The Eden Cottages Trust is a charity which owns and runs a row of almshouses in Ivybridge, Devon, comprising two houses and four flats, gardens and grounds. The Trust was established in 1927 and requires that the residents and a majority of the trustees be members of the Church of England.
There are currently six trustees who together bring experience of finance, investments, building maintenance, charity work and the law. One of them now wishes to retire so the Trust is looking to appoint another trustee.
The role is a voluntary one so no remuneration is payable. Trustees meet formally not less than three times a year in Ivybridge with ad hoc meetings arranged as required. The day to day business affairs of the trust are handled by the trust's Clerk and Visitor (a part-time employee) and its Honorary Treasurer (one of the trustees).