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This is a voluntary position & as such does not pay a salary
Closing date
2 Dec 2021

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Trustees & Chair
Housing & Homelessness
Part Time
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Harris Hill is delighted to be working with a leading housing charity to recruit two new Trustees.

This is an exciting time to join the board as we convert our growth ambitions and improvement plans into action across our 1,500 homes throughout the UK. Our Trustees play a pivotal role in supporting the executive team and ensuring that we operate to the highest standards of charity governance. We are looking for new board members to help us improve the lives of veterans and their families in need, by providing quality, affordable homes.

Job title: Trustee (x2)
Job location: Alban Dobson House, Green Ln, Morden SM4 5NS
Salary: This is a voluntary position & as such does not pay a salary. Reasonable expenses are reimbursed.
Term of office: Trustees are appointed for a three-year term, with the opportunity for a further six years on re-appointment.

Role responsibilities:

- Contributing to at least four board meetings, a strategy offsite and four sub-committee meetings a year. These are usually held during business hours in
- Central London or at our home in Morden;
- Develop a good understanding of the organisation's operations and the environment in which we operate. This will include meeting the people we help and the teams that support them;
- Help the board ensure the highest standards of governance and strategic focus;
- Monitor the performance of activities in a constructive and inquisitive way;
- Making time, skills, and experience available to the charity and its executive (in and outside of regular board meetings)

Our Trustees:

- Bring a range of diverse professional and real-world experience to the Board;
- Have a strong empathy with the Armed Services community;
- Are articulate communicators with integrity and a strong commitment to the organisation and the people we help;
- Are committed to the highest standards of charity governance.
- Previous trustee experience before is not necessary as we will provide new trustees with support and training.

We are particularly looking to enhance the board with skills & experience in the following:

- Housing (particularly social or charitable housing)
- Finance and Risk
- Charitable fundraising would be an advantage

If you would like to receive an Information Pack on how to apply, please send a CV in confidence to our consultant Nick Shanks at

For an informal and confidential conversation about either position, please contact Nick at the above address with your contact details, and suitable times to chat.

Please note: responding to this advertisement will not in itself be considered an application. We will need a CV and a supporting statement addressing the full person specification in the information pack.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 26th November 2021

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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