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Age UK North Tyneside is seeking a new chairperson

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Age UK North Tyneside Chief Executive, Alma Caldwell. Photo Credit: Age UK North Tyneside

A Tyneside charity is looking to fill a vital position that will help shape its future.

Age UK North Tyneside is looking to appoint a new chairperson to help fulfil its mission of improving the quality of life for older people in the area.

As current chair Jim Coulter’s term comes to an end, Age UK is looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm to take up the position and help guide the charity through the next stage of its development.

Age UK North Tyneside chief executive, Alma Caldwell said: “Jim has been a wonderful ambassador for the charity over the past four years, but unfortunately his fixed term is coming to an end and we need to look for someone to help us as we continue to grow.”

With over 280 staff members working alongside 170 dedicated volunteers, Age UK North Tyneside requires a turnover of £5m a year to deliver its services to people throughout the area.

Alma added: “We are in the third year of an ambitious, exciting five year strategy, which aims to see the charity double its turnover and extend its services into new areas of growth.

“To date we have launched our social enterprise company, EveryDay, specialising in regulated care and support services and developed a comprehensive post diagnosis dementia specialist support service.

“Our new Chair will need the drive, ambition and foresight to lead the board through its ambitious programme in what continues to be very challenging times financially. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a forward thinking charity with a strong, dedicated staff and volunteer team and lead a committed board of trustees with diverse skill and expertise.”

The closing date for applications for the position is Friday 30th June 2017.

For an application pack or more information in the position with Age UK North Tyneside, please visit http://www.ageuk.org.uk/northtyneside or contact Tracy Skipper on 0191 287 7017 or at tracy.skipper@ageuknorthtyneside.org.uk