Trustees Wanted to Turn Lives Around

houseBased in Westminster the Cardinal Hume Centre enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. We work with homeless young people, badly housed families and others in acute need in the local community, with a focus on four critical areas of need: income, housing, education and skills, and legal status. With an annual income in the region of £2.3 million, we undertake all our work on one site, with around 50 staff and 120 volunteers.

The Board of Trustees is looking to recruit new members with a broad range of experience especially people with expertise in the following areas:  service development, finance and risk mitigation, fundraising and communications, HR and organisational development. You will need to be able to commit an average of at least 8-10 hours a month.  As well as five board meetings a year, you will be expected to join at least one sub-committee, engage with the Centre’s work, support staff in developing key objectives and act as an ambassador in the public arena. If you are motivated by our founding values based on Catholic Social Teaching, if you have relevant experience, if you are committed to bringing about real change in people’s lives, and have the time and skills to help us flourish in a challenging economic climate Application Process Applications should be sent to the Company Secretary, and consist of a CV, together with a covering letter stating why you are interested and what skills and experience you bring. Applications will be shortlisted by the Board Development Committee. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited into the Centre to see some of the services and to have informal discussions. Interviews with the Board Development Committee will take place in the week commencing 18th November 2013. Recommendations will then be made to the Board of Trustees meeting on 28th November 2013. Additional Information Trustee Role Description Cardinal Hume Centre Ethos and Values Trustee Meetings and the Board sub-committees Cardinal Hume Centre Governance Structure Cardinal Hume Centre StrategicFramework 2014-2017