Sussex Nightstop is a registered charity working to prevent vulnerable young people and adults from becoming homeless and facing the terrible risks associated with homelessness such as sexual exploitation, drug use, coercion in to criminal activity and radicalisation. One of 30+ Nightstop operations across the country, our organisation unlocks a community solution – brokering people at risk of homelessness with volunteer hosts who offer safe accommodation – a fundamental human need. The problem of homelessness is very visible on the streets, but people feel helpless. Nightstop provides a vehicle to bring those things together with people who need it.
We are seeking up to 3 new people to join our Board of Trustees to help ensure we make the best possible use of our resources and to provide leadership around our ongoing strategic development.
We particularly welcome applications from anyone with a background / experience in:
- Housing, homelessness and/or mental health
- Developing strategic partnerships
- Service-user engagement
If selected you would be provided with a comprehensive induction, buddied by an existing trustee and join our fabulous board of skilled professionals (accountant, senior researcher, charity CEO, service directors), who are connected by a shared passion to support people at risk of homelessness.
This is a voluntary (unpaid) role, requiring you to attend a minimum of 5 meetings per year and contribute between meetings (usually around ½ day a month). We can pay out of pocket expenses.
To find out more, or express an interest, please email Dr Ceri Davies-Tyrie, Chair of the Board of Trustees, via [email protected]
Interest to be registered by Friday 15 May with interviews to be scheduled in the last two weeks of May 2020.
Sussex Nightstop understands and celebrates the additional breadth and strength that comes with a mixture of skills, experiences, background and personal attributes and welcome all applications regardless of faith, age, disability, ethnicity and sexual orientation.