Homeless Oxfordshire seeks new Trustee – legal skills sought
Homeless Oxfordshire is on a mission to enable homeless people to have a safe space in which they can begin to take control of their own lives. We provide a wide range of short-term accommodation with access to high quality support and initiatives. Our aim is that homeless people will learn how to manage a tenancy, have improved self-esteem, a more positive self-identity and gain the skills that will enable them to move on, live and succeed with greater independence.
We are at an exciting juncture as we embark on the second year of our corporate strategy, focusing on transitioning our property portfolio. We are working to ensure greater choice and flexibility in the provision of our accommodation, working with social property investors to transform our existing portfolio and to expand our reach so that we continue to have a meaningful and sustainable impact on increasingly vulnerable homeless people.
What we’re looking for
We are looking to grow and diversify our Board of Trustees; whether you’re an experienced Trustee or wanting to take your first step at Board level, we want to hear from you. We are at an exciting time of our development as we look to deepen the impact of our work.
Our new Trustees will have skills or experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Human resources / People management
- Property management and property development
- Legal (charity, employment, H&S)
- Fundraising & campaigning
- Health & safety / safeguarding
We welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds, and particularly those who represent the communities we work within and have an understanding of social action.
As a Trustee you will have:
- Induction & training
- Opportunities to make strategic decisions & develop new skills
- Opportunities to network with senior professionals
- Influence to share innovative projects
- The chance to improve accommodation and services for homeless people.
The expected time commitment is four Trustee meetings per year (meetings are currently held on MS Teams, on Wednesdays 5.30pm – 7pm, or in Oxford), and some additional working groups or task-and-finish groups.
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