Role and responsibilities
The Lord-Lieutenant normally serves until retirement at 75 years of age. The role of the Lord-Lieutenant, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and the Deputy Lieutenants, is voluntary, non-political and unpaid.
The role includes:
- Representing His Majesty The King in Worcestershire.
- Recommending and arranging Royal Visits to the County.
- Visiting organisations to support good work, achievements and to mark important anniversaries.
- Offering direction and support with national honours and award nominations.
- Recommending individuals, businesses and voluntary organisations for King's Awards for Enterprise and King's Awards for Voluntary Service.
- Forwarding Royal Garden Party invitations.
- Celebrating and encouraging volunteering and charitable giving in the County.
- Maintaining close links with the Judiciary, the Magistracy, Church, Armed Forces, Police and Fire and Rescue services and the civic community.