Southwark Pensioner Centre is seeking a new Treasurer.

Would you like to make a positive difference in the community?

Would you like to volunteer with a committed Board of Trustees

Would you like to use your finance skills to benefit older people?

If the answer to all three questions is yes, then you could be the person for us!

Southwark Pensioners Centre is a borough wide resource run by older people for older people working to promote choice, opportunity and quality of life for people aged 50+.

We manage our finances well and need someone to help us continue to do so.

Who are we looking for?

Someone who:
1.    Is experienced and can take the Trustee lead on finance
2.    Can help us remain viable and sustainable financially
3.    Can provide strategic guidance and support the Finance Manager who works four days a week

The role is open to anyone with suitable knowledge and experience who is committed to the work of the centre. Ideally, we are seeking somebody who fits our demographic and is over 50. The appointed person will become a Trustee and a member of the Board of Trustees.

Trustees currently meet once a month on a Tuesday afternoon and attend other adhoc meetings. Reasonable travel expenses are available.

If you  would like to learn more about the role and the centre, please contact Cathy Deplessis, Director, Southwark Pensioners Centre on 0207 7708 4556 or at Cathy.Deplessis@southwarkpensioners.org.uk .

The deadline for expressing interest is open for the time being.

Background

Southwark Pensioners Centre is a borough wide resource run by older people for older people working to promote choice, opportunity and quality of life for people aged 50+.

Founded in 1987, it is a charity offering a range of services and activities to people over 50 in the London Borough of Southwark. It is based in a shopfront near Camberwell Green and is thus a very accessible facility. It displays information on a wide range of activities and events in its window and reception area. It produces a bi-monthly newsletter with a circulation of over 1000 through being posted to members and left in relevant places.

Trustees, the five strong staff team and volunteers work to ensure that the centre runs a weekly programme of activities in response to demand from members. These include advice sessions, exercise activities, health sessions, computer and tablet training, creative classes, the Eye to Eye group, and support the Local History Group, Explorers Club, The Goodrich Club and the Welcome Singers.

It supports the work of Southwark Pensioners Action Group (SPAG) and the Southwark Pensioners Forum. SPAG has monthly meetings on specific topics (health, housing, social care) with councillors and senior officers. It also organises Southwark Pensioners’ Parliament, where pensioners meet the three local MPs at Westminister. The Pensioners Forum organise consultation activities on relevant topics – in 2016, these have been on an Age Friendly Borough, The Southwark Plan and Transport.

Expressions of interest to be received soon.

If you are interested in the role please provide a CV and let us know the following in a short note:

1.    Why you are interested in the role
2.    What you can contribute to Southwark Pensioners Centre
3.    The names and contact details of two referees

Please send it to:

Cathy Deplessis
Director
Southwark Pensioners Centre
305-307 Camberwell Road
London, SE5 0HQ

Or to Cathy.Deplessis@southwarkpensioners.org.uk .

We would like to meet suitable people during the week beginning: December 5th 2016.

If you  would like to learn more about the role and the centre, please contact Cathy Deplessis, Director, Southwark Pensioners Centre on 0207 7708 4556 or at Cathy.Deplessis@southwarkpensioners.org.uk .

Please note that the role is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS check.

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