Chair of Trustees

Application deadline: 
Friday, 31 January, 2020 - 17:00
Search - services for older people


SEARCH is looking for a new Chair

The current Chair of SEARCH is coming to the end of her term and we are looking for a replacement. She has enjoyed her time with the organisation and has contributed to its success.

SEARCH is a local, independent charity based in the west of Newcastle, and our mission is to promote and protect the welfare and wellbeing of older people.

We have been supporting older people in Newcastle for over 40 years and this means we are a trusted place that many older people come to when in need of help and support. We support all with a focus on supporting the vulnerable and disadvantaged who require an extra helping hand.

We have an exciting opportunity for a new Chair to join us in embarking on a new stage of development. You will be a joining a team of 6 valued Trustees who come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

We are keen to hear from people who have a business background and experience of the financial and commercial sector. You will be expected to have experience of governance and leadership to guide the organisation’s strategic development.

This may include:

  • Leading discussions and planning on how SEARCH manages its resources in the future
  • Contributing expertise and ideas on how SEARCH can develop new services and income
  • Promoting creative ideas on how SEARCH can continually develop and adapt to changing times

Time Commitment: 8 Board meetings a year and up to two half day planning sessions, estimated as 12 full days per year.  Board meetings are usually held on Thursdays from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

In return we can offer you the chance to:

  • See how your contribution makes a real difference to lives of local older people in need
  • Extend your professional network and evidence professional development for your own career prospects
  • Most importantly have fun whilst offering something back to the local community.

If you want to discuss the opportunity with us please contact our Chief Officer, Johanne Mears

at or telephone 0191 273 7443 or the current Chair Wendy Dale

SEARCH - services for older people St Margaret’s Church, Heighly Street, Scotswood, Newcastle NE15 6AR Registered charity no. 1159907.