The Centre was set up in 2018, in response to the need for an independent voice to champion the better use of rigorous evidence in preventing and tackling homelessness in its widest sense, going well beyond rough sleeping. The work therefore involves both policy and practice, and working with a range of other organisations and perspectives: we will only achieve our goals by drawing on the expertise both of academics and of people with lived experience of homelessness themselves, and by securing change in both policy and practice across a range of services, ie not just the “homelessness sector” itself.
To complement the skills and experience already on the board, we are looking particularly for members with the following attributes:
In addition, we are keen to strengthen the diversity of the board in a number of ways, to ensure we have as wide a range of perspectives as possible to make for better decisions:
We are looking for board members with the following qualities:
If you would like to help shape and drive an organisation which is starting to make a real impact on one of the major challenges of our time, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
If you would like an informal discussion with the Chair, Andrew Hudson, please contact him via email@example.com.
To apply formally, please send your CV and a supporting statement of no more than two pages, explaining why you are interested in the role, and what you would bring, both in terms of general skills and the specific points mentioned above. Please also let us have the names of two referees, though we will not contact them until after the panel interviews.
All this should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for these applications is midday on 3rd November.
There will be interviews with the Chair and a panel of board members and staff in mid-November (we plan for slots on 10th, 17th, and 19th). Depending on the number of applications, we may have some telephone conversations before the final panel.