Rusthall Lodge Care Home

Founded in 1968, Rusthall Lodge Housing Association is a Tunbridge Wells based independent Charity that places residents and families at the heart of everything that they do.

They operate a large 69 bed, purpose-built care home which has recently been rated by CQC as Good. The home cares and supports older adults with compassion and dignity, providing residential nursing care packages, some of whom are confronting ill health.

Their vision is to provide excellent care and support, to continuously improve the quality of their services and to make people’s lives better, every day.

Their mission is to develop a Home based on integrity, reliability and trust. Their focus will be on improving and developing, the quality of care and support they provide including:

  • Our staff, through training, mentoring and self-development.
  • Meaningful partnerships with the people we support and in the wider community.
  • A reputation for excellence in everything we do.

Their heritage is firmly set in the past, but ‘our thinking and our approach to care is towards the future’.

Rusthall Lodge began life as the former home of Miss Margaret Fremlin; a rather grand Victorian/Edwardian house that sits in beautiful grounds. In the mid-60s, the Council of Service Housing Society based in Monson Road in Tunbridge Wells had seen a need to “provide for local people of limited means and in need of care and attention”.

As a result of Miss Fremlin’s generosity and the dedication and hard work and kindness of a number of other local benefactors and supporters, Rusthall Lodge opened on 1st January 1968. 


First Flight is recruiting for Rusthall Lodge Housing Association a number of new Trustees to its Board who will be able to contribute to its continued success.

The Trustees provide Governance to the organisation, working with the Chair of Trustees and the Senior Management team to offer strategic guidance and oversight that ensures that the values and objectives of the Association remain at the heart of any decisions made.

Rusthall Lodge are looking for professional people to join the Board of Trustees, they are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with backgrounds in:

  • Healthcare
  • Property
  • Legal
  • Fund Raising
  • IT
  • Marketing and Communications

As a Trustee you will be expected to attend 6 Board Meetings per year along with 6 Sub Committee meetings and attend some of the events hosted by Rusthall Lodge.

The Trustees play an integral part in the way Rusthall Lodge is run, ensuring the Charity remains sustainable and financially viable. The help the Trustees provide is invaluable to the continued success of Rusthall Lodge and to all the people they support.

Time Commitment

  • 6 Board Meetings each year
  • 6 Sub Committee meetings each year
  • Approximately 2 additional half days/days each year for strategy work or events

Applying for the role

For further information to apply for the role - please first register your CV with First Flight Non-Executive Directors (if you have not already done so – there is no charge) by using our “Apply For Role” tab for role no: 1089 and complete the application form.  To read the full candidate brief, click 'here'. Alternatively please do not hesitate to call on 10797 270 271 if you would like to discuss further before applying.

The role will close 31st July 2020       

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