CLOSING DATE: Ongoing LOCATION: Emmaus Salford TYPE: Voluntary

Do you have knowledge and experience of social care and the welfare of adults? Are you keen to use your expertise to support a worthwhile cause?

Emmaus Salford is seeking to appoint a trustee with a professional background in social work, social care or the welfare of adults. We are a registered charity that supports formerly homeless people by providing them with a home, work and an opportunity to progress. The people we support, known as companions, live and work together in the Emmaus Salford community and social enterprise.

Emmaus Salford is an independent charity that is part of the international Emmaus movement and a member of Emmaus UK, our national federation. Emmaus is a secular movement with strong principles of non-discrimination, social inclusion and seeking to help those in the greatest need.

Main duties

The charity has a staff team who deals with day-to-day management and support. The main duty of a trustee is to provide oversight, governance, risk management and strategic planning for the charity.

In your role as a trustee with responsibility for advising on current social care issues and policy, you will support fellow trustees and our staff team. We are keen to recruit someone who understands the issues within the sector and the challenges affecting those who experience homelessness. Your support will assist with our future plans, help us build partnerships and improve the care and support systems we provide.

As a trustee of Emmaus Salford, you will make a significant impact by using your knowledge and skills to help sustain and grow our charity. In so doing, you will have a genuine and positive impact on the lives of our companions and on the wider Salford community. Your experience and contribution will help guide our decision-making as we navigate a period of significant growth and change.

Time commitment

The board of trustees meet every two months and meetings usually last for a couple of hours. Other time commitments will involve reading communications and contributing to sub-committees, specific projects and requests for expertise as and when needed.

Apply today

  • Download and read our Trustee Information Pack below to learn more about our charity and the role.
  • Download and complete our Trustee Expression of Interest Form below and return it via email to [email protected].
  • Once you have returned the completed form, we’ll arrange a visit to our community and an initial meeting with a couple of trustees, staff and companions. Following the initial meeting, we will then invite you to observe a board meeting prior to any decision being made on your appointment.

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