Chair

Homeless Link
Flexible with meetings held in London
Voluntary basis with expenses reimbursed
Hackney

Homeless Link is the membership body for frontline homelessness services in England. We work to improve policy and practice within the homelessness sector, produce original research and campaign to secure policy change to both reduce and prevent homelessness. Together our members are a movement of over 800 organisations from all across the country, united in a belief that everyone deserves a safe place to live and the support they need to keep it. We fund this through our membership fees, grants raised from trusts and foundations and success of our social enterprises services - particularly In-Form, the UK’s leading case management system for homelessness services, which represent half our annual turnover.

THE ROLE

As our Chair you will play a key role in our strategic direction and impact. We have a strong Chief Executive, a refreshed strategy and a clear set of values which place inclusion and empowerment at the heart of our work. You will therefore be a strategic and visionary leader, passionate, collaborative and values driven, with experience of influencing change across a diverse range of partners in a complex environment. You will have a solid understanding of governance alongside the ability to skilfully balance diverse perspectives and foster collaboration around shared goals and your demonstrable commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion will be central to the way in which you work. You do not need to have come directly from the homelessness sector, although you will bring an appreciation of the factors which influence homelessness. Fundamentally you will bring a deep commitment to our belief that by working together we can and will end homelessness.

Being our Chair at Homeless Link, whilst being an unremunerated position, is very much about a commitment to delivering the excellent governance and strategic leadership that Homeless Link requires and supporting and positively challenging the Executive Team to ensure that the organisation thrives and delivers its strategy and manifesto to end homelessness for good. We can offer you the opportunity to work with a diverse range of talented and dedicated people to truly influence the lives of millions of people both now and in the future. 

INFORMATION

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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
2nd September 2024

First stage discussions
w/c 9th and 16th September 2024

Agreement of the shortlist
mid September 2024

Final interviews
w/c 30th September 2024

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