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Chair of Trustees
Emmaus Hull and East Riding

Job Description

Emmaus Hull and East Riding is a homelessness charity that supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get back on their feet again

Emmaus Hull and East Riding are recruiting for their new Chair of Trustees to lead the Board of Trustees and help them to meet their strategic goals for 2021 and beyond. This is a voluntary, non-remunerated post requiring a time commitment of around two days per month to perform effectively.


  • Leading the Board and the organisation to enable it to fulfil its purpose
  • Ensuring an effective relationship between:
    • the Board and the Staff, Companions and Volunteers
    • the Board and the external stakeholders/community
    • the Board and Emmaus UK
  • Acting as a spokesperson and ambassador as appropriate
  • Supervise and supporting the Head of Staff


  • Plan and prepare the Board meetings and the AGM with others as appropriate
  • Ensure a balanced Trustee Board is in place by recruitment of experienced and capable Trustees with diverse skills and backgrounds
  • Ensure the Board sets clear a clear mission, strategy and targets for the organisation
  • Ensure that appropriate governance measures are in place and followed by both Board and staff
  • Chair Board meetings ensuring:
    • A balance is struck between timekeeping and space for discussions
    • Business is dealt with and decisions made
    • Decisions, actions and deliberations are adequately recorded
    • The implementation of decisions is clearly assigned and monitored
  • Ensure adequate support and supervision arrangements are made for staff
  • Ensure appropriate measures are in place to support the safety and welfare of Staff, Volunteers and Companions
  • Ensure that a successor is found before the term of office finishes


  • Willingness, energy and drive to lead the organisation
  • Possesses tact, diplomacy and powers of persuasion
  • Possesses relevant knowledge, and experience of leading/chairing organisations – previous charitable sector experience would be ideal
  • Engagement with homelessness and shares Emmaus Values
  • Has the relevant skills to run a meeting well
  • Ideally is well known and connected in the Hull and East Riding area

To apply please complete the application form and apply via Charityjob

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