Emmaus Bradford Van Morning

Emmaus Bradford is closing

On Monday 9 October, the Emmaus Bradford board of trustees took the very difficult decision to initiate the closure of the Emmaus Bradford charity. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the charity over the years. Find out more here.

CLOSING DATE: 12 February 2021 LOCATION: Bradford SALARY: £34,000 TYPE: Full Time

Emmaus Bradford is now seeking a suitable candidate to fill a vacancy for the important position of General Manager.

The General Manager is responsible for the executive management of the charity and social enterprise, for business development and growth, and for the creation of an Emmaus Community. As we are at an early stage of development the General Manager will need to demonstrate exceptional project management and fundraising
skills in order to implement our ambitious strategic plan. The key requirements of the job are:

• To implement a non-residential Companion offer
• To develop and implement a capital fundraising strategy
• To apply to suitable trusts and foundations for start-up funding
• To enhance and expand the retail offer and other income-generating activities
• To identify and acquire a suitable residential building
• To launch the full Companion offer, providing home, work and support.

Project Management

•Coordinate and implement the delivery of the strategy with respect to:
– the provision of accommodation and services for companions
– the expansion of business activities
• Monitor and record the key performance indicators for the strategy
• Build links with other organisations and agencies to strengthen partnerships
and identify potential development opportunities

Financial Management

•Apply for grants to support the implementation of the strategy
•Improve brand recognition to attract increased donations
• Organise fundraising events
•Develop strong relationships with businesses able to support the charity

Business Development

•Maximise opportunities for the business,
– enhance the offer at the Cross Lane Charity Superstore
– open a community café at Cross Lane
– acquire and staff a second retail outlet in the centre of Bradford
– increase digital sales and marketing
• Develop and support ideas to increase business profitability
• Ensure that the future community is a self-sustaining operation
• Seek out additional income-generating activities

Staff and Volunteer Recruitment Management

• Recruit well-qualified staff and volunteers
• Manage and develop the team, provide training and ensure they have the
tools and expertise required to do the job
• Create an environment of continuous improvement, conducting regular

Preparations for Companions

• Plan for Emmaus Bradford’s first community
– Be aware of relevant legislation
– Work with partners to increase awareness of community plans and
secure future support for companions
– Learn from other Emmaus Communities about running a community
and seek start-up help from them

Relationship with the Board of Trustees

•Provide regular management reports and attend meetings of Trustees
• Act as a conduit between the Community and the Board to influence decision
making of senior stakeholders by articulating what is right for the community
and keeping them up to date with matters that may their area of influence


• To ensure activities meet organisational requirements for quality
management, health and safety, legal stipulations, policies and general duty
of care and professional boundaries
• To be flexible and willing to carry out any reasonable duties needed to assist
business operations, including holiday/sickness cover and on-call duties,
participation in team meetings, attend 1:1’s and appraisals
• To understand and work in accordance with the principles of Emmaus
International and uphold its values and ethos.


•Salary of £34,000 per annum
• Working Hours – full time hours are 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
• Flexible Working – Options available, subject to the requirements of individual
• Annual Leave – 25 days per annum, plus 8 bank holidays
• Training & Development – Individually tailored induction, training and

To Apply

Please read the applicant pack below before applying.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter detailing what qualifies you for this
role on no more than one side of A4 and return to Rachel DeLuca, Chair of Trustees
by 12th February 2020. (Email: [email protected])

The Interview/assessment day for those shortlisted will be held in the second half of
February 2020, specific date to be determined by the beginning of February.

Application Pack - General Manager Emmaus Bradford