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Can you spare just a few hours each quarter to provide guidance and expertise to a local charity?


Coventry Cyrenians Ltd was established in 1973 and is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.


We are one of the leading independent providers of services for homeless people in the area with a variety of projects in Coventry and Warwickshire and currently provide more supported accommodation in Coventry for single homeless people than any other agency.


With a turnover approaching £2m and a team of around forty salaried staff plus volunteers we deliver a range of, mainly self-sustaining services in the community.  Services are targeted at single homeless people or people whose accommodation is at risk with some specific services targeted at specific client groups.  In total we manage accommodation and/or services in over thirty locations.


We also operate social enterprises in the form retail outlets which not only raise funds for our work but offer work experience and vocational training opportunities for both clients and the local community.


The established Board of Trustees wishes to increase its number and improve its skills set and is keen to attract people with relevant skills and experience.  Trustees are expected to have knowledge and/or experience of one or more of the following areas:


  • The Needs of Homeless People
  • Marketing and/or Public Relations
  • Law
  • Human Resources
  • Financial Management and/or Fundraising
  • Business Management
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Social and/or Supported Housing
  • The Health & Social Care Sector
  • Building Design, Maintenance or Planning
  • Social Policy


The Board also recognises that certain sections of the community are underrepresented at this level in the organisation and are particularly keen to attract members of black or minority ethnic groups; or people who have used homeless services themselves.


If you are interested and would enjoy ‘making a difference’ but aren’t sure what’s required of you both in terms of responsibility and time please contact us and we’ll send you our ‘Trustee Recruitment Pack’ which will give you all the answers.


For an informal chat or if wish to visit us to see what we do please contact Mike Fowler, Chief Executive, on 02476 228099 or via email:


Have a look at our website for general information: