Trustees - Centre for Homelessness Impact - CLOSED

Posted 20 November 2023
Salary Voluntary

Job description

The Centre for Homelessness Impact, part of the What Works network, was founded in 2018 to act as a catalyst for evidence-led change to enable breakthrough results. The Centre believes that homelessness is an issue that can be solved sustainably. Yes, it’s an ambitious goal, and they recognise that lasting change will require collective efforts across a complex system; but are determined to address root causes, not just symptoms.

The Centre's task is to assemble and communicate the evidence that will support policy making at local, regional or national level, and help front-line staff to use that evidence and data. And the need for their work has never been more acute – with homelessness increasing rapidly not only in cities, but also in towns and even villages across the country, an evidence-based set of policy recommendations is critically important. The coming years are likely to produce significant change in their operating context, and they want to make sure that they have the capability required to address every opportunity. As the Centre begins the work of developing their next five-year strategy, it’s an excellent point to take stock of progress, evaluate what’s changed since they were founded, and refresh their approach for the next five years.

As part of the board renewal process, they now seek a number of new Trustees to take the mission forward. We would like to hear from people with well-developed, broad-based organisational leadership skills, who share the Centre's conviction that it’s time to put their shoulder to the wheel of lasting social change. In terms of your individual profile, the most important thing is that that you wholeheartedly want to see the change they're working to make, and are ready to help make it happen. However, we would be particularly keen to hear from those who have skills in programme management, financial management, communications and / or strategy. The time commitment is expected to be around 6 hours a month, including four full board meetings, an away-day and some committee meetings each year.

The Centre for Homelessness Impact are proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and are committed to celebrating and supporting diversity. They know they will thrive on it for the benefit of their employees, products and services, and the community. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and particularly welcome applications from people with experiences of homelessness.

For more information, please visit If you have any queries which are not covered in the candidate materials, you can email us at Alternative formats for candidate information may be requested at your initial contact.

Closing date: 17 December 2023.