CLOSING DATE: 30 July 2020 LOCATION: Cornwall TYPE: Trustee

Opportunity to Join the Board of Trustees of Emmaus Cornwall

Emmaus Cornwall was established in 2011 and we have ambitious plans to set up the first Emmaus community in the area in conjunction with the Eden Project. The model that we are proposing is ground-breaking and differs from Emmaus’ traditional model. We have been working in the background to develop a long term, sustainable social enterprise and we’re excited to have reached the stage where land has been allocated to us by a local landowner, and we are currently in negotiations with the Eden Project with a view to building our community on their land.

At this critical time in our development, we are looking for people to join our Board of Trustees who have complementary skills to those of the present Trustees and the vision and enthusiasm to help us make the most of this wonderful opportunity to open an Emmaus community in Cornwall.

In Cornwall, more and more people live in poverty and are struggling to make ends meet, and many finding themselves homeless. Whilst some progress has been made to address this increasing issue by Cornwall Council, housing associations and charities, there is still a significant need for move-on accommodation and long-term support. An Emmaus community offers a home and meaningful work for those who have experienced homelessness.

We are seeking to add to our current Board of Trustees to further strengthen and enhance the skills and experience that will ensure development of our future strategy and sound governance. The Board of Trustees has a wide range of experience and skills, but following a recent skills audit and strategy day, it was determined that this recruitment will focus on adding new skills from the following priority areas:

  • Homelessness
  • Charity Governance
  • Business Development/Enterprise
  • Legal
  • Fundraising
  • Property/Construction
Full details, including the role requirements and person specification can be requested from our retained recruiter Anna Jay or contact her for a confidential discussion: [email protected] / 07904 236 348.

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 30th July. In order to apply, please submit a CV supported by a covering letter of no more than 3 sides of A4 outlining your motivation for applying and highlighting how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role of Trustee, as set out in the brief. Applications should be sent to [email protected] with reference Emmaus Cornwall. Early applications are encouraged.

Emmaus recognise the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage Trustee applications from people of all backgrounds.