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Volunteer Trustee

Milton Keynes Homelessness Partnership


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are ambitious and we need Trustees who are too. We want you to help us drive change and see an end to homelessness in Milton Keynes. Now in our 3rd year, the Milton Keynes Homelessness Partnership (MKHP) is seeking new trustees.  


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Milton Keynes, MK12 5TH

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are a network of organisations who connect to prevent and end homelessness in Milton Keynes.  We encourage, facilitate, and incubate innovative ideas, promote open exchange of good practice, promote collaboration, are insight led and have a solution-based approach. Our philosophy starts with a person-centred approach, from medical wellbeing through to better and truly affordable homes. Homelessness is many things. It’s sofa surfing. It’s living in temporary or emergency housing. It’s living in your car. You don’t have to be on the streets to feel unprotected or unwelcome. We work to elevate the voices of people with lived experience and embed a truly co-production approach to services in Milton Keynes. We encourage diversity of thought and practice and want our Trustee Board to represent Milton Keynes and all its unique facets. Our Trustee Board is a group of industry leaders who come together 4- 6 times per year and who lend their expertise to the sub-Committees. We have a small expert staff team who need a board who can inform, guide, and support the charity’s development and sustainability as we probe and seek solutions to some challenging and complex issues.  

What are we looking for?

We are searching for passionate, committed individuals who understand the complexities of homelessness and hard to reach communities, are great at what they do and want to influence change. We expect a real commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We are particularly keen to attract interest for the following roles: 1. As a homelessness sector professional you will have demonstrable experience in homelessness issues at a strategic level beyond statutory definitions, from street sleepers to hidden homeless. 2. As a housing and property professional you will have strategic knowledge and demonstrable expertise in the social/ private housing market or property investment, with an appetite for bridging the gap between the two. 3. As a finance professional you will have a strong strategic finance background, formal accountancy qualification as well as a knowledge of financial legal requirements and good practice in either commercial or charity sectors. 4. As a business development professional you will have demonstrable experience in income generation and/or business planning, including building income strategies and developing commercial offers. 5. As someone who thinks outside of the box you will have one or more specialist skills in these areas: - Public Health & Social Policy - Marketing and Communications - Membership Organisations - Public Affairs - Charity law - Digital Development Applicants do not have to have been a trustee before, if they have the skills and experience we are looking for. We are particularly interested in hearing from professionals with lived experience of homelessness, in whatever form that might take. We encourage applications from across the UK, as well as Milton Keynes itself

What difference will you make?

If you are a passionate, committed individual who is an expert in your own area, understands the complexities of the environment within which operate and want to roll up your sleeves and help us achieve change, then we want to hear from you. We expect a real commitment and appetite for doing things differently. We expect each Trustee to champion the voice of people with lived experience and embrace equality, diversity, and inclusion.


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