Voluntary Hope Housing Management Committee Member / Trustee

We have an exciting opportunity for two new members to join our dynamic Management Committee/Trustee board. In particular, we are looking for someone with an accountancy/financial management background to take over the role of Treasurer.

However, the key qualities we need are people who are committed and passionate about what we are trying to achieve.

Who are we?

Hope Housing is a registered Christian charity working with people experiencing homelessness in Bradford.  Our aim is to end rough sleeping in Bradford by eradicating homelessness through the provision of a range of services including crisis management, advice and advocacy and supported housing. Hope Housing currently has 28 supported bed places in 16 properties across the city.  We are extremely well respected across the Bradford District and have an excellent track record of effective delivery and partnership working around issues such as homelessness, street begging, destitution and to assist those with multiple needs.

Our latest Trustees Annual Report and Accounts as submitted for the last year are available to view here

Role Oveview

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

General responsibilities

  • ​To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document.
  • To ensure that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives (the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objectives, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are).
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
  • To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds.
  • If the charity employs staff, to appoint staff in conjunction with the other trustees and monitor his/her performance.
  • To act within the framework of values, ethos, policies and procedures set by the trustees.


  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Commitment to the organisation
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Practising Christian or willing to promote Christian beliefs through the work of Hope Housing

These are voluntary roles, which would require attending up to 6 Management Committee meetings per year. 

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee you should first read the guidance from the Charity Commission ('Charity trustee: what’s involved') to ensure you are eligible.

To obtain further information please telephone 01274 900764.

To apply send your CV to contact@hopehousing.org.uk

Closing date: 31st May 2020 5:00pm
Hours: -
Salary: £-
Salary Frequency: Per annum
Further details available at: https://www.hopehousing.org.uk/vacancies
This job is connected with: Hope Housing