Who are we?
At Hope at Home, we believe that the survivors of modern-day slavery and human trafficking deserve nurturing and supporting in order to find dignity and rebuild their lives. Supportive hosts and a stable home are a perfect setting for developing independence and resilience. We work with referral agencies and hosts to facilitate voluntary, adult to adult living arrangements between hosts and survivors exiting safe houses. We work in partnership with agencies that support our guests and Hope at Home supports our growing number of awesome hosts around the UK. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to find a hope and a future.
Our vision is that by 2030, we will ensure that every survivor of modern slavery in the UK has a safe place to live.
Our mission is to see an end to the cycle of human trafficking in the UK, restoring dignity to and helping to rebuild the lives of survivors.
What we are looking for
Hope at Home understand the positive contribution a board of trustees from differing backgrounds and experiences bring to an organisation. We are a young organisation and are looking for people who are willing to assist us not only with our overall governance, strategy and finance but also individuals who are able to assist us operationally as we work to develop the organisation and deliver services.
We want people who care about our sector, understand and commit to Hope at Home’s role in supporting it and can work with a small leadership team to deliver our objectives. We are currently looking to recruit at least three new trustees to our board. We are seeking to improve, amongst other things, the skill set and competencies of the board, the visible diversity of the board to ensure we more accurately reflect the make-up of the people that we serve.
Trustees are required to attend a minimum of four meetings annually. These meetings take place at the weekends and require a whole day. Ahead of the meetings trustees will be expected to prepare for meeting and to complete any tasks or actions assigned from the meetings.
They are also expected to contribute to operational tasks on an ad hoc basis and as agreed take a lead on issues facing the charity.
Application (via email or letter) and should demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:
1. Experience of working, volunteering or using the services of small charities.
2. Experience of leadership in any sector, with strong financial acumen and a commercial mindset.
3. Experience of serving as a trustee for a charity.
4. Sympathetic to the Christian ethos and values of Hope at Home.
Please send this information to: email@example.com.
If this is all successful, we will invite you to join us to observe and participate in a trustee meeting to meet the rest of the team and see how things work.
Please ensure you outline the above in your covering letter or email as well as your reasons for wishing to be considered as a trustee. Please also describe the key skills and experience you will bring to the role.
Trustee dates for 2020: 25th January / 4th April / 11th July / 24th October.
Application deadline: January 2020