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Home-Start in Suffolk, Martlesham Heath IP5 3SL

Job type: Board Member
Between 1 to 1.5 days each month
Volunteer Role

Home-Start in Suffolk is seeking up to four individuals to join our Board of Trustees to offer strategic support and guidance to Home-Start in Suffolk. You will join a strong, committed Trustee Board and help strengthen further the breadth of experience.

We are specifically interested in individuals with some of the following experiences:

We want to ensure the voice of our clients is informing our governance and welcome applications from those with experience of our work this may be as a previously supported family or volunteer.

We would like candidates with experience and strong expertise in marketing, networking, or expertise in volunteer management.

We work across the county and are keen to have a geographic representation on our board. Currently, we have less representation from West Suffolk, Babergh and Waveney so would encourage applications from people living or working in these areas.

We are also keen to bring further diversity and perspective to our Board. This might include experiences of life on a low income, your challenges in parenting or childhood or receiving support, migration or being in a minoritised racial community, being LGBT+ or in a family with this experience or living with a disability. Your diverse experience can help us as a Board better understand the wider range of families we aim to support.

If you are interested but don’t meet any of the above suggestions, please still get in touch as we will consider a variety of roles and experiences.

Previous experience of being a trustee is welcome but not necessary – we can provide a supportive environment for those wishing to gain their first trustee role.

If this sounds like your type of role, we would love to hear from you!

We hope you will consider making an application. If you have questions about the role and would find it helpful to have an informal conversation, please contact and we will be happy to arrange a call. To make an application, please provide:

Your CV – which should include a summary of your relevant experiences.

Supporting Statement – Please prepare a statement (no more than 1 A4 page) that sets out why you are interested in this appointment and highlights the experiences and qualities you believe will help your success in this role.

Please also inform us of any dates when you are not available for interview.


Please send this to

Interview dates: Interview dates will be mutually agreed and held via Teams/Zoom

The application

A standardised scoring system is used to ensure fair shortlisting of candidates for interviews.

If written format is not your preferred method of communication, we can offer the opportunity to apply via voice note or video recording instead. Simply contact us to discuss this option. Please let us know if we can help you in overcoming any barriers to support you in making an application.



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