Trustee vacancies

OPAL’s mission is to prevent loneliness and social isolation amongst older people living in rural West Cheshire. If you believe you could add value to our Board and help us achieve our aims, we want to hear from you.

We have been operating for 12 years and, during that time, have expanded our range of services and gained a reputation as a trusted provider. In 2020 OPAL received a Queen’s Award for Volunteering in recognition of the work our amazing volunteers undertake. Prior experience as a charity trustee is not necessary but some knowledge and an understanding of the issues that can arise in rural communities, especially those that affect older people and carers, would be advantageous, as would a background in Social or Health Care.

We are a volunteer-led organisation with a small team of enthusiastic and hard-working, part-time, staff. This means Trustees are quite involved in much of the operational activity, making for a very rewarding experience.

Current Vacancies

We are particularly interested in applications from people with the following skill sets:

  • Information Governance, including data management and data protection
  • MS 365 and website development
  • Communications, Promotion and PR
  • Human Resources

To apply, please answer the following questions in a word document and send them, together with a brief CV, to our Chair, Geoff Hope-Terry at:

● Why do you want to help older people who live in rural West Cheshire?

● What do you think are the main issues that older people are facing/dealing with?

● What experience, skills or attributes would you bring to our Trustee Board?

● What would you like to get out of being a board member?

The closing date for applications is Friday 15th December 2023 and interviews will be held in the second half of January 2024

Geoff can also be contacted if you would like to set up a call to discuss the role.

Information about OPAL and our services can be found on our website. We are committed to promoting diversity and equality and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.