We are looking for a Chair and Trustees!

Accommodation Concern are looking forward to welcoming up to three new trustees to our board. The Trustees are jointly responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals.

This is an opportunity to be part of a regenerating charity with a key role in the town focused on alleviating poverty locally.

We have identified that our organisation will particularly benefit from skills in fundraising, marketing, finance and an understanding of the challenges around the running of a small charity that is growing. We are also fully committed to increasing the diversity of our board.

A more diverse board will:

– understand better the needs of all sections of the community
– offer a broader range of perspectives about issues
– be more creative in generating ideas and solutions
– improve decision making.

To this end we want to recruit people with different skills, life experiences and from different backgrounds.

We would especially welcome applications from those who have experienced homelessness in any form or are from an ethnic minority background.

We are also looking for a new Chair to join us. Our current Chair will remain on the board, as Vice Chair initially, to support the new incumbent. Please note that this vacancy has arisen as our Chair’s job role has changed and they cannot commit the hours they believe the charity deserves.

To request further information and a recruitment pack, and to apply, please contact Rachel Mallows, our external support with the recruitment of Trustees, in the first instance (rachel@themallowscompany.com)

To apply please submit your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation and how your skills would add value to the board. Rachel will speak to every applicant, and if necessary organise a quick online meeting to chat about the opportunities in more detail.

Closing date: 26th June 2024