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Almshouse Administrator

with Dame Letitia Monson's Charity

Opportunity Type: Long-term Commitment
Opportunity Start Date: 01/01/2023
Opportunity End Date:
Where is the opportunity located?: Indoor, Outdoor
Time of day: Casual or Intermittent
Description: The Dame Letitia Monson’s Charity is run by a Board of Trustees that meets around four times a year. The Administrator's role is to oversee the management of the almshouse, He/she deals as required, using contractors where necessary, with all the practical issues in the upkeep of a Grade 2 listed almshouse, and looks after the well-being of the seven female residents. The Administrator reports to the Board of Trustees and attends all Board meetings, providing an update to Trustees on current issues. Clerical back-up is provided from the Board, and the Treasurer works with the Administrator on matters with financial implications. The Administrator will ideally live within a short travelling distance of the Almshouse, and may have to visit the almshouse at short notice on occasion. He/she will also be prepared to accept telephone calls from residents as necessary. The role is likely to require the input of around 10 hours per month. A working knowledge of the basics of home maintenance, the use of contractors (plumbers, electricians,etc), and the ability to handle interactions with the almshouse residents are all desirable. The role will give the incumbent the opportunity to look after the welfare of a group of female residents of mature years, and make sure that the conditions in which they live are satisfactory.
Practical Considerations: No further practical considerations.
Requirements: Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
Suitable for: Aged 26 and over
Suitable for volunteers interested in: Homelessness & Housing Support, Older People
Wheelchair access?: No