Fundraising Trustee

Fundraising Trustee

At a glance


  • Business development / Sales
  • Commissioning / Contracting
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy


London, NW1 3RH
Mainly at home


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week


31 Jul 2024

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The aim of our charity is to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of older people, particularly those that struggle to access mainstream or other older people’s services. We need a new Secretary to help us achieve those aims.

What will you be doing?

The role of a Trustee is to uphold the Charity’s mission and vision, ensuring the effective governance of the charity. The Trustees will work together with the General Manager to set the strategic direction and framework for the organisation. Since we are a small charity Trustees play an important role at TAP and may be required to support the General Manager more than in some larger organisations. 

Strong governance is vital to our continuing success and we are looking to recruit a Fundraising Trustee who will will support the General Manager and the Chair and will partake in sub-committees relevant to their skillset relevant to Fundraising. 

What are we looking for?

Personal Qualities

• Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives and cause

• Exhibit strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities

• Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively

• Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment

• Ability to commit time to conduct the role well; Board meetings are every two months with a half day strategy day once per year.



 • Fundraising background with a track record of generating income

 • Experience of fundraising, bids, lead generation, relationship development

 • Experience of working with donors

 • Fundraising strategy and values 

 • Demonstration of  empathetic achievement through their career

 • Appreciation  of charity governance and working is desirable


Knowledge and skills

• Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate staff and volunteers and bring people together

• Good understanding of charity governance and finance issues

What difference will you make?

Strategic leadership – the Board of Trustees should:

  • Provide leadership to the charity, ensuring that the Charity has maximum impact for its beneficiaries
  • Fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Charity
  • Operate within its charitable objectives, and provides a clear strategic direction for the Charity
  • Regularly review major risks and associated opportunities, and satisfy itself that systems are in place to take advantage of opportunities, and manage and mitigate the risks
  • Ensure sound financial health of the charity, with systems in place to ensure financial accountability

Governance – the Board of Trustees should:

  • Ensure that the governance arrangements are working in the most effective way for the Charity
  • Encourage positive change and where appropriate address and resolve any conflicts within the Board
  • Ensure that the Board of Trustees is regularly refreshed and incorporates the right balance of skills, knowledge and experience needed to govern and lead the charity effectively, and which also reflects the wider population
  • Work within any agreed policies adopted by the charity

Relationship with the management team – the Board of Trustees should:

  • Establish and build a strong, effective and a constructive working relationship with the General Manager, ensuring she is held to account for achieving agreed strategic objectives
  • Support the General Manager, whilst respecting the boundaries which exist between the two roles
  • Liaise with the General Manager to maintain an overview of the Charity’s affairs, providing support as necessary

The above list is indicative only and not exhaustive. 

Before you apply

  • Older people / later life
  • Organisation type: 

    Third Age Project was established over two decades ago in January 1997 to serve the needs of 1 in 4 of the local population who are over 60 years of age. Over the last two decades it has become an...