Turning Tides (previously known as WCHP) are seeking to recruit new Trustees to become part of our Board. Turning Tides have been supporting homeless and insecurely housed people in Worthing and surrounding areas for over 20 years. The Charity has grown considerably and now offer services in Horsham, Mid Sussex and Littlehampton.
Last financial year (2018/19) we worked with over 1,732 clients across all our projects, with a turnover of £3.7m increasing to an expected £4.7m next year. We have a highly committed and effective volunteer community of over 350 and over 140 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. For one of our vacancies we are appealing to those who have specific skills – particularly in the area of accountancy - and experience in community engagement and fundraising.
Being a Trustee is a rewarding and enriching experience as emphasised by our Chair of Trustees, Ian Mintram: “.. it has been a great opportunity to continue to learn and develop, whilst contributing to Turning Tides.”
- Experience within homelessness sector
- opportunity to help end local homelessness
- great training and support package
Most Trustee duties take place in the evening
When do I need to be available?
Where does this role take place?
Not all of our services are accessible
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Suitable for 13 - 16 years
- Suitable for 16 - 18 years
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
- Support on Offer
- This role is adaptable for different abilities