Staying First is a charity and social enterprise. We provide important
services to our community including debt, welfare and housing advice and
an adaptation and handyperson service for older and vulnerable residents.
We are also London's largest furniture reuse organisation (Furnish)
leading to our being awarded West London Business' Green Business of the
Year 2013. We provide high quality pre-owned furniture to our commuity
through our shop and online.
Our future strategy puts our furniture re-use operation at the heart of
what we do - developing further retail outlets and increasing our
surplus from these activities will allow us to support our other less
lucrative but essential services to those in need. We can no longer rely
on the statutory sector funding our activities - we want to develop an
autonomous sustainable future.
We are looking for new Board members to help us move into the next phase
of our development. The skills we need include
- retail development in private or charity sectors
- health and social care
- change management
However if our organisation sounds of interest to you but your skills
are different we'd still like to hear from you.
The time commitment would be equivalent to one meeting every two months
plus time for reading papers and an annual strategy awayday. We offer a
full induction to anyone taking up a position on our Board.
If you are interested in working with us please contact Pam Sedgwick,
the director of Staying First, at [log in to unmask] or on 07862
295 904 for a discussion.