Trustees - Shelter - CLOSED

Posted 30 March 2023
Salary Unremunerated (expenses reimbursed)

Job description

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Shelter is working to mitigate the acute effects of the housing emergency, and to eliminate its underlying causes. Day by day, we fight housing injustice, secure housing rights where they are under threat, and work to change the national conversation about the right to a home and the provision of social housing. We are fiercely ambitious in pursuit of our objectives; everything we do is directed towards a strategic goal of system change.

Shelter is a great place to become a Trustee – we’ve got a crystal-clear mission, a detailed and expert plan to transform our broken housing system, and a single-minded determination to seize the present opportunity and prevent yet another generation suffering avoidable harm.

As a result of planned retirements and board renewal, we now have a number of opportunities to join our Board as a Trustee. We’re looking for people with a range of professional and personal experiences: financial experience (including an accountancy qualification) will be essential for one of the roles, and we would also like to hear from people who have held senior positions in a large, complex organisation – ideally one which operates in the civic sector, and/or campaigns for social change. Strong candidates will relish the chance to join a high-performing board, working with an extremely talented and highly motivated executive team. Collaborative, optimistic and independent-minded, you will be able to operate as an effective and influential leader within a culture that prizes integrity and accountability.

Candidates should ideally understand the trustee role, but we encourage interest from those both with and without prior board experience. Your geographical location is unimportant: we actively seek interest from candidates based in areas of the UK outside London and the Midlands. We would also encourage candidates who have experienced exclusion or discrimination, whether on the basis of their ethnicity, disability, identity, economic or educational status; and we are particularly interested in hearing from those who are experiencing the reality of the current housing crisis.

At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home; our enemy is the social injustices at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our hiring decisions we take pride in our aspiration to be inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent. We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

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Closing date: 26 April 2023.