top of page

About the organisation

Abbeyfield Silverdale Society is a member of the Abbeyfield group of charities providing supported housing and residential care to older people. Based in NW Lancashire and overlooking Morecambe Bay, the Society is currently going through a period of growth through merger and building development, which will extend its operations into supported housing as well as residential care. The Society's ethos is to be warm, open and friendly, with the community at the heart of what we do. We want our residents to get the most out of life, and residents are encouraged to live life to the full with our help and support. Our mission is to enhance the lives of our residents through high quality accommodation in a stimulating environment and to enjoy the sociability of communal meals and activities. Our wonderful team of staff are professionals and are very experienced at what they do, but they also care passionately about the residents that they work with.

About the role

Abbeyfield Silverdale Society is looking for new trustees, specifically with a finance background to strengthen the skill set of the board of trustees. The charity employs a Chief Executive Officer and has a strong management and administration team, with a total workforce of approximately 40 staff. The role of trustees at the Silverdale Society is largely around oversight and the development of strategy and they meet approximately 10 times per annum, generally in the evening for about 2-3 hours. This is an exciting time in the development of the Society.

Our ideal candidate

Applicants should have a strong financial background through either qualification or experience.

It would be desirable if the applicant has experience of the regulated social care sector and/or housing sector. Otherwise, candidates should be enthusiastic, forward looking and bring optimism and positivity in their approach to being a trustee. The Society pays business expenses to trustees

What’s in it for you

This role brings with it an opportunity to directly contribute to the future success of Abbeyfield Silverdale Society. The successful applicant(s) will be involved in developing strategy as well as contributing to ongoing operational improvements. The board of trustees is very collaborative in the way in which it conducts its business and as such particularly welcomes candidates that are at an earlier stage of their career and looking to develop their strategic planning skills

Apply for the role

Click here to upload your CV
Click here to upload your covering letter (optional)

Please enter all required information!

Thank you, your application has been submitted

Please provide a cover note if it is requested in the role description. Applications which are personalised, setting out your motivations for volunteering for the organisation and relevant skills/experience, are far more likely to be successful.


Abbeyfield Silverdale Society

Apply by

31 Aug 2024







Time commitment

1-3 hours per week
bottom of page