Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Marketing Trustee

Marketing Trustee

15th April 2019
This East London based homeless charity has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Trustee to join our team and bring their expertise to a vital organisation.

About Us

Caritas Anchor House is an award winning homelessness charity based in the London Borough of Newham, providing residential and life-skills support for single homeless adults. Our driving mission is to ensure that those who walk through our doors grow in confidence and move towards leading independent, self-fulfilling lives by providing education, guidance and personal rehabilitation. To find out more about the organisation, please do review our website:

What will you be doing?

We are seeking a Trustee with responsibility for Marketing to join our board of friendly and dedicated Trustees.

We have a small but effective function overseeing our PR, social and digital media, our marketing collateral and our fundraising operations. However, we would like to appoint a trustee to help shape our planning, strategy and implementation. You will use your skills, knowledge and experience to increase brand awareness and financial support, and offer expertise in regards to crisis communications, if and when needed.

In addition to providing your marketing expertise, you will also contribute to the overall governance of the charity, helping us to achieve our aims. Our Trustees have overall control of the charity and are responsible for making sure it is doing what it was set up to do. Trustees lead the charity, decide how it is run and make decisions which impact on the lives of our beneficiaries.

Training is provided for all new Trustees to ensure that they are informed and feel welcome.

The board meets quarterly, from 2–5 pm. An away day is held once a year. Ad hoc support and involvement between meetings will be required.

What difference will you make?

This is a truly exciting time to engage in future-proofing a charity changing the lives of people experiencing homelessness, as we face a number of changes within the organisation, such as the expansion of our facilities and an upcoming fundraising appeal.

What are we looking for?

The Trustee with responsibility for Marketing will have the following demonstrable skills and experience:

  • Strategic marketing and communications
  • PR and reputational management
  • Branding and brand management
  • Digital and social media
  • Experience of working at a senior management / leadership level.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • A team-oriented approach to problem solving and to management.
  • Dedicated to the organisation’s cause and objectives.

Individuals must be supportive of the Catholic ethos of Caritas Anchor House. We are keen to recruit practising Catholics, though this is not essential. 

Candidate Pack

Please view the full Candidate Pack here: Marketing Trustee (PDF)

To apply

Applications must be made via TrusteeWorks in the first instance. To see further details about this role and to apply please click here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 31 May 2019.