Are you interested in becoming a trustee?
We are currently looking to fill two vacancies on our Board of Trustees; in particular we are looking for applicants with skills and experience in Human Resources or the social care sector having dealt with alcohol, drug and mental health issues.
Emmaus Colchester was set up in 1999 by a team of trustees and volunteers who wanted to create an Emmaus community in the town.
After many years of fundraising, including opening a charity shop, the group worked with Genesis Housing Corporation to build and open a purpose-built community in 2008, providing accommodation for 20 Emmaus companions and one member of staff.
Since then, the business has expanded to encompass two warehouse shops and two shops on the high street. This business success has allowed us to rent two extra properties, which provide move-on accommodation for 8 companions who feel ready to move into independent living again.
Around 37 people per year are benefiting from the support offered at Emmaus Colchester, with many using their time with us to regain their self-esteem and re-establish family connections, helping them to move on successfully with their lives.
Above all, applicants must be willing to work as part of a team, share our vision and objectives and demonstrate practical common-sense. The board meets 8 times per year, although trustees are encouraged to take as active a role in the life of the community as they can.
We look forward to hearing from you.