Current Vacancies

We are often looking for new people to join Necessary Furniture.  It’s a rewarding and interesting place to work and we offer various voluntary and paid job opportunities.

If you are interested in joining our team, please get in touch.

Executive Chairperson

Location: Hersden, near Canterbury, Kent
Position: Part-time/voluntary (unpaid) for an initial term of one year

Necessary Furniture is a charity that supports the community in East Kent by collecting unwanted furniture
and household goods from donors and selling it on at an affordable price to those who are in need or
experiencing financial hardship. With an annual turnover approaching £300k,
a vehicle fleet of four vans, a workforce of eight full-time employees and a board of
trustees, Necessary Furniture works with local organisations and the general public
to meet its charitable objectives. Trustees meetings normally take place every
two months at the Hersden warehouse.

Our current Executive Chairperson has retired due to illness and we’re looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person to replace him.

Applicants would ideally have one or more of the following attributes:
Commercial experience – preferably at senior level
Experience in business development and strategic planning
An understanding of financials and familiarity with good practice in financial reporting for decision-making
Ability to lead meetings effectively to achieve results
Ability to motivate staff and work with trustees to achieve planned objectives
Confidence to innovate and develop fresh ideas and initiatives
Experience in the charity sector is not necessary but could be an advantage. Necessary Furniture will provide support to
ensure the successful applicant/s gain a good working knowledge of charity best practice to meet Charity Commission
requirements.

Applications by email to: necessary_furniture@hotmail.com
Applications by post to:
Necessary Furniture
Unit 2B
Canterbury Industrial Park
Island Road
Hersden
CT3 4HQ
FAO: the Company Secretary

Necessary Furniture is not able to reply to all applicants individually; therefore, if you have not heard from us by 30 July 2021,
please assume that you have been unsuccessful.
Necessary Furniture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons
regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.

Trustees

Location: Hersden, near Canterbury, Kent
Position: Part-time/voluntary (unpaid) for an initial term of one year
Trustees meetings normally take place every 
two months at the Hersden warehouse.

Necessary Furniture is a charity that supports the community in East Kent by collecting unwanted furniture
and household goods from donors and selling it on at an affordable price to those who are in need or
experiencing financial hardship. With an annual turnover approaching £300k,
a vehicle fleet of four vans, a workforce of eight full-time employees and a board of
trustees, Necessary Furniture works with local organisations and the general public
to meet its charitable objectives.

Our board of trustees help determine and drive strategy for Necessary Furniture, so need to be pro-active, positive and have good planning skills.

Applicants would ideally have one or more of the following attributes:
Commercial experience
Specialist skills in one or more of HR/H&S/fundraising/IT/charity finance/staff training & development
An understanding of financials and familiarity with good practice in financial reporting for decision-making
Experience of participating effectively in meetings to achieve results
Ability to work with fellow trustees to achieve planned objectives
Confidence to innovate and develop fresh ideas and initiatives
Experience in the charity sector is not necessary but could be an advantage. Necessary Furniture will provide support to
ensure the successful applicant/s gain a good working knowledge of charity best practice to meet Charity Commission
requirements.

Applications by email to: necessary_furniture@hotmail.com
Applications by post to:
Necessary Furniture
Unit 2B
Canterbury Industrial Park
Island Road
Hersden
CT3 4HQ
FAO: the Company Secretary