Location: Home-based with attendance required at five Board Meetings, an AGM and events.
Salary: The post is unremunerated, although travel expenses will be covered.
Hourglass, the leading organisation working to end the harm, neglect, abuse and exploitation of older people in the UK, is seeking a new trustee to help meet their fundraising goals.
For nearly 30 years the charity, formerly known as Action on Elder Abuse, has worked to help the one in five older people who are victims of abuse, whether that is helping them directly, shaping government policy or by amplifying the issues in the national press.
Over the next few years, Hourglass aims to raise £2million to help more people than ever before and to provide pro-bono legal support for at least 1,000 people. The charity also wants to make their vital helpline a 24/7 operation, and continue to collaborate with key stakeholders and other frontline organisations to nurture their safer ageing agenda and to create programmes that change lives and ways of thinking.
Hourglass is now seeking an energetic, inspiring professional with a strong fundraising background to join the Board and help them reach these goals. Experience in philanthropy would be invaluable for helping the charity shape a new Development Board that will drive their fundraising over the coming years. Previous trustee experience would be valuable but not essential.