The Marie Trust
The Marie Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC040633

The Marie Trust is a frontline homeless service based in Glasgow city centre. In the past year 2,477 individuals presented to The Marie Trust for assistance. On an average day we can have up to 80 individuals presenting to the centre for advice and assistance, education and meals. The Marie Trust is a small but progressive organisation. We provide practical assistance and have a wide range of facilities; shower and laundry facilities, access to sleeping bags and survival kits, food parcels and clothing. We have a not for profit café service and a training kitchen which has gained the prestigious Healthy Living Plus Award. We are also an approved REHIS training centre and deliver our own in-house training for staff and volunteers. We have our own not for profit charity shop, a counselling service, a male health and wellbeing service, life skills program, dietician and an award winning skills development service which works in and alongside Glasgow colleges. Our crisis intervention service works with the most excluded individuals within society and provides a direct access to advice and assistance for individuals who struggle engaging with services.

Current vacancies

Top job! Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th April 2019

The Marie Trust is a charity with an excellent and established reputation for its multi-faceted and progressive services delivery within the homelessness, criminal justice and addictions sectors in Glasgow. The dedicated, experienced and highly skilled Board, staff and volunteers of The Marie Trust work tirelessly for and with some of the most disadvantaged individuals in Glasgow, many of whom exist in total destitution.

The charity has a centrally located operational base, providing vital holistic intervention and counselling services, a fully equipped training café, and several co-located outreaches, including a founding part in the award-winning CAN initiative, with a thriving charity shop based on Paisley Road West, and a large community of volunteers that support all areas of The Marie Trust’s mission.

The Marie Trust is now at an exciting juncture in its development, with a new Chief Executive in place and seven new Board members with a variety of skills and experiences ready to start their post from April 2019, we are at the perfect juncture to welcome in a new Chair of the Board to lead on the formation of a new strategy fit for what will be a crucial but challenging period ahead.

To fulfil our ambitious strategy, we are therefore seeking an experienced Chair to lead the new Board of Directors and to work in partnership with the Chief Executive to set the new direction and strategy for The Marie Trust. Experience and understanding of the Third Sector generally and of homelessness, criminal justice, addictions would be a bonus but is not essential, as full introductory and continuous training is given to all Board members.

All new Board positions will be co-opted initially and co-opted again or elected at the next AGM.

Shortlist

New Directors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st March 2019

The Marie Trust is a charity with an excellent and established reputation for its multi-faceted and progressive services delivery within the homelessness sector in Glasgow. The dedicated, experienced and highly skilled Board, staff and volunteers of The Marie Trust work tirelessly for and with some of the most disadvantaged individuals in Glasgow, many of whom exist in total destitution.

The charity has a centrally located operational base, providing vital holistic intervention and counselling services, a fully equipped training café, and several co-located outreaches, including a founding part in the award-winning CAN initiative, with a thriving charity shop based on Paisley Road West, and a large community of volunteers that support all areas of The Marie Trust’s mission.

The Marie Trust is now at an exciting juncture in its development, with a new Chief Executive in place and the formation of a new strategy fit for what will be a crucial but challenging period ahead.

To fulfil our ambitious strategy, we are therefore seeking 2-3 new Board members with skills and expertise in key areas such as Finance & Risk, Fundraising & Social Enterprise, and Law/Legal work. Experience and understanding of the Third Sector generally and of homelessness in particular is preferable, though not essential as full introductory and continuous training is given to all Board members.

Shortlist

Team Leader – Crisis Intervention

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th March 2019

To assist the Service Manager (Crisis Intervention) to manage, develop and deliver the Intervention Service and indirectly contribute to the strategic development of the organisation. To provide support, advice and advocacy to people affected by homelessness, addictions and/or social exclusion, who use our day centre services.

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