Coventry, West Midlands
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23 Aug 2017
23 Nov 2017
001 Trustees

Coventry Cyrenians Ltd was established in 1973 and is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.

We are one of the leading independent providers of services for homeless people in the area with a variety of projects in Coventry and Warwickshire and currently provide more supported accommodation in Coventry for single homeless people than any other single agency.

With turnover of around £1.5m and a team of around thirty salaried staff plus volunteers we deliver a range of, mainly self-sustaining, services in the community.  Services are targeted at single homeless people or people whose accommodation is at risk.  We also deliver support services enabling people to sustain their own accommodation and preventative services targeted at reducing the risks associated with homelessness.

We operate social enterprises in the form retail outlets which not only raise funds for our work but offer work experience and vocational training opportunities for both clients and the local community.

The established Board of Trustees wishes to increase its number and improve its skills set and is keen to attract people with relevant skills and experience.  Trustees are expected to have knowledge and/or experience of one or more of the following areas:

  • The Needs of Homeless People
  • Marketing and/or Public Relations
  • Law
  • Human Resources
  • Financial Management and/or Fundraising
  • Business Management
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Social and/or Supported Housing
  • The Health & Social Care Sector
  • Building Design, Maintenance or Planning
  • Social Policy

The Board also recognises that certain sections of the community are underrepresented at this level in the organisation and are particularly keen to attract members of minority groups; or people who have used homeless services themselves.

If you are interested and would enjoy ‘making a difference’ but aren’t sure what’s required of you both in terms of responsibility and time please contact us and we’ll send you our ‘Trustee Recruitment Pack’ which will give you all the answers.