Welcome

Thank you for your interest in joining the Board of the Charterhouse.

This ancient and remarkable charity is at an exciting stage of development; in addition to its core objective of providing care for older men and women, it has recently developed into a much-visited and acclaimed heritage site with a thriving venue-hire business, and is actively exploring further commercial opportunities. The Governors and senior leadership team have made significant strides in securing the Charterhouse’s long term financial future but experienced, as did many other charities and museums, a significant setback due to the impact of the pandemic on the charity’s income.

We have a passionate and committed multi-talented governing body and are now looking to recruit up to three exceptional individuals with broad and diverse backgrounds to further enhance our pool of experience, skills, and wisdom, and work with us to address new opportunities and challenges.

The charity has experienced significant change in recent years. Women residents are encouraged and we now share our heritage with our local community and the wider public. We are keen to build on this evolution to secure the sustainability of the charity and the future of this very special almshouse, at a time when the need for affordable housing for older people has never been greater. Our key aim is to enable our almshouse residents to live a good life independently at home for longer.

We are looking especially for individuals with excellent management track records in finance (ideally qualified accountants), law, and financial services; as well as those with a significant interest in our mission and work. Becoming a governor (trustee) of the Charterhouse provides an exciting and stimulating opportunity to contribute to the thriving community of residents and staff within the wonderful setting of our historic buildings and collections. Your active involvement will help guide and secure the charity’s objectives for the benefit of future generations of beneficiaries. It is a noble undertaking.

Andrew Ritchie,
Chair of Governors