Who we are
The Professionals Aid Guild (PAG) helps professionals in the UK with financial assistance. We are unlike other benevolent funds as we are not restricted to assisting those of a specific professional background. The main focus of our work is assistance in relieving distress and poverty, by making grants towards providing education, training or general relief. We award one-off grants for needs such as living expenses, a contribution towards essential household furniture including white goods, help to buy essential clothing, assistance towards the cost of essential repairs to the home that relate to safety, security and/or independent living in the home, a contribution towards care home fees or respite care in partnership with other charities, further education course costs, and contribution towards the costs of school uniform and books and equipment.
We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone with a background in IT, Education or Welfare; however a general interest in the relief of poverty is important. A successful applicant would be decisive, responsible, good at networking and passionate about delivering and developing the aims of the charity. Our Trustees play a vital role in the work of the charity and have a high degree of responsibility. The charity processes confidential information about our applicants and so an awareness of data protection regulation would be useful.
Skills and knowledge required for the role
- Financial Management
- Previous Governance Experience
Role will be based mainly at the office and reasonable travel expenses will be considered. Time required will be mostly during office hours with a minimum of 5 meetings per year including AGM.