Trustees - PDSA
PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity and at our heart we have a shared vision to achieve a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet. With 51 PDSA Pet Hospitals and 380 PDSA Pet Practices providing care for more than 470,000 pets each year across the UK there is no other charity comparable to PDSA in terms of the scale and impact we have on animal welfare.
Since 1917, PDSA has been a lifeline for pets and their owners, and in that time we have provided a staggering 100 million free treatments to more than 20 million pets. Every year, the charity assists 300,000 owners by providing free and low-cost veterinary treatments for 470,000 sick and injured animals across the UK, as well as promoting responsible pet ownership through our a comprehensive education programme. PDSA also runs the world’s most distinguished and respected Animal Awards Programme that recognises acts of extraordinary animal bravery, and our PDSA shop offers a whole host of essential pet accessories, pet insurance and our unique Pet Protectors Kids Club.
Vice Chair & Trustees – Age UK Sutton
There are 30,000 people aged 65+ in Sutton, and the number is growing. In five years, there will be more than 33,000 older people in Sutton who will look to Age UK Sutton for information, advice and support to live well.
As the leading voluntary sector provider of services to older people, Age UK Sutton seeks to improve and maintain the quality of life of people living in and around the borough. We are an independent charity and company limited by guarantee, and a part of the Age UK family. You can find out more about us here: Age UK Sutton
Non Executive Directors - Spirit of 2012
Trustees Unlimited is delighted to working again with Spirit of 2012 (Spirit), a grant-making trust founded and endowed by the Big Lottery Fund in 2013 to create a lasting social and community legacy of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The charity supports projects and organisations across the UK to provide opportunities in physical activity and sport, the arts, volunteering and social action to enhance well-being and to tackle isolation and social disadvantage. It focuses on projects that empower people and increase their participation in their communities, ensuring that the spirit which radiated from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics can be felt by throughout the UK. By connecting major sporting, cultural and historically significant events to communities across the country, Spirit’s investment is of local, regional and national benefit.
Chair & Trustees - The Center for Adoption
Following two recent appointments, Trustees Unlimited is delighted to be working with IAC again to help find more new trustees.
IAC – The Centre for Adoption (formerly Intercountry Adoption Centre) is a Voluntary Adoption Agency. It provides a confidential and independent range of services for prospective and established adoptive families throughout the British Isles. Originally a government-funded helpline, IAC (in its formative guise) became the independent charity, Overseas Adoption Helpline in 1997, established by director Gill Haworth. In the intervening years, IAC developed from an organisation that offered services to prospective intercountry adopters to a fully-fledged adoption agency, providing a comprehensive service to people considering both domestic and intercountry adoption. The agency also caters to adopted adults, birth relatives and to professionals working in the intercountry field.
Audit & Risk Committee Chair - WRAP
Leading circular economy & resources efficiency experts WRAP – Waste & Resources Action Programme
WRAP is at the forefront of the resource efficiency agenda, turning thinking into action. You can’t walk into a UK supermarket today without seeing something WRAP has helped to change or improve. Over the last 15 years, their role has evolved from one focused on creating markets for recycled materials through to being the main delivery organisation working in the UK helping governments implement their priorities on resource efficiency. As well as ideas and evidence, WRAP delivers on the ground, acting as a catalyst for change at all levels from local to national, and playing increasingly on an international stage. They have already worked with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the issues of food waste and are a partner in their ‘Think Eat Save’ global food campaign. Their consumer food waste campaign, Love Food Hate Waste has now been taken up in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Finance Trustee - St Joseph’s Hospice
Our client, St Joseph’s Hospice, was established in 1905 by a small group of Religious Sisters of Charity who had come to work in Hackney to address the plight of the poor in this impoverished area of London. The Hospice remains under their care today, although it was recently incorporated as a separate charitable company.
St Joseph’s Hospice is one of the largest in the UK and has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality care and supporting over 1,000 patients per year. They have an ambitious and exciting strategic plan which focuses on growth and innovation to enable them to reach out and support even more people in the communities of East London which has the most culturally diverse populations in Europe.
Trustees – Charityworks, the UK NfP sector graduate programme
Charityworks is the UK non-profit sector’s acclaimed graduate programme.
The programme’s aim is to support the development of a non-profit sector better able to serve the people, causes and communities that rely on it. In a challenging political and economic landscape, and in the face of increasingly complex social issues, Charityworks believe the non-profit sector’s success will depend on talented and committed people using their time and talent in the pursuit of social change. To this end, Charityworks’ provides a model which enables high potential graduates to develop their careers in the sector, at the same time as providing any non-profit organisation with a cost-effective way of recruiting and developing talented graduates.
In 2014, Charityworks built on sector and Cabinet Office support to become a national programme, and in 2016/17 will offer 150 graduate placements at organisations across the country as part of the programme.
Honorary Treasurer – Emmaus North East
The board and the staff of Emmaus North East are working to establish the first Emmaus community in the North East, providing a home and meaningful employment to formerly homeless people in the area. There are two projects in development, one in Gateshead and another in South Tyneside and both areas have been identified as needing services that will provide a long-term, sustainable route out of homelessness.
Funds are currently being raised to get this community off the ground. The first social enterprise, a charity shop in Low Fell, sells second-hand items to generate money for the community. Negotiations are underway to secure the first premises in South Tyneside that will provide a residence for formerly homeless people from this area who will be employed by sustainable business. There is also the future aim of opening a further residence, together with a workshop and furniture warehouse in the Gateshead area.
Members of Audit Committee - Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is a statutory body and reports to its government sponsor body, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The ECITB is established for exclusively charitable purposes and is a registered charity. It has responsibilities to Parliament and to its industry. It was formed in recognition of the engineering construction industry's vital role in the UK economy, and the requirements for a statutory body to undertake the responsibilities of meeting the special training needs of an industry where the labour force is highly mobile and where there is less opportunity for individual employers to train.
Trustees – Emmaus Coventry & Warwick
Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire is part of the unique Emmaus UK network, providing more than just a bed for the night for people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion, but also meaningful work, and giving them the support and stability they need to move on with their lives. Like all Emmaus communities, Coventry & Warwickshire offers a supportive environment where individual needs are recognised and companions are encouraged to use the skills they already have, as well as developing new ones. It also has the same aim of working to become self-sustainable, and to direct any surplus to those in even greater need in Emmaus communities across the globe, raising money for humanitarian relief projects such as agricultural assistance and water programmes.