The History of Emmaus in the UK

Invitation to tender for a six-month project on the history of Emmaus. The project will run from August 2015 to February 2016. Further information and application forms on Emmaus website or email Katie Earnshaw, (Policy and Research Officer) for more details. Closing date for applications: 26th June 2015.

Invitation to tender

Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get back on their feet again. There are currently 25 communities in the UK which together provide home and work for over 600 people who have experienced homelessness.

In 2016, Emmaus will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in the UK and to mark its quarter-centenary is seeking to commission research into the history of the organisation’s development. The project will involve interviews with people who were key in establishing the first UK communities, as well as some of the first Emmaus companions, as residents are known.

The aims of the study are to preserve Emmaus’s oral heritage; build understanding of how Emmaus has developed in the UK; create a small archive of significant written materials and photographs; and produce a range of resources that will be used as part of celebrations of Emmaus’s 25th anniversary. The research outputs that are sought include a short written chronology of Emmaus’s history; recordings and summaries of interviews with up to 30 key stakeholders; four new short videos for Emmaus’s website; and a small documentary archive.
For further information, see or contact Katie Earnshaw, Policy and Research Officer, on

Region: National

Location: Flexible – research visits to several Emmaus communities will be required

Duration: The project should be completed by February 2016

Working hours: Invitation to tender

Working area: National

Salary: Invitation to tender

Post commences: 2015/08/01

Closing date for applications: 26th June 2015

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