Tiverton Almshouse Trust is a charity (registered number 206984). It has a single trustee which as a company (registered number 08974595) is called Tiverton Almshouse Trustee Ltd comprising 12 voluntary Directors and 10 staff members.
The Trust is regulated by the Charity Commission and, as a registered social housing provider, our work is overseen by the regulator of Social Housing. In addition, the Trust is a member of The Almshouse Association and the Housing Ombudsman service.
There are currently 6 voluntary Directors and two Directors who have been appointed by the local Council. We are in the process of recruiting more Directors to fulfill our quota.
The Directors are:
- Diana Hewitt - Chair
- Brian Berry
- Stephen Esau
- Richard Ives
- John Pulford
- Roger Stickland
- Tim Bridger - Appointed by Tiverton Town Council
- Cllr Leslie Cruwys (Deputy Mayor) - Appointed by Tiverton Town Council
The Directors meet as a board four times a year. In addition there are five sub-committees: the Finance & Property Committee meets quarterly as well as the Residents’ Services & Wellbeing Committee and the Audit & Risk Committee. Recruitment/Remuneration Committee twice a year and the Capital Projects Sub-committee meet on a monthly basis.
Directors are recruited through a process that follows the Charity Commission’s best practice guide. A Director’s term lasts five years (apart from the town councillors who are appointed every four years) and re-appointment can occur subject to an interview and vote.
If you are interested in becoming a Director or volunteering in any other way with the Trust, please contact us on 01884 251444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.