current Vacancies


The Society of St James is looking to recruit a number of new trustees in 2017.

The Society of St James (SSJ) was established in 1972 to help people across Hampshire escape from the destructive cycle of homelessness and take up opportunities to address the underlying issues in their lives which prevent them from realising their potential.  Today, the charity (also a registered housing association) successfully delivers a range of services, mainly in Southampton, but also increasingly in Portsmouth and other parts of Hampshire, for people who are homeless, unemployed, have drug, alcohol or other substance addictions and/or mental health problems.

  • Salary:      Unrenumerated, reasonable expenses paid
  • Location:  Hampshire, South East
  • Job Type:  Part-time
  • Category:  Non profit
  • Sector :     Social Welfare


Role Description

We are looking for Trustees who are as committed as we are about tackling social disadvantage and supporting people to realise their full potential. To enhance our current Board of Trustees and continue to develop our governance, we are looking for individuals with a breadth of key skills, knowledge and experience in the public or private sector, but particularly in the following areas:

  • Housing
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Commercial property
  • Policy making 

Current Trustees describe their role within SSJ as enriching and rewarding. In exchange for their time and commitment, new Trustees can expect to:

• Make a valued contribution to the charity sector
• Acquire new insights, broaden their experience and meet new people
• Contribute to the development of others through the sharing of skills and experience

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Barbara Carstens on 023 8063 4596 for a full Role Description and/or an informal discussion, or complete the form below.


Closing date: 30th March 2017 

One to One meetings: 20th April 2017


*The Society of St James is committed to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, religion, sexuality, transgender status and working patterns.