Durham City

We are looking to strengthen our Management Committee with new trustees who will bring the skills, experience and commitment required to sustain and improve the charity.

DASH recently achieved status as a Registered Provider of Social Housing so as well as maintaining and improving the homelessness functions of the charity we are also in the process of developing a general needs housing arm called Kepier Homes. We therefore seek new trustees with the ability and enthusiasm to steer the charity into a new area of business whilst maintaining the valuable service the charity has delivered for over 40 years.

We are looking for people with an interest in reducing homelessness and helping vulnerable people in County Durham. We particularly want to attract new trustees who have skills and experience in housing development or management.


Our trustees meet bi-monthly to discuss the business of the charity and to make strategic decisions about future planning and improvements. There is also a potential involvement between meetings depending on what is happening in the business at the time and on average trustees probably spend about 8 hours a month on charity business working with the DASH management Team and other trustees as required.

Skills & Qualities

This role requires imagination, excellent communications skills and innovative thinking. The volunteer trustee will need to have good verbal and written communications skills and be able to communicate widely using a range of communications platforms. Ideally we seek people with a range of skills and experience and a commitment to help the charity expand and succeed.

When & Where?

Hudson House, Gort Place, Gilesgate, Durham, DH1 1EY, however most of the work of the trustee can be undertaken remotely.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

This role can be carried out remotely but access to a computer and the internet is essential. Out of pocket expenses will be covered and training and support will be provided where required.

Volunteer Benefits

DASH provides accommodation and support to homeless people and people at risk of homelessness including a project specifically for women with multiple and complex needs. As a DASH volunteer you will be involved in helping the charity in its core work of providing accommodation and support to vulnerable individuals. The volunteering you do will help the organisation to be self-supporting and sustainable.

DASH has achieved the Volunteering Kitemark and as a responsible organisation we are committed to providing a well-managed volunteer programme where volunteers are welcomed, respected and valued.

Other Information

DASH endeavours to be an organisation in which no-one experiences discrimination or disadvantage and we are committed to taking action to make this a reality.

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Hours: 8 hours per month approximately Type: Finance, Marketing & Communications, Homeless/Housing, Trusteeship/Committee, Health & Social Care
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