London, Greater London Edinburgh, Edinburgh

This role is unremunerated but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed

Permanent, Part-time

Job Description

Does your strong track record of achievement in your chosen field include experience of leading structural and cultural change at scale? Then join Shelter as a Trustee and you could soon be supporting and championing our objectives and mission and using your skills and knowledge to further them.

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

About the role

We currently have two vacancies on our Board and are looking for outstanding individuals who are motivated by, and committed to our purpose and excited by the scale and challenge of our strategic ambition. Our highest priority is to increase the diversity of background, experience and thinking represented by the Board so that we more closely reflect the communities we work with and are opened up to new perspectives. We are also specifically looking for one new trustee who understands the distinctive political and economic context in which our teams in Scotland operate and who would be prepared to join our Scotland Committee, which has oversight of these services and generally meets in Edinburgh.

About you
Committed to challenging social injustice, you understand the non-executive director role and how it can most effectively support the work of an Executive Team. You’re also familiar with the specific duties and accountabilities of the charity trustee role and believe in board collective responsibility. A willingness to share knowledge, experience and expertise and access to useful contacts in other organisations is important too. What's more, you must be willing and able to commit time to understanding the charity beyond Board and Board committee meetings, including some visits across England and Scotland.

We have put together a range of materials about Shelter and these trustee roles for you to look through on a dedicated microsite. If you believe you can make an important contribution to our cause, please do get in touch