The Southend-on-Sea Darby and Joan Organisation

If you're ready to use your professional skills & life experience, join our dedicated board of Trustees. This is an opportunity to make a difference & support the elderly in the local area.

Published On: 19/09/2023
About this opportunity from The Southend-on-Sea Darby and Joan Organisation

The Southend-on-Sea Darby and Joan Organisation is a charity with a long history of helping the elderly and those in need in the Southend area. For almost 80 years, the charity has provided accommodation for those who need it and more recently we have become specialists in dementia care for those over the age of 65. We operate a large care home in Westcliff-on-Sea and have just launched a new day care service from the home.

We are looking for trustees to join our board. Being a trustee means that you will have independent control over, and legal responsibility for, the charity’s management and administration. We are looking for people to join our board who have a range of experiences including business development, finance, and fundraising. You will also need the time to attend quarterly board meetings.

This is an incredibly rewarding role and whilst unpaid, you will be joining a close-knit team at an exciting time in the charity’s history. We have recently approved a new 5 year strategy and new trustees will have a crucial role in leading and implementing these plans.

Some knowledge of the care sector, experience of working in finance, fundraising or business development/planning would be useful, however, we recognise that different skills sets and life experiences will add value to our charity.

Activity Types

Administration and Office | Business Skills | Fundraising and Finance | Local events | Marketing and media | Supporting charities | Working from Home


Civic responsibility and communities | Health and Social Care | Homeless and Housing | Mental Health


The board meets quarterly to catch up on charity business. In addition there are sub-committees that meet every 3-4 months and additional duties that new trustees may be involved in.

Find out more

For more information about The Southend-on-Sea Darby and Joan Organisation and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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