Trustee Vacancies

Support our charity by becoming a Trustee.


We're looking for new Trustees!

  • Maybe you live or work in our local communities in the Stoke on Trent area.
  • Maybe you have experience of social care, housing or homelessness challenges.
  • Or maybe you care about the future of The Gingerbread Centre and want to see it thrive.

If you would welcome a new challenge as a Trustee, we’d welcome having some new colleagues on our
Board – people with different ideas and fresh perspectives.

Being part of our Board, you'd be able to gain experience of being part of a Board and influence the decision-making, and we would gain a new voice with different strengths, knowledge and experience.

The Gingerbread Centre provides much-needed accommodation and support for families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Why not have a look around our website and find out more about what we do.  More information about the role the trustees have within our Charity can be found in the Trustee Role Description.

If you like what you see, email your CV and a complete Equal Opportunities form over to us at: or post it to us, marked for the attention of Michaela Byatt.

What else do you need to know?

  • This is an unpaid role, however we pay out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Our Board meetings are currently held every three months on a weekday evening - at the moment these are happening online.
  • Papers are sent out in advance, so you’d need to allow time to read them so that you could
    participate fully at the meetings.
  • Before becoming a Trustee, you would need to confirm your eligibility by completing an Eligibility Form.
Trustee Role Description

Email your CV
Equal Opportunities Form

Eligibility Form

You never know, you could end up agreeing with our Chair, Ele Morrissey, who says;
“I decided to volunteer as a Trustee to support Gingerbread as the Charity does fantastic work locally supporting vulnerable families, to be able to influence the growth and sustainability of the Charity is hugely rewarding.”