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We are very fortunate to have a committed and experienced Board of Trustees, led by our Chairman, Mike Innes and Vice Chair, Sara Touzel, Sue Hopkins, John Kane, Jill Oakhill, Caroline Byrt and Roger Spooner.

Trustees are actively involved in all commercial and strategic decision-making, and the governance of the Society. The Board explores the possibilities of new projects, and works to create our vision and shape our future.

The Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility for:

  • directing and reviewing our strategy and objectives for development
  • ensuring best use of our charitable funds, and investing wisely
  • managing and maintaining a strong financial foundation, to enable us to deliver our plans for the future
  • identifying and effectively managing risk
  • ensuring legal and regulatory compliance with increasingly stringent legislation
  • providing leadership and a critical overview of the Society’s activities
  • keeping the Society focused on its core purposes and delivering its charitable aims
  • safeguarding the reputation of the Society
  • being open and accountable, and operating with integrity and transparency

It’s a great time to be part of Abbeyfield Bristol & Keynsham Society. As we open our fifth house in our 50th year, this really is an exciting period of development and expansion for us. We’re recruiting now for new Trustees with expertise, enthusiasm and energy to join our Board.

As a Trustee, you’ll be involved in commercial and strategic decision-making to help the our Society move forward: You’ll explore the possibilities for new projects; helping to create our vision and shape the future of this small but crucial charity. Your role will be pivotal in our development.

You’ll be required to attend quarterly Board meetings, one of which combines with our Annual General Meeting in March each year.  In addition to this, we have a management sub-committee which holds regular meetings, focusing on marketing, finance and operations, and which reports back to the wider body of Trustees.  We aim to schedule meetings at a time that’s convenient for those in employment.

If you’d like to find out more about what’s involved, please contact Frances Stretton, Chief Executive, at or by calling our office on 0117 973 6997.

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