Age Peterhead

Charity registered in Scotland SC011107

•To provide a comprehensive and practical service for the elderly and disabled people living in Peterhead and the surrounding areas
• Befriending to the housebound and lonely. A caravan holiday for pensioners, veterans, disabled or carers who need a break from their caring duties.

Current opportunities

We are looking for a Volunteer Secretary/Administrator, to serve as a trustee member on the Management team. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference in the community. To help with the general running of the charity either in the office for 2/3 hours during the week or working from home. Take telephone calls, and meet the general- public who visit. If confident and have time to liaise with social services, other relevant local organisations, and Age Scotland. Attend monthly meetings for volunteers to meet and share information and ideas.

We are recruiting new Trustees as part of planned succession and to bring strength, expertise, and engagement to our Board. We need people with knowledge and commitment to be part of Age Peterhead’s mission to serve older people. In particular, we are looking for Trustees with the following experience: finance, secretarial, and knowledge of challenges facing older people. The challenges and issues facing older people in Scotland have never been greater: and isolation and loneliness continue to be key issues affecting older people. Access to health and social care are vital issues for older people, similarly, our work in the community and in supporting the disabled, veterans, carers, and those affected by dementia, and increasing awareness of it. Our financial position is positive, but growing our income and doing more will always be key areas needed given the challenges people face in later life here in Peterhead. The charity needs trustees to support our team, and enhance our existing skill set. In finance, we need trustees who are able to contribute to ensuring we are sustainable financially and generate income to support our beneficiaries. so we invite interest from potential trustees with relevant experience. Older people have endured an extremely difficult time during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the opportunity to reconnect and stay connected is vital. We will be focusing on reducing the impact of loneliness and isolation through our Sitter/befriending service and how we can work with local community groups The loss of three trustees due to personal moves as well as succession planning for trustees who will retire shortly, means we would like to appoint people who have the knowledge and capacity to join us and support our vital work. General responsibilities To lead the charity and provide appropriate input, support, and constructive help to ensure Age Peterhead develops the most appropriate and effective strategy in support of its work on behalf of older people in the area. To review the financial and funding plans of the charity in order to ensure that the charity’s future plans can be provided for. To consider the charity’s partnerships with other service providers and its relationship with other similar charities. To contribute actively to the work of the board. Practitioner experience can cover a wide range of areas. We welcome applicants who can bring a valuable perspective on the issues affecting us as we grow older and how Age Peterhead should be influencing and working to help ensure we deliver as a charity for older people in the area. Engaging with our community is an important priority and something we would like to be more effective. We recognize that IT and digital skills could give us a valuable perspective on how we can more effectively serve and connect with older people in Peterhead, we recognize that diversity in the voices around our table will better reflect the communities we serve. If you believe you could add real value to our board table but don’t meet some or all of the criteria we have laid out, we would still love to hear from you. We particularly welcome candidates who have experience working directly with older people. Time commitment, it is anticipated that the duties of trustees are likely to take a few days a month. Office volunteers and those working from home meet as necessary. If our work is of interest, and you feel you could play a role in supporting our future direction, and ambitions, then we would love to hear from you. We hope that you might wish to join us. Telephone 01779 472331