Hope Housing Voluntary Trustee

Who are we

Would you like to join a dynamic team to help end homelessness in Bradford? We are a growing 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 36 supported bed places in 18 properties across the city.  We have an excellent track record of effective delivery and partnership working around issues such as homelessness, migrant 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 Overview


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. (actively pursues its objectives in eradicating homlessness in Bradford). 
  • 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).
  • Ensuring that the organisation pursues its stated objects (purposes), as defined in its governing document, by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy
  • Ensuring that the organisation defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation including appropriate policies and procedures are in place.
  • 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.
  • Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the staff  (if the charity employs staff)
  • to act within the framework of values, ethos, policies and procedures set by the trustees.
  • In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.



  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Commitment to the organisation
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic Vision
  • 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
  • Good independent judgement
  • Willingness to speak their mind
  • Ability to move the charity forward to meet its aims and take measured risks.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. 

This is a voluntary role and 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.

Trustee Role Description



Closing date: 21st October 2020 11:45pm
Hours: N/A
Salary: £N/A
Salary Frequency: Per annum
Further details available at: https://www.hopehousing.org.uk/vacancies
This job is connected with: Hope Housing