Youth Concern is seeking a Housing Trustee to join its board in order to provide property management guidance at our two sites: the Drop-In Centre and our supported accommodation project, The Next Step.
This is a new trustee role that reflects the board’s recognition of the importance of managing our new split site operations.
- Support the CEO in maintaining good relationships with both landlords
- Support the Drop-In Centre and The Next Step Project Managers in all aspects related to their sites, for example ensuring our premises meet legal requirements and follow best practice
- Advise as necessary on health and safety, repairs and maintenance projects and fire safety
- Work closely with the CEO to advise the trustees on improvement or relocation opportunities
- Review and recommend current and future strategic resourcing, annual budgets and plans to the Trustee board
- Keep the board informed about its duties and responsibilities regarding both sites
- Be involved in ad hoc projects to support the CEO and/or charity, generally in an area of your existing expertise
- Advise the Project Managers where necessary to ensure that all interventions at either property are underpinned by Youth Concern’s charitable objectives
We are looking for someone with:
- experience in property management, property development, social housing or specialist accommodation
- good current knowledge of property law, policy and practice and ability to keep up to date with developments
- high standards of personal integrity and professionalism
- the ability to build and develop strong, supporting working relationships with other trustees and the CEO
- flexibility to respond to emails, occasionally at short notice
Youth Concern is committed to being more representative of the communities we serve at board level. We would therefore particularly welcome applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, including lived experience relevant to the work of Youth Concern.
What's in it for the volunteer?
Coronavirus has increased the gap between the haves and the have nots. Not all young people have the same opportunities. Youth Concern believes that every young person has the right to be fed, to a safe home, to a good education and to employment. In becoming our Company Secretary, you will be helping young people to succeed in life. And because:
- you believe a few hours a month is a good investment of your time to help turn young people’s lives around;
- you want to give something back;
- your skill set will benefit a local charity as it grows and develops;
- you want to be part of Youth Concern’s success story.
- 6 trustees’ meetings per year (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)
- 1 AGM per year (June)
- Occasional interim meetings
- Trustees give approximately 3-8 hours monthly
Location: generally, meetings are held in Aylesbury. Some meetings are held online.
Remuneration: this is a voluntary role. Expenses will be reimbursed in line with our expenses policy.
How to apply
Applications are through Reach TrusteeWorks. Please email your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work for the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information. For an informal conversation about this opportunity please email the TrusteeWorks team email@example.com to arrange a call with Youth Concern.
Deadline: 20 Aug 2021