Emmaus is a homelessness charity with a difference, providing more than just a bed for the night.

Our community opened in 2011. Over the past nine years we have undertaken significant refurbishment of our buildings and recruited a dedicated and passionate staff team.

The purpose of our board is to provide sound governance to our charity. This includes agreeing strategic direction, approving and reviewing policies and procedures, appointing executive staff and ensuring compliance with the objectives, purposes and values of the organisation, and with its governing document.

Trustees meet as a board 12 times each year and individual trustees may also get involved in other ways, as their time permits. We provide full induction training and offers reimbursements for travel expenses.

Our Board of Trustees:

Chair: David Daynes

Business Working Group Chair: Peter Coe

Chair Of Community Working Group John Pinnington

Lead on Fundraising Milee Brambleby

Treasurer: Roland Kaye

Iain and Pat Mackechnie Javis

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Paula Boyce

Chris Brown

John Hamill

Would you like to become a trustee?

We are currently looking for trustees with experience in the following areas:

  • Retail
  • Managing social care or metal health services
  • Business development
  • Building project experience
  • Finance

If you are interested in joining our board of Trustees, we’d love to hear from you. Please email us on [email protected] to register your interest.

Milee - Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney trustee

Milee - Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney trustee

“Perhaps one of the best things throughout my time as a trustee is that whenever I visit the community and meet a new companion. More often than not they are quiet, head down, and they are obviously hurting in a lot of ways. When I visit in a couple of months that new companion is looking you in the eye, smiling at customers, and maybe giving you a bit of cheek – it’s just glorious to see.”

Milee's full story

Stories from our companions: