Thank you for your interest in becoming a trustee of United St Saviour's Charity

Being involved in a charity that has been in Southwark for 500 years is a huge privilege. Our borough is changing at an unprecedented pace and on a huge scale. New developments are appearing; with them come new neighbours, large investments and new communities. But successful and integrated communities don't just happen. In our borough, poverty and need remain – and they take many different forms.

In response, we are looking to do things differently and better, pushing ourselves further to improve people's lives in Southwark. With our £35m asset base, a dedicated staff team and a reputation built up over centuries, we are now embarking on a number of innovative ventures. We are planning a new 21st Century almshouse. We are finding new ways to invest in our communities.

We are proud of our track record in Southwark. We have been giving grants to charities and other local groups for many years and are have enabled many great organisations, from the grassroots up, to thrive and to support their local communities. Our almshouses in Bankside and Purley are places of joy and beauty for older people from Southwark to live in. Our residents support each other and make these small communities welcoming. We have cared for our listed investment properties in Borough Market over centuries; they are part of Southwark's historic fabric.

We now need to broaden the skills and range of Trustees to support our new Chief Executive and his growing team. We are all passionate and committed to Southwark, its people, places and heritage.

So we are looking for three new trustees to join a Board with a vision to set new standards for beautiful extra-care almshouses and imaginative community investments. We want to do brilliant things, and to be influential locally and nationally.

If you have knowledge of social housing operations, finance and investments, or investment in communities, then I hope you will explore further this wonderful opportunity to join me, my six trustee colleagues and the small but dedicated staff of the charity.

Richard Heaton CB

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