Honorary Treasurer Trustee – Association of Chairs
The AoC is a membership organisation whose aim is to support the Chairs of other charities and non-profit organisations and enable them to lead their boards effectively and ensure delivery of the organisation’s mission. The organisation offers a unique peer network, Chair-focused seminars, speakers and briefings and other resources specifically for Chairs & Vice Chairs, and overall provides a voice for Chairs right across the sector as they undertake this skilled and demanding role. You can find out more about the association here: Association of Chairs
Trustees – Mencap
Our client Mencap is a leading UK voice of learning disability.
Mencap want positive people to join their Board of Trustees and help them change attitudes about people with a learning disability. They have new, ambitious goals and their Trustees are key to helping them make these happen.
Mencap require Trustees with the following skills and experience:
- Senior level fundraising or income generation
- Innovation in marketing and communications, particularly social marketing and awareness campaigns
- Senior level social care commissioning or service delivery.
Finance Trustee - St Joseph’s Hospice
Our client, St Joseph’s Hospice, was established in 1905 by a small group of Religious Sisters of Charity who had come to work in Hackney to address the plight of the poor in this impoverished area of London. The Hospice remains under their care today, although it was recently incorporated as a separate charitable company.
St Joseph’s Hospice is one of the largest in the UK and has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality care and supporting over 1,000 patients per year. They have an ambitious and exciting strategic plan which focuses on growth and innovation to enable them to reach out and support even more people in the communities of East London which has the most culturally diverse populations in Europe.
Vice Chair & Trustees – LGBT Mental Health Charity
Our client, ELOP, is an exciting and innovative LGBT mental health charity based in East London. ELOP was established around 1995 as a grass roots developed & community-led organisation with the aim to promote the mental health, wellbeing, empowerment & equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) communities. For 20 years, ELOP has been providing information, advice, advocacy, counselling & support services, plus other social and community activities & events to London’s LGBT communities. In addition to operating direct community frontline services ELOP also delivers second-tier work and provides information, training, consultancy & support to statutory & voluntary sector policy makers, managers, service providers & their staff teams.
Honorary Treasurer – Emmaus North East
The board and the staff of Emmaus North East are working to establish the first Emmaus community in the North East, providing a home and meaningful employment to formerly homeless people in the area. There are two projects in development, one in Gateshead and another in South Tyneside and both areas have been identified as needing services that will provide a long-term, sustainable route out of homelessness.
Funds are currently being raised to get this community off the ground. The first social enterprise, a charity shop in Low Fell, sells second-hand items to generate money for the community. Negotiations are underway to secure the first premises in South Tyneside that will provide a residence for formerly homeless people from this area who will be employed by sustainable business. There is also the future aim of opening a further residence, together with a workshop and furniture warehouse in the Gateshead area.
Trustees - Emmaus Greenwich
Emmaus Greenwich is part of the unique Emmaus UK network, providing more than just a bed for the night for people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion, but also meaningful work, and giving them the support and stability they need to move on with their lives. Like all Emmaus communities, Greenwich offers a supportive environment where individual needs are recognised and companions are encouraged to use the skills they already have, as well as developing new ones. It also has the same aim of working to become self-sustainable, and to direct any surplus to those in even greater need in Emmaus communities across the globe, raising money for humanitarian relief projects such as agricultural assistance and water programmes, plus the community works alongside other local organisations such as Age Concern to host events for local people.
Trustees – Emmaus Coventry & Warwick
Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire is part of the unique Emmaus UK network, providing more than just a bed for the night for people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion, but also meaningful work, and giving them the support and stability they need to move on with their lives. Like all Emmaus communities, Coventry & Warwickshire offers a supportive environment where individual needs are recognised and companions are encouraged to use the skills they already have, as well as developing new ones. It also has the same aim of working to become self-sustainable, and to direct any surplus to those in even greater need in Emmaus communities across the globe, raising money for humanitarian relief projects such as agricultural assistance and water programmes.
Lay Trustee - British Geriatrics Society
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) is the professional membership organisation for doctors, nurses and other healthcare specialists engaged in the treatment and care of older people across the UK. Their membership is expanding and they currently have over 3,000 members. They are a registered charity and limited company with a mission to improve the health care of older people across the UK. They are based in Farringdon in Central London, with national councils in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England.
Chair & Trustees – Emmaus South Wales
Emmaus South Wales has, in the past three years, created an award-winning social enterprise of six shops and a superstore, selling furniture, electrical goods, clothes, books and bric a brac, currently trading at an annual rate of over £550,000, employing 22 staff and supported many volunteers. The £1.3 million of funds raised is being used to convert former sheltered housing in Bridgend into a Community home for 24 homeless people (Companions) and it will open in early 2016. The Companions will work in the social enterprise, to support themselves and help others. Emmaus Companions value highly the companionship that Emmaus offers and the opportunity for meaningful work, both of which restore dignity and empower them to move on with their lives.
Circles South West seeks new Treasurer
Circles South West (Circles SW) is the local south western part of the Circles UK family and offers Circle of Support and Accountability for ex-offenders right across Avon and Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. “Circles of Support and Accountability” are an innovative and successful community contribution to reducing sex offending, working in close partnership with criminal justice agencies and uniquely, delivered in the main by volunteers.