1. Outward Housing

Board Trustee

London

We are keen to recruit Trustees who are genuinely passionate about the positive impact that good social care can make. Perhaps you already have experience as a Trustee and want a new challenge.

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Who we are

Outward is a forward-thinking and inclusive charity, working across nine London boroughs to support people to live with dignity and purpose.

We support people with learning disabilities, people on the autism spectrum, older people and young people at risk. Our work is diverse, from supporting people to live independently in their own homes and in supported accommodation settings to providing short breaks and supported holidays.


The role

We are looking for committed individuals who really want to make a difference in helping people with disabilities to live independently and can demonstrate a clear understanding of the challenges our charity and the people we support face.

We are keen to recruit Trustees who are genuinely passionate about the positive impact that good social care can make. Perhaps you already have experience as a Trustee and want a new challenge, or perhaps you have relevant skills and are looking for your first opportunity to join a Board and be involved in a large and successful charity.

Joining a charity board is a great way to contribute to your local community, develop strategic experience, further develop skills and be part of a committed team with common values and goals. It is a fantastic and fascinating way to engage in the charity sector and it’s a role which will give back just as much as you put in and more!

We are committed to ensuring our Board reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and
welcome applicants who represent the vastly diverse group of people we support and employ.

To strengthen our Board we are looking for people firstly, and most importantly, with a real commitment to empowering people who face challenges due to their life circumstance or disability. In addition, we would particularly welcome people who have additional experience in any of the following areas.
However if you feel you have other skills to offer our charity would love to hear from you;

1. Experience and knowledge in managing, inspecting, commissioning and/or
developing care and support services, particularly for people who have high care and
support needs
2. Experience as a health or social care professional, preferably in adult social care
settings
3. Experience of regulation in social care or other fields
4. Lived experience as a carer or advocate for a person with learning disability or
autism.

Making your application
Please complete the application form by downloading the Board Member Application Pack. You may submit a CV to cover your experience and qualifications as long as it covers the areas asked on the application form. Please submit your application either by email to recruitment@outward.org.uk or post marked as Private and Confidential to:

Outward Recruitment

Newlon House

4 Daneland Walk

Hale Village

London

N17 9FE

The closing date for all applications is on Wednesday 13th March 2024

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview time based on their availability. Interviews will take place at Newlon House or potentially via Zoom. A panel consisting of current Board Members including the Chair and the Chief Executive will meet with shortlisted candidates on an individual basis to ask further questions about skills and experience and to answer questions or queries from candidates. Candidates will also be interviewed by a panel of people we support/experts by experience.

Supporting document(s)

  • board-member-application-pack-2024--compressed.pdf - Download
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