Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Board Diversity Programme

Board Diversity Programme

2nd November 2021
We're looking for a Next Generation Trustee to join us as part of our Board Diversity Programme in partnership with the Housing Diversity Network.

About us

Caritas Anchor House is a homelessness charity, and we are here to help people in our local community to build their new beginnings.

Each year, we work with hundreds of people who are experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping in the London Borough of Newham, which has the highest levels of homelessness in the country. We are helping to end homelessness, one person at a time, by providing a safe place to call home and the support needed to achieve their aspirations.

We run two main services from our base at 81 Barking Road - our core hostel (which accounts for approximately 80% of our bed spaces) supporting people experiencing homelessness with low to medium support needs, as well as our service for people with more complex support needs.

We also deliver support through four additional services at multiple sites in Newham, as part of our partnership to reduce rough sleeping in the borough and support people to achieve independent living – with Change Grow Live as the lead partner. You can find out more about these services, which provide a temporary home and support to people who have been sleeping rough, here.

About the Board Diversity Programme

We are recruiting for our first Next Generation Trustee to take part in a unique development programme offered through the Housing Diversity Network to enable someone to join our Board.

This is a great opportunity for you to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence. In addition, you are helping to make a real difference to a diverse community in East London. The experience would be great for your CV and whether you are working, studying or seeking employment, it will assist in your learning and development. You can find out more about the programme by accessing our Board Diversity Programme Pack here


We are running two open evenings for people who are interested in finding out more about this opportunity and to have an informal chat with our Chief Executive and some of our existing Trustees. These are taking place at 6 pm on 23 and 23 November 2021. You can register for a place by e-mailing us at

If you’d like to get straight to applying for this opportunity, please send us a copy of your CV and a supporting statement by e-mail to before 5pm on 30 November 2021.

We are planning to have remote interviews on 15 and 16 December 2021 so keep these dates in mind if you want to apply to this programme.

You can also e-mail any questions you have at this stage or arrange an informal chat about the development programme.