We currently have two vacancies on our Board of Trustees.
Our Board is made up of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Together we set out the overall
strategy, monitor progress against our targets and objectives and ensure that The Welcome Centre
operates on a financially sound basis.
We are particularly proud of our work this year. The challenges posed by Covid-19 have been immense,
but with great support from the council, our partners, and our in-house team we have continued to operate
and provide much needed support for large numbers of families and individuals during these difficult times.
Trustees attend four meetings per year (usually held on Monday evenings), as well as an annual strategy
day and our AGM. In addition, most of us serve on one of four subgroups, which cover finance and
operations, marketing, HR and volunteering, and our Advocacy, Guidance and Support service. Most of us
also take responsibility for particular areas of governance. In addition, we encourage trustees to volunteer
at the centre or the warehouse in order to maintain a good understanding of what we do.
We currently have two vacancies and would welcome applications from individuals who would like to be a
part of our team of trustees. The key criterion is to have empathy with our aims and objectives. However,
we would be particularly interested in candidates who have financial experience and expertise. We are also
looking to develop a balance in terms of age and ethnicity within the board. We would particularly welcome
applications from younger people and candidates from an ethnic minority background.
You do not have to know everything. We will provide training, induction and support as well as a lively and
stimulating environment and the opportunity to make a difference. Above all we are looking for enthusiastic
and committed individuals.
- If you would like to apply to become a trustee, please download and complete an application form
and send it to us along with a brief C.V.
- If you would like more information about us, please email and let us know if you wish to speak to a
trustee before applying.
- The address for all correspondence is [email protected]
- We will look at all applications and invite selected candidates in for a brief, informal interview.
We look forward to hearing from you.