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Role: Trustee



SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, exists to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.




Our services can be divided into four categories:

  • Welfare advice and support
  • Specialist services
  • Housing
  • Health and social care services




The role of a trustee is to ensure that SSAFA fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries and delivers on our vision, mission and values through our strategic plan.


The Health & Social Care Advisor Trustee will draw on their experience of working in a social care, welfare, medical, nursing, clinical or other health-related field to provide strategic oversight to the Organisation.


Trustees are jointly and severally responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of SSAFA, its financial health, the probity of its activities and developing our objectives and goals in accordance with our governing documents, legal and statutory guidelines.





  • To ensure that SSAFA complies with its governing documents, Our Royal Charter and Regulations, charity law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • To ensure that we pursue our stated charitable object and that resources are applied efficiently and effectively.
  • To actively contribute to the role by providing strategic direction, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against those targets.
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation through approving budgets and audited accounts and ensuring proper investment of funds.
  • To ensure that our governance is of the highest possible standard.
  • To maintain confidentiality with regard to any sensitive or confidential information received in the course of your duties as a trustee.
  • To maintain the effectiveness and robustness of our systems and processes for ensuring clinical governance, quality governance, sustainability and patient safety.
  • To ensure that SSAFA, whilst delivering Health and Social Care, fully complies with all extant and future statutory regulations and operates in accordance with recognised best practice. Specifically, to ensure that SSAFA’s obligations with regards to Safeguarding are met across all aspects of the Charity’s outputs.
  • To provide support and advice to the Director Health and Social Care and Director Specialist Services.


For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Kirsty Bushell, Vice Chairman, on

Download recruitment pack.

To apply, submit your completed application form, along with your CV, to


Closing date: Midnight on 02 October 2017

Interviews: To be confirmed


SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service. 

This role is available in the following places:

  • London Trustee

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