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Age International is looking for people who are passionately interested in ageing, older people and/or the international development and humanitarian sector to join our Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity and its financial health.

As an Age International Trustee, you will shape the direction of the charity as we focus on promoting and protecting the rights of older people in some of the poorest parts of the world. We support older people in low and middle-income countries by improving livelihoods, health and healthcare; providing age-friendly emergency relief; and by challenging attitudes, influencing decision-makers and changing policies.

Age International is a charitable subsidiary of Age UK, as well as being the UK member of the HelpAge global network, and a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

We believe that having a diverse Board is critical for helping us to achieve our mission. If you share our interest and passion for improving the lives of older people in low and middle-income countries, we encourage you to apply. We hope that people from all backgrounds and experiences will consider joining us.

You will: 
  • Be passionately interested in ageing and older people
  • Have experience of, or an informed interest, in international development
  • Be able to think critically and objectively, and express your views clearly
  • Be able to absorb and evaluate a wide range of information
  • Have an interest in the work of a Trustee and good governance
  • Have the time needed for the role

The process

Let us know you are interested (email a.hibbert@ageinternational.org.uk) and we will send you more information.

We are running Zoom sessions on the mornings of 22 and 23 February 2021 for people to learn more about Age International’s work and the role of a Trustee. If you would like to attend one of these online meetings to help you decide whether to apply, please email a.hibbert@ageinternational.org.uk.

To make an application, please complete a short letter (not CV) – by 7 March 2021 explaining why you would like to be an Age International trustee and what you have to offer. The button below will take you to the application page on the website of our parent charity, Age UK. 

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We are particularly looking for individuals with one or more of the following areas of experience and interest:

  • Fundraising
  • Humanitarian Response
The time commitment is:

Four meetings a year, plus preparation time, and one away day. The meetings are usually held in Central London.

Additional Information 

Age International is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria.

Age International is committed to safeguarding adults at risk, and children, from abuse and neglect. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment.

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Last updated: Feb 11 2021

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