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Emmaus Cambridge is a homelessness charity with a difference, providing more than just a bed for the night. Companions, as our residents are known, are offered a home for as long as they need it, as well as meaningful work at our social enterprise – our store in Landbeach where we recycle and sell preloved furniture and other household goods, donated by local people. This approach gives companions the opportunity to take stock of their lives, deal with any issues they may face, reconnect with loved ones and rebuild the self-esteem that is often destroyed when they become homeless.
Established 27 years ago, Emmaus Cambridge is the first of 29 communities across the UK and an independent charity, part of the UK Emmaus Federation. We are financially stable, with an annual income of just over £1 million and adequate reserves. Last year we built 10 more companion rooms, funded entirely from legacies and reserves.
We have a strong staff team and highly committed Trustee Board all of whom are passionate about making a difference to our companions, to proving our social enterprise model, to sustainable self-sufficiency and to providing support to other Emmaus communities around the world. The Board meets 4 - 5 times a year (evenings) and for an annual strategy day (Sunday). Trustees also serve on one of 3 Committees or volunteer in the community.
Due to the retirement of our current Treasurer we are looking for someone to replace him. Our Treasurer chairs the Resources Committee, acts as Company Secretary, works with the Community Director and Board Chair in preparing budgets, management accounts and the Annual Report and Accounts. They are also a Director of our property subsidiary, have oversight of our Finance Assistant and liaise with our Auditors.
If you are interested in discussing this or visiting us (which is the best way to get inspired) please contact Matthew Last, Trustee Chair on 07860 724756 or Diane Docherty our Community Director on 01223 863657 Ext 232 or 07500 338477. We would love to show you around!