Common to all charities, trustees seek to maintain a wide range of knowledge and experience among their members, effectively and responsibly to meet the objectives of the charity. Collectively they seek to provide complementary skills drawn from a current or recent vocational or professional role.
Interest is always welcome from members of the community which the charity serves. This is the parish of Barlborough and potentially the joint benefice of Barlborough and Clowne although it is not, as some have historically assumed, a Church charity. Trustees take on their role in an entirely personal capacity.
Additionally, trustees must always live within 20 miles of Barlborough, vacating their appointment should they remove to a greater distance than that.
The principal duty of the trustees is to assure the sustainability of the charity for the benefit of current and importantly, its future beneficiaries.
Having regard to that first duty, trustees are also responsible for the maintenance of the property that is Chandos Pole House, the well-being of its residents and the management of the charity’s assets of property and investments.
They will appoint new residents to Chandos Pole House who are deemed to be the most deserving individual(s) among the applications received.
Trustees undertake their initial period of service for five years.
Anyone seeking to become a trustee should contact the Clerk in the first instance, using the details found on the Home Page of this web site.