Alleviating poverty, bringing hope

NOAH is a charity that helps people experiencing homelessness, extreme poverty, and other disadvantages to make positive changes in their lives. We do this by providing care and advice services, training and wellbeing workshops, and opportunities for employment.  

We are truly driven by our values of Care, Compassion, and Commitment, which have their roots in Saint Vincent de Paul, whose life was the inspiration behind the founding of NOAH. We seek to recruit trustees, staff, and volunteers who are committed to, and actively live out these values. We are a Living Wage Foundation Employer and are committed to promoting wellbeing and a work-life balance amongst our staff. 

Find out about volunteering opportunities with NOAH here


Faith Advocate Trustee

What could you bring as a trustee of a charity that is passionate about supporting people who are experiencing homelessness, extreme poverty, and other disadvantages to make positive changes in their lives?

NOAH is a charity which lives by the Christian principles of care, compassion, and commitment; inspired by the life of Saint Vincent de Paul. We exist to create a fairer and more equitable society, where the immense value and potential of people experiencing poverty and disadvantage is realised. We prevent and relieve homelessness, specialising in supporting people facing multiple disadvantage.

During our 37-year history, we have earned a reputation across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Buckinghamshire for effectively supporting those who are street homeless, especially non-UK nationals, and for helping people with very little confidence to get into work.

Currently, we operate from seven locations in Bedfordshire, and several satellites throughout the region.

Board member opportunities

There is much more for NOAH to do, and our 2021-26 strategy seeks to build on our strengths and respond to the need. We have a broad remit, an ambitious plan, and a talented and committed trustee and staff team. We are now seeking a further one or two trustees to bring new skills and experience to our Board.

Faith advocate trustee

St Vincent De Paul said, “Lord, help me make time today to serve you in those who are most in need of encouragement or assistance.” Following St Vincent’s example, NOAH supports people who have been through multiple traumatic experiences, and therefore find it very difficult to trust others. Trust is NOAH’s currency, and NOAH are trusted by those we support because we put our values of care, compassion, and commitment into practice.

NOAH’s governing document states that the charity is “established for the relief of poverty and distress and will operate on Christian principles”. To preserve these

principles, at least two trustees must be from either Christian clergy, Christian religious orders, or ‘Vincentian’ organisations such as the SVP.

We are looking for at least one additional faith advocate trustee, who shares our values, has a heart for the cause, and can demonstrate the qualifications and experience set out in the role description.

These are exciting opportunities to join the Board of a successful and ambitious organisation making a significant impact on the lives of some of the people facing severe poverty and disadvantage. If you would like to play a leading part in shaping the future of NOAH in these key roles, we would be delighted to hear from you

How to apply

Application is by CV and a cover letter, which should indicate why you are interested in applying for a Board member role and how you meet the role requirements. Please send this to

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th April, with interviews taking place mid to end of May.