Legal Trustee - Abbeyfield Plymouth Society Ltd
The role is to act as a trustee. In particular to advise the trustees on legal aspects of the Society's affairs, paticularly warning if any proposed actions may contravene the law or if any matter is being overlooked.
The society has traditionally had four houses in Plymouth which provided accommodation for 40 residents. Each house provided en suite bed-sit facilities. Resident demand has changed over the years since these properties were acquired, thus two houses which failed to meet present day demand have been closed and we intend to invest the proceeds in a new modern facililty which will offer at least two rooms to each resident.
The Legal Trustee would be expected to offer advice on any legal matters relevant to the Society's property.
The Society recognises that present demands on charities require a high quality board of trustees.
For further details and application, please contact Mike Fox, Chairman, Abbeyfield Plymouth Society Ltd, Tel: 01752 215457 or email email@example.com
- To attend monthly house committee meetings. These are held during the day at the houses within Plymouth and last approximately 3 hours.
- To attend quarterly executive meetings ensuring decisions are made effectively, giving advice on legal matters. These are also held during the day and alternate between each house, within Plymouth.
- Assisting and supporting the Administrator and Society volunteers in the implimentation of the Society's 'Gold Star' standard
Experience in Law.
The Objective of the Abbeyfield Plymouth Society is to eliminate loneliness in old age by the provision of supported sheltered housing for the active elderly.
The Society presently provides mainly ensuite bed-sit accommodation for active elderly residents aged from 82 to late 90's. The Society does not employ any care staff so that residents have to be able to look after themselves. We currently have two properties which provide accommodation for 9 and 12 residents respectively.
Each house is supervised by a committee made up of volunteers. Day to day management of the house is carried out by a housekeeper who works five days per week and a deputy who works two days per week. Residents are provided with a three course lunch and a high tea every day. They are responsible for their own personal cleanliness and laundry.
Cleaning is sub- contracted to an independent cleaning company. All other maintenance is provided by specialist firms.
Trustees must undergo CRB checks before taking up the position.
For further information please contact Mike Fox, Society Chairman.
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