About Emmaus Brighton & Hove

We know that overcoming homelessness often means more than a roof over your head. That’s why Emmaus supports people to work their way out of homelessness, provides purpose as well as a stable home for as long as someone needs it. In the past 21 years Emmaus Brighton & Hove has provided a unique solution to combatting homelessness to over 1,000 Companions (residents) many of whom have complex needs. We continue to grow, evolve and develop the Emmaus Community yet face many challenges. Emmaus Brighton & Hove is one of 29 Communities in the UK and part of a worldwide movement.

The role

The Chair will provide leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees and the executive leadership team enabling them to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic development of the charity. The current Chair, Glynn Jones will stand down in October 2019 following 7 years of leadership. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the board of an ambitious and innovative charity through delivery of its strategic plan from 2020 onwards.

What we’re looking for

  • Commitment to the vision and values of the Emmaus movement
  • Commitment to the development strategy of Emmaus Brighton & Hove
  • Strategic vision
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • A strong understanding and commitment to overcoming the many challenges of homelessness

Time commitment

This is a voluntary, unpaid role. In normal circumstances, each year you will commit to an average of 3 days per month including:

  • Chairing 5 board meetings and AGM
  • Chairing and attending up to 10 committee meetings
  • Supervision meetings with the Chief Executive
  • Additional time commitments which may be necessary to fulfill the role as Chair

For more details on Emmaus

Download the Chair of Trustees Role Description

www.emmausbrighton.co.uk  and www.emmaus.org.uk

To apply

Please see the attached papers outlining the role description and person specification. To apply please send your CV and a supporting statement showing how you meet the person specification by the 8th August 2018 to Fiona Morris, Vice Chair, care of: christine@emmausbrighton.co.uk

Please mark the subject heading: Chair of Trustees application.

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