Worthing Churches Homeless Project (WCHP) are seeking to recruit new trustees to become part of our Board. WCHP have been supporting homeless and insecurely housed people in Worthing and surrounding areas for over 25 years. The charity has grown considerably and now offer services in Horsham, Mid Sussex and Littlehampton. Last financial year (2017/18) we worked with over 1,700 clients across all our projects. We have a highly committed and effective volunteer community of over 300 and over 100 paid staff. Our vision is for a community where no local person needs to sleep out and everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
The voluntary trustee role brings with it various responsibilities, such as governing the affairs of the charity and ensuring it is financially sound; along with a commitment to attend scheduled meetings throughout the year.
No specific qualifications are necessary to become a trustee. We currently have several vacancies and welcome applications from anyone interested in our charitable mission, with both the willingness and enthusiasm to offer their expertise and time. We hope to increase the board’s diversity and therefore welcome applications from all our community. For one of our vacancies we are appealing to those who have specific skills and experience in community engagement and fundraising.
Being a trustee is a rewarding and enriching experience as emphasized by our Chair of Trustees, Ian Mintram: “.. it has been a great opportunity to continue to learn and develop, whilst contributing to WCHP.” To find out more about our current board please read their profiles
Should you have any questions about the trustee role you can download further information below. Additionally, you are welcome to have an informal telephone conversation with our current Chair of Trustees.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 23rd August 2018 (midnight)
Interviews held on Friday 7th September 2018 at Worthing Town Hall