Company Secretary at Emmaus Brighton and Hove

At Emmaus Brighton & Hove, we enable people to move on from homelessness, providing work and a home in a supportive community environment. Companions, as residents are known, collect and resell donated furniture, bric-a-brac and other items. This work supports the Community financially and enables residents to develop skills, rebuild their self-respect and engage in acts of solidarity - to help others in greater need. Research carried out in 2012 found that for every £1 invested in an established Emmaus Community, £11 is generated in social, environmental and economic returns.
Our main site in Portslade Old Village is set in acres of beautiful grounds, including listed buildings, a Chapel, spectacular views and a Secret Garden. With six exciting social enterprises to explore (including a clothes shop, a Café and a second hand gardening shop), we have become an important social hub within the local community, as well as for visitors from all over Sussex.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

We are seeking a Volunteer Company Secretary to assist the Board of Trustees of Emmaus Brighton & Hove. Apart from someone with experience to undertake all the usual Company Secretarial functions*, including statutory and compliance matters, we are seeking someone with exceptional interpersonal skills. The role and time commitment can be tailored to suit your own range of commercial skills and interests to help make your involvement fulfilling.
Ours is an organisation where you can help to make a difference to people’s lives, working with other like-minded professionals in a friendly and open environment.

Learn more about our ethos and purpose:

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For an informal discussion please contact

To apply please send a CV and supporting statement to:

*Including Legal and Constitutional, preparing for and attending meetings and administration.

What induction, training and support is offered?

General introduction to the site and our Community, Health & Safety induction, fire safety procedures, introduction to the Chair of Trustees and Chief Executive to tailor individual training needs.

What skills or qualities are needed?

Duties: Legal and constitutional, meetings, administrative.

Qualifications and Experience, or willingness to learn:

• Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries or
• Such person whom the directors consider has appropriate qualifications and experience to carry out the duties of a company secretary, relevant to the Company.
• A working knowledge of company law, charity law and employment law.
• A commitment to subscribe to and uphold the ethos and values of Emmaus as set out in its Mission Statement and Statement of Core Values.

More info

Portslade North

Deadline for applications

1 Jun 2020


Homeless people


Administration/finance/fundraising Advocacy/advice Being a committee member/trustee

Disabled access?


Expenses paid?


Childcare available?


Contact name

Christine Squince

Phone number

01273 426 473

Email address

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