Trustee with Registered Provider Experience

  • Job Reference: 00003190-1
  • Date Posted: 4 July 2024
  • Recruiter: St Petrock's (Exeter) Ltd
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Role: Volunteer jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

About St Petrock's (Exeter) Ltd

St Petrock’s is Exeter’s local housing charity. For more than 25 years we have been faithfully serving people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness in our city, with our work governed by a talented and motivated Board of Trustees.

St Petrock’s is a genuinely Values-led charity, with a clear Mission:  "We stand with and for people experiencing homelessness, and we will not give up until everyone in the Exeter area can enjoy a place called home”.


About the role:

Whilst continuing to deliver our long-standing survival and support services for rough sleepers, over the past few years we have begun to acquire residential property to provide homes for people experiencing homelessness. Following the receipt of over £1M in legacy funding in recent years, the trustees are committed to extending this provision significantly in future, and to seek to become a Registered Provider of Social Housing.

As we embark on this new phase of our story, we are seeking to recruit at least one additional trustee with extensive experience of working in social housing, including a good understanding of the Regulator’s Regulatory Standards. If you have experience in social housing development using Homes England funding that would be a bonus. We expect the ideal individual will be, or will recently have been, a senior manager of a local Registered Provider of Social Housing working in either development or housing management, preferably with experience of specialist supported housing for people experiencing homelessness.

You will be deeply concerned about homelessness and be keen to use your skills and knowledge to strengthen St Petrock’s work. You will be a team player, share St Petrock’s Values, be able to maintain strict confidence about sensitive matters, and be fully committed to our Mission. All trustees are unpaid volunteers.


Further information:

To find out more about the charity, visit our website For an initial exploratory discussion, please contact the Director, Peter Stephenson


St Petrock’s is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable adults and children. We use “safer recruitment” practices in all our recruitment processes, and all trustees are subject to an enhanced DBS. Potential trustees should understand that a criminal history will not necessarily bar applicants from this role so long as there is no ongoing risk of harm.