• Job Reference: 00000516-1
  • Date posted: 18 November 2021
  • Recruiter: The Zacchaeus 2000 Trust
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/benefits: Expenses paid
  • Sector: Equality & Diversity, Family Welfare, Homelessness, Housing
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Do you have some time to spare and a passion for making a difference?

We are looking for three people to join our Board of Trustees to ensure we make our vision a reality.

Z2K’s vision is that no individual in the UK should be living in poverty. We believe that adequate, secure income and housing are key to creating a more equal society where everyone has the chance of a stable and dignified life. Our committed team deliver social welfare advice and representation alongside policy influencing and campaigning in pursuit of our vision. 

It is an exciting time to join our Board as we begin to develop a new three-year strategy with the opportunity to utilise your skills and talents to contribute to shaping our future direction. Ideally, we are looking for candidates with knowledge or experience of:

  • The social welfare advice sector or policy influencing. This includes lived experience of our social security and/or housing systems.
  • Co-production and participatory processes.
  • Charity fundraising strategy development and implementation.

You do not necessarily need previous board experience. You will receive a full induction and will be supported by other Board Members and the Chief Executive in your role. We seek to increase the diversity of our board and therefore would particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of our social security and/or housing systems, from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities/long term health conditions or other underrepresented backgrounds.

The board usually meets 4 to 5 times a year with 2 sub-committees which also meet quarterly. 


How to apply

 Please download our candidate pack for more information about the role.

If you'd like to apply to be a Z2K Trustee, we ask you to provide on no more than two sides of A4:

  1. A summary of your background, experience and skills.
  2. A summary of why you're interested in Z2K.
  3. A statement demonstrating how your values, skills, knowledge and experience meet the Person Specification.
  4. 4. How we can contact you. We welcome and encourage evidence of experience from both work and non-work settings such as volunteering and personal life.

Please be as specific as you can about how you think you meet the person specification we are looking for, as this will help the selection panel.

Please send this – marked Confidential – to by 9th January 2022.

Please also complete our Equality Monitoring form. This is anonymous and completely separate from your application. It helps us monitor the range of people we're engaging so that we can keep our work connected with all the communities we serve.

The recruitment process will include meetings with Trustees and the Chief Executive. For an informal conversation with our Chief Executive, or for more information, please email Anela Anwar. If you have any particular support needs in relation to the application process, please email Tanya Sutton or contact her on 020 7259 0801 (press option1 & ext. 211) to discuss how we can support you.

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