Trustees x 6

Cambridge House
Unremunerated with expenses covered

Cambridge House is a social action charity in South London. Our roots lie in radical change, in a desire to tackle poverty, social inequity and injustice in the communities we serve. We’ve expanded from our Southwark roots into a regional organisation, working in communities across London. Our work is varied and far reaching, from campaigning for safer tenancy for renters, to offering free expert legal services in housing, employment and benefit law or helping support the development of social policy and practice through our research and knowledge exchange.


This is a pivotal point for our future, and new strategy. We are now seeking up to six Trustees to broaden our mix of perspectives, professionally and personally, to help us move forward successfully and with strength. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who offer depth of insight, experience or influence within one or more of the following areas:

  • Finance, for a Treasurer role (accountancy qualification essential);
  • Governance, risk and inclusion, for a potential sub-committee Chair role;
  • Sectoral experience in housing, community empowerment, academic research, digitalisation of workplace and/or service delivery processes;
  • Business expertise in charity finance and accounting, investment portfolio management, marketing, communications, media and public relations, campaigning and influencing at a national level and/or finding donors.

We are also seeking a Vice Chair. We value diversity and warmly encourage applications from disabled and LGBTQIA+ people, candidates who share lived experiences with our service users, and people from minoritised communities.

Above all, we are seeking Trustees who share a commitment to social justice and our mission, who are able to think strategically and creatively about different ways we can achieve our objectives, and who can balance principles and pragmatism to help us deliver the biggest impact we can, as quickly as we can. We need people who understand how to achieve change and are used to working with senior stakeholders across industry, government and the third sector. 

If you believe you have these skills and attributes, and are someone who holds a deep passion for a more equitable and just future, we would be very pleased to hear from you.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.

Closing date
Monday 21st April 2023

Structured discussions with top candidates
w/c Monday 1st May 2023

Informal stakeholder conversations
w/c Monday 8th or 15th May 2023

Final formal interviews
w/c Monday 15th May 2023 (tbc)