Knowsley Older People's Voice

Trustees for KPAIS

Knowsley Pensioners Advocacy and Information Service (KPAIS) is a voluntary organisation aiming to meet the need for independent advocacy, medical for older people in Knowsley.

Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, and secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need. Advocates and advocacy schemes work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice.

KPAIS wishes to expand its Board of Trustees to ensure we have the right balance of skills and experience to govern the organisation and its small team of staff. We are actively seeking new Trustees with skills in areas such as business planning, funding bids and the commissioning of services, although we would welcome all types of experience.

Trustees need to have a commitment to working for the rights and representation of older people and be willing to attend quarterly Board meetings and other occasional meetings as required. Trustees are unpaid but out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. This is a chance to make a difference to the lives of older people in Knowsley.

To obtain a copy of the role description for Trustees, please contact Sue McCarthy at KPAIS on 0151 449 3706.

Applicants need to submit a covering letter and/or CV by Wednesday 27 April 2011 for the attention of The Trustees, KPAIS, The Old Schoolhouse, St Johns Road, HUYTON. L36 0UX

Informal interviews will be held on 11 May 2011.

There will be a Training Day on Wednesday 25 May 2011 which new Trustees will be required to attend.

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KOPV is a formally constituted body & has a Steering group of 12 elected members responsible for planning & delivering the work of KOPV on behalf of its members