Trustee Board Member - Strategic knowledge of residential property investment and development

Job Title: Trustee Board Member - Strategic knowledge of residential property investment and development
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J68975
Contact Name: Rachel Ord
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 23, 2020 16:56

Job Description

FitzRoy, a pioneering national charity transforming lives for the most vulnerable, seeks a credible and passionate residential property and housing expert to guide the property strategy, a key element in the long-term strategy.

As part of FitzRoy’s Board, you will be responsible for the overall governance & strategic direction of the charity. This includes ensuring the charity has a clear vision & ensuring financial stability & compliance with relevant governing documents, laws & regulatory guidelines.

About you

Strategic in your approach with a commitment to FitzRoy values, you will use your experiences to ensure FitzRoy continues to thrive in a turbulent sector. As part of a Board of highly skilled trustees, you will make challenging decisions for the future of FitzRoy, engage in stimulating conversation & stretch your skills to experience a truly rewarding role.

At this time, we are seeking Trustee’s with in-depth knowledge & expertise within residential property and housing, who have the credibility and passion to make a difference. Knowledge of social care or the housing association sector would be a benefit as is experience of charity governance.

What are we looking for?

As a national charity, with services across England, we are keen to reflect diversity on our board and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We strive for board diversity and particularly encourage applications from candidates with lived experience of the disability sector, women and BAME candidates.

A commitment to our values: 
We see the person. FitzRoy began with one mother’s belief in her child, and still today we see the unique value in every person we help.
We are brave. We stand beside people with disabilities and their families, and together we face our challenges wherever we find them.
We are creative. We dare to imagine a world where people are treated as equals regardless of their disability.

The board currently meets online and there is an expected commitment of approximately 12 days year.

What difference will you make?

As a Trustee, you will enjoy transforming lives for some of the most vulnerable in our society. Your expertise, supported by a very capable Board of Trustees, will ensure we are one of the few learning disability organisations to thrive and grow through a tough funding climate. Government austerity and cuts in funding continue to drive challenges within the sector, yet FitzRoy continues to remain steadfast and resilient, even throughout the coronavirus crisis. Our operating income has grown from £27M (16/17) to £33M (18/19), and continues to keep the people who use our services at the heart of our work.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

FitzRoy was set up over 50 years ago by brave parents who turned their backs on the oppressive norms of the time, and gave people with disabilities the chance to live in homes in communities. Their vision helped to change the expectations of people with disabilities and their families, and today we are proud to continue this legacy. Through FitzRoy, the people we support have every chance to reach their potential, enjoy life in their communities, and live a life not defined by a disability. By joining us you will have the satisfaction of contributing to this work, as you help us deliver our mission.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via Reach in the first instance. Please provide your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work for the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information.

Please apply before 18th October 2020. Applications received after this time may be considered should there still be places available.