Are you passionate about mental health and wellbeing?

The Stafford and Cannock League of Hospital Friends (The League) is one of the area’s major charities providing supported housing for vulnerable people.

We can demonstrate a direct correlation between hospitals and a public benefit through The League’s charitable efforts in providing supported housing, making a huge positive difference to these individuals.

The charity offers a range of specialised supported housing including a “dry house” for individuals requiring a higher level of support and recovery from an addiction and also services to the armed forces community.

The League also operates catering outlets and ward support services to three hospital in the area, Cannock Chase, St Georges and Stafford General Hospitals.

Situated in Stafford, the head office is under the direct control of a Chief Executive and employs professional, qualified, support, financial and admin support staff. The League has close links with leading funding and referral agencies in the local area.

Awareness around mental health has increased rapidly in recent years and we are seeing a much greater demand for our services, the care, support and assistance being perceived as of the very highest quality. 


We are recruiting several new trustees to add to our talented management board and help develop our work. 

We are looking for qualified people who have the desire and a strong commitment to the value that our services provide to the local our local community.

You will play a vital role in providing leadership, scrutiny and support. Your commitment and effort are required so that we can ensure delivery of our mission now and assist in the future growth and meeting the demand for our services.

We are keen to hear from anyone who has the skills and expertise that these roles demand and who would like to work with us to tackle mental health problems across our communities.

We are particularly interested in people with a background in 

  • Fundraising in the Charity Sector, 
  • Mental Health and Well Being
  • Social Housing
  • People who understand the role that technology is playing in transforming everything that we do.

Above all we want to talk to people with the credibility, passion and determination to make a massive, yes really, massive difference within our communities.


As a Trustee you will be responsible as part of the Board of trustees for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals..


In first instance please call our Chief Exec Martin Thornley on 01785 413233. We would then like a personal statement (one page should suffice) setting out your areas of interest and describing why you should join the League’s management board.

One to one discussions with the Chairman and Chief Exec will will be held in December, and we envisage that new trustees will take up the role early in the new year.