Chair, Action Homeless

  • Job Reference: 00000036-1
  • Date posted: 23 October 2017
  • Recruiter: Peridot Partners Ltd
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/benefits: Un-remunerated with reasonable expenses
  • Sector: Homelessness
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

Action Homeless is the largest homeless charity working in Leicester and Leicestershire and every night we house 150 people who experience homelessness. We aim to give our clients the best possible service, providing accommodation for those in crisis, tailored support to help them overcome any issues and long-term housing to foster independence. We also provide training, volunteering and employment opportunities through our social enterprise trust, Action Trust.

With a strong track record of success, we have helped over 20,000 people in Leicester who have been affected by homelessness and 95% of our clients move into their own homes once they leave our service. We are an ambitious and client-centred organisation, respected for our expertise and the high-quality accommodation and services we offer but we want to do more. As we embark on our next strategy, focusing on ‘Housing First’ principles, we now seek a new Chair to lead and deliver our plans and shape our exciting future direction.

To help us achieve our aims we’re looking for our ideal candidate to possess a strategic track record of delivering growth and development in their field. Commercially savvy with the ability to help us to effectively evaluate and assess risk your experience will also help us consider new sources of funding and financial modelling to enable us to purchase and renovate more properties. Preferably experienced as a trustee, and perhaps an existing Chair, you will be equipped with the skills to get the best out of the board & stimulate modern and progressive governance.

As we embark on a bold and ambitious strategy we seek a similarly bold and ambitious Chair who shares our commitment to effectively tackling homelessness and enabling our clients to achieve independent living.

If you are interested in this opportunity to lead a growing and impactful organisation further information can be found at

If you would like an informal conversation about the role you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners, Philippa Fabry on 077722 902071 or at or Julie Hacon 07753 249383 or

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 13th November 2017