This is an opportunity to join an engaged and committed Board of a wonderful charity that has been providing safe, secure and affordable accommodation to hundreds of women for nearly two hundred years.

The Friendly Almshouses (TFA) is a long-established charity, founded in 1802 by a group of women who saw a need for financial and housing support for older women. It has had a presence in Brixton since 1863, when seven cottages providing accommodation for 28 women were opened. Today, following a redevelopment programme, there are 38 flats in all. More than 200 years on, the Charity remains true to its original resolution – that it should be an organisation run ‘by women for women’. In 2015 the Charity was incorporated as a Company limited by guarantee.

TFA’s current Treasurer is stepping down after a long period of service, having been with the organisation since 2015, and are now looking for a committed and motivated individual to join our Board. A full candidate information pack is available here.

How to apply?

Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the Treasurer role and how you meet the role requirements. Please send this to Bernice Rook, bernice@ep-uk.org. If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email Bernice to arrange a convenient time.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9th October, with shortlisting telephone or online interviews taking place the next couple of weeks thereafter. Interviews with The Friendly Almshouses will take place week commencing 26th October.

TFA is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity to ensure that we reflect the full breadth of the people we aim to support. We warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates.

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