ADVERT: Chair of Trustees


The SOFA Project (SOFA) is a charity and social enterprise which collects & supplies furniture and white goods for reuse in Bristol and the surrounding area. In parallel with this, we challenge social exclusion by providing rehabilitation, employment and volunteering opportunities in our workshops and retail outlets. Our work helps to preserve the environment by reusing and recycling manufactured goods. SOFA is seeking to appoint a new Chair of Trustees to work in partnership with the CEO, with a particular interest in environmental initiatives and supporting those in need. The Trustees of SOFA have a broad range of skills including law, accountancy, fundraising, HR, social enterprise consultancy and senior management expertise. Six Trustee meetings are held each year and in order to contribute to the decision making process Trustees are expected to visit the workshops, retail premises and to join sub-committees as required in order to better understand the business. The Chair of Trustees will be responsible for the following: Providing leadership to the Trustee board ensuring that all Trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the proper governance of the SOFA Project Supporting the Chief Executive in meeting strategic goals We are looking for someone with a broad range of skills and experience including: Leadership Sound business acumen & management Board participation in the corporate or not-for-profit sector We are particularly interested, but not exclusively, in attracting candidates who live in Bristol and who understand the communities we serve. If you would like to know more about what is involved in this role, please contact our current Chair of Trustees Colin Evans colpb@blueyonder.co.uk. For a detailed job description...

Shindig at SOFA – Big Green Week 2016


Shindig at SOFA – Big Green Week 2016 Every year, Big Green Week celebrates Bristol’s social and environmental projects and the people who make them possible. The Big Green Week 2016 runs from 11 -19th June and takes place at venues across Bristol. The SOFA Project is part of the event to build momentum towards a more sustainable future for the city. The organisers have programmed environmental events to inspire, involve, empower and educate, across the city. Our event is on Friday 17th June from 7pm and it is called ‘Shindig at SOFA’- we’re staying open throughout the evening with lots of music and food. Come and visit...

Sofa Project Sensational Sale!


Sofa Project Sensational Sale now on. Bargains galore at our shop on West Street and our warehouse on Silverthorne Lane. If you are in need of domestic or office furniture at amazing prices look no...