Twynam’s Charities – vacancy for a Trustee


Interested in helping to run Twynams Charities?

At Twynams Charities we are looking for volunteers to help lead Twynams Charities as part of our Team of Trustees.  We are looking for people who can consider the big picture and who have good independent judgement and useful knowledge and skills.

You might run a small business or have useful knowledge and skills gained from your work or personal life that you would like to use to benefit your community. 

Twynams Charities are a set of five connected charities established between 1630 & 1840 by bequests from local landowners for the ‘Relief of Need’ in residents of Bishopstoke, Fair Oak & Horton Heath.

The charity owns five properties in Fair Oak which are let at an affordable rent to families with local connections, and it also has some invested capital.  The available funds arising from the investments and properties are distributed at the discretion of the Trustees in line with the Charity’s stated objectives.

The Charity employs a Clerk who carries out day-to-day management of the Charity’s assets, including the 5 properties.  The team of six voluntary Trustees meet at least four times a year and set the strategic direction for the Charity.  The Trustees also set the budget for the Charity, decide on major works to the properties and on distribution of the charitable funds, all with advice from the Clerk.   

The Charity faces a period of change, driven by a desire to modernise processes and to re-direct our resources more closely to the original aim of the Charity of ‘Relief of Need’.  To this end, we are seeking applicants for the vacant positions on our Trustee Team.

  • A connection with the communities of Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath is essential

 One or more of the following criteria is highly desirable:

  • Practical experience of driving change in a small not-for-profit organisation
  • Experience of financial management, particularly in investment and in maximisation of limited financial resources
  • An empathy with the needs of low income families and individuals, and a level-headed approach to finding solutions

For an informal discussion, please contact the Chair Anne Winstanley on 023 8064 1902 or at

After which a formal application will be required followed by an interview with some of the existing Trustees.

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