Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary, 3 per month
Job description

An unremunerated and non-executive role. Travel and any reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Necessities UK exists to provide relief to families and individuals in our community who are dealing with the systematic failures of local, national and global economic and social policies. Our mission is to provide essential 5-day supplies to those in need, without any form of quotas, offering practical support and sustained hope to break the cycle of poverty and inequality and inspire real change in the lives of those fighting against all forms of discrimination regardless of their faith or nationality, excluding nobody. We are doing this because the poverty gap is increasing while global uncertainty continues to grow compounded by the economic and social impact of an increasing number of global emergencies. With the generosity of our partners and volunteers and with the strong convictions of our Christian Faith we pray in solidarity for a more caring and equal world as we all listen with our hearts and support advocacy for true reform.

Gearing up for our spring launch we are seeking to appoint two additional Trustees to join our Board. We would like to hear from candidates from a variety of backgrounds but particularly welcome experience in community outreach, partnerships, strategic growth, nutrition, fundraising, tackling poverty and hunger in the UK and abroad.

As a Trustee, you will provide strategic oversight and lead in ensuring good governance is applied to our work and ensure it is genuinely effective so that we deliver our charitable purpose. You will have close relationships with other Trustees and the founder/managing director and spend time getting to know how we make a difference in the local Essex community.

Main Trustee Responsibilities

·       Promoting and developing the charity

·       Support our Mission and Strategy model to tackle poverty within Thurrock

·       Comply with our Governing Document and the Law

·       Act in the best interest of Necessities UK

·       Ensure we are accountable

·       Manage our resources responsibly

·       To be a pool of expertise and advice to the team in overseeing the implementation of the work of the charity.

·       Ensure good functioning of the Board with effective decision making and information sharing processes, positive group dynamics, and reflection, learning and development as necessary.

Strategic Development

·       Research and identify new food and hygiene partners for the food network by working with the managing director to develop relationships and partnerships with external organisations to raise awareness and the profile of Necessities UK, particularly within the local and national government, national charities and volunteer agencies.

·       Ensure that Necessities UK meets its business growth targets to ensure the financial viability of Necessities UK’s expansion phase plan.

·       Develop our presence in the community

·       To support and promote the development of projects that advance the aims of Necessities UK and its mission.


·       Be responsible for the continuity of high standards in all aspects and with all stakeholders both internal and external.

·       Ensure the charity has good governance practices and standards in finance, fundraising and operations.

Skills required

·       Act with reasonable care and skill

·       Good communication skills

·       Independent judgement

·       Ability to work effectively within the team

·       Approachable

Appropriate training is given to help first-time trustees.

Please be aware that the successful applicant will be subject to three checks:

·       A basic DBS

·       Credit Check - Via our Bank

·       Trustee disqualification check - Via the Charity Commission


Please apply by submitting your CV and a short paragraph expressing your interest in the role.

Thank you


We appreciate the global attraction that we get from our recruitment ads however at present we cannot support visa applications for this role and do ask that applicants have the right to work and volunteer in the UK before applying.



Application Instructions

Please provide a short paragraph expressing your interest in the role and mission.

More about Necessities UK

Necessities UK is a new and soon to be global charity that will freely provide men, women and children with essentials and necessitie... Read more

Refreshed on: 20 May 2022
Closed date: 30 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: TRUSTEE
Tags: Christian, Trustees

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