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8 months ago
999 Club Trustee Positions (X4)
Location: Lewisham, South London
The 999 Club is a small, community charity making a big impact on ending rough sleeping in Lewisham. They offer a range of services for homeless people, from those sleeping rough, to those who are vulnerably housed; sofa surfing or living in temporary accommodation. People who have nowhere to live can come to our Gateway centre to have a shower, do their laundry, and eat breakfast and can also access healthcare from visiting nurses, mental health workers and health professionals.
The 999 Club Advice and Support service offers guidance so that people can identify what help they are entitled to through housing provision and benefits, and maintains strong links with private landlords willing to accept former rough sleepers as tenants. They also provide individual support, including accompanying people to appeals and court hearings.
They are now looking for 4 new Trustees to join their Board. The role of Trustee is highly rewarding, with key responsibilities being to:
Ensure that the Charity is governed effectively
- Work in partnership with the Chief Executive to ensure that the organisation has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and that the organisation, the Trustees and the Chief Executive are focused on achieving these
- Work within the Board to ensure future sustainability, in terms of the impact of activities against assessed need and financial sustainability
- Ensure that the Board is monitoring performance through reports provided by the Chief Executive and senior staff
- To take a particular interest, or by agreement lead role, in any areas of specialist expert knowledge
The successful candidate will ideally have a strong interest in homelessness. You will demonstrate outstanding leadership and management skills, with the ability to take a considered and clear view on strategic issues and vision. The successful candidate will have significant understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship. A knowledge of one of the following would be advantageous:
- Property/Asset Management/Development
- Law - particularly Charity Law
- Housing and Homelessness
- Customer Care
The role of a Trustee is a voluntary, unpaid, non-executive appointment. The role requires a commitment of approximately one day per month, with the capacity to flex upwards should the need arise. The Board meets four – six times per year.
To view the appointment brief and full details of how to apply please click here.
To apply for the role please send an up to date CV and Supporting Statement outlining why you are interesting in working for the 999 Club to Faye Marshall firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: Monday 11th January at 9.00am