What could you bring to the board of a charity (The Frank Parkinson Yorkshire Trust) that provides comfortable and friendly homes for elderly residents in West Yorkshire and is passionate about providing a safe and happy environment and helping residents to stay in their homes for as long as possible?
Frank Parkinson was a pioneering electrical engineer, notable for the early development of electric lighting and motors. He and his brother established a company in their hometown of Guiseley, West Yorkshire, which prospered and grew into Crompton Parkinson. When Frank Parkinson died in 1946, he designated a large part of his considerable fortune to the creation of the Trust.
The Trust continues to promote the charitable objects set out by Frank Parkinson, which include:
- The provision of almshouses for elderly people in Guiseley
- The relief of, and assistance to, those people in need in the Guiseley area
- The funding of education and training within or connected to the electrical industry.
They are currently recruiting two new Trustees to join their Board
The Board of the Frank Parkinson Yorkshire Trust currently comprises four Trustees including the Chair. They recognise the need to enhance the Board and welcome new Trustees who will bring energy and a range of knowledge and skills to support their important work. They are seeking motivated people who live locally or in the surrounding areas and who share their commitment to honour Frank Parkinson’s legacy by providing housing for older people and supporting local charities. People with charity sector experience would be particularly welcome as would candidates with a finance background and those with knowledge of social care and supported independent living for older people.
These are exciting opportunities to be involved in helping to fulfil the Frank Parkinson Yorkshire Trust’s aims of supporting older people as well as other organisations within the Guiseley area. They are looking for Trustees to provide support and expertise to help steer critical elements of their work and who share their ambition to fulfil the aims as laid down by Frank Parkinson all those years ago.
If you want to play a leading part in shaping the future of the Frank Parkinson Yorkshire Trust, they would be delighted to hear from you. The Frank Parkinson Yorkshire Trust is committed to equality and strongly values diversity.
How to apply
For further information or to apply please download the Candidate Information Pack.
We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.
The closing date for applications is Monday 17 April 2023.