What is Engage Furniture Re-use?

Volunteers at the Engage Furniture Re-Use Project

Currently a project of Engage Voluntary Sector Development, a registered Charity based in Minehead, Somerset, the Furniture Re-use Store is in the process of becoming a separate, independent charity.

The charitable objectives are to relieve need, hardship or distress by providing furniture and other household equipment to persons of limited means resident within the West Somerset area at affordable prices, and to keep items reused that would normally end up in a landfill. For more information: https://www.engagews.org.uk/furniture/

This is an exciting opportunity to support the strategic development of a new Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) for the area.

Engage is looking for new Trustees to support its Board in strong governance and strategic vision for the organisation.

We are seeking volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in our communities. You may have particular expertise in one or more of the following: Business Development, Learning & Development (training), Health and Safety, Fundraising, PR/Marketing, or you might simply be excited by the thought that through helping Engage, you will also be supporting people in need in our communities, and benefiting the environment.

We provide a full induction, and Trustees are expected to attend 7- 8 meetings per year (4 full Board meetings, plus sub-groups as applicable) along with a one-day strategic planning session.

Some quotes from current Board members:

“It’s great to be able to use my knowledge to help Engage, and I learn loads at the same time.” – Trustee

“I’ve found I can make a difference at a strategic level that will impact on lives in the wider community.” – Retired charity CEO

“It gives me a fresh perspective that I can take back to my own role.” – Youth charity CEO

You can download a Role Description by clicking here: Trustee Role Description (468 downloads)

If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact Emily Taylor at ektaylor102@gmail.com, attaching your CV if you would like to apply.