Please refer to the memorandum & articles for clarification.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure that Age Concern Slough & Berkshire East complies with charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation.
  • Ensure that all regulations relating to the delivery of services including the CQC are complied with by receipt and review of quality monitoring reports.
  • Ensure that Age Concern Slough & Berkshire East pursues its charitable objects as defined in the Memorandum and Articles of Association, and that resources are applied exclusively in
    pursuance of the charity’s objects.
  • Contribute actively to the Board’s role in giving clear strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy.
  • Ensure through the terms of reference granted to the Finance Committee, the charity’s financial stability and continuing solvency and participate in financial decision-making regarding the assets of the charity.
  • Under direction of the Chair, be prepared to take part in the appointment of the Chief Executive, in the appraisal of his/her performance.
  • Ensure Age Concern Slough & Berkshire East is managed effectively and efficiently both in its employment practices and in the area of service delivery.
  • Contribute specific knowledge, skills or experience to help the Board reach sound decisions, by regular attendance at committee and appropriate sub-committees.
  • Participate in reviews of the Board and trustee appraisals to ensure it has relevant composition and skills.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Commitment to Age Concern Slough & Berkshire East and its objects.
  • Safeguard the good name and ethos of the charity and comply with the Code of Conduct and
    all relevant policies relating to good governance.
  • Willingness to contribute constructively to debates and discussions.
  • Attend committee meetings, sub-committees where agreed and the AGM.
  • Honesty, integrity, impartiality and good judgment.
  • Understanding of the client group and their needs

SKILLS

  • Expertise in one or more of the following:-
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Property
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing / PR
  • Consumer and Advocacy
  • Social / Care
  • Strategic and Management

TIME COMMITMENT REQUIRED

  • Board Meetings at intervals of 3 months or as otherwise determined
  • Attend AGM and EGM’s
  • Preparedness to act on sub committees.
  • Attendance at social events/launches etc.
  • Preparedness to make service visits as part of induction or quality monitoring processes.

To apply please submit your CV / Application form with a covering letter to:

[email protected]

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Cleaning and Shopping Operative (£8.72 per hour) - Zero hours contract

As a Cleaning / Shopping operative no two days will be the same, as a valued member of the Cleaning / Shopping team you will be on hand to help our clients in their own homes with cleaning, shopping and general support (each appointment is a minimum of 1 hour). Your valuable work will be helping our clients remain independent - without this vital service many individuals would have no choice but to leave the home they love.

You will need to have:-

  • A caring and supportive personality and a wish to help the most vulnerable.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • A driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Please apply today to help those most in need. 

We work all through the day, so this is a flexible and rewarding opportunity that can fit around other commitments.

If this sounds like you, please click on the link and download the application form now.

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Nail Care Assistant (2 - 3 days, 10 - 15 hours a week - £9.50 per hour)

9.30am – 2.30pm a day some flexibility around times / days possible

Additional hours may be available and there will be a requirement for flexibility to provide holiday / sickness cover.

For older people, good nail care is fundamental to health, safety and mobility; all essential to maintaining independence. Our toe nail cutting service is available to those who are unable to cut their own and / or have no one else to do it for them.

We are looking for an experienced Nail Care assistant to be responsible for the delivery of our toenail cutting service in Slough and surrounding areas either in our client’s home or in one of our Companion Centres / Day Care Centre.

A calm, caring and friendly personality is essential for the role with the ability to work on your own initiative. You will have a thorough understanding of health issues relating to older people and proven experience of working within health and safety regulations.

A full clean driving licence and your own vehicle are essential.

A DBS will be undertaken by Age Concern Slough & Berkshire East for this role.

If you are interested or just want to discuss the position in more detail please contact Françoise Buchanan on 07818090759 or Lorraine Hillis on 07742090444 or alternatively email your CV / Application form to our HR Manager at [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you.

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