Action Homeless seeks Chair & Trustees

N.B. This recruitment round closed on Monday 18th September. Future Trustee recruitment opportunities will be announced here .


Action Homeless are looking for a new Chair to lead our existing Board of Trustees, providing strategic oversight to improve the lives of people affected by homelessness in Leicestershire.

You will join the organisation at an exciting time of development as we embark on a new 5 year strategy. You will provide strategic leadership for the Board, ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of the organisation. Working in partnership with the Chief Executive, you will support Action Homeless in achieving its mission to break the cycle of chronic homelessness and prevent people from having to sleep rough.

Action Homeless is a well-established charity and has been part of the Leicester community for 50 years. As an ambitious and forward thinking organisation with clear aims and objectives, we’re seeking a Chair with experience of driving growth and development with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can provide highly effective leadership.

To find out more please download our Chair role description and person specification

Interested in becoming a Trustee?

We are also seeking new Trustees, with a variety of skills and backgrounds to join the Board. You will become part of a dynamic and committed team providing strategic oversight to improve the lives of people affected by homelessness in Leicestershire.

Full details can be found here: Trustee role description and person specification

You will need to be able to commit the necessary time and energy to Action Homeless, attend bi-monthly board and sub-committee meetings, have a real interest in the aims of the charity and demonstrate independent judgement and consistently high standards.

For an informal conversation about the roles please contact Mark Grant, Chief Executive, on 07949153721. To apply please send a CV along with a covering letter stating what you could bring to the role to

Closing date: Monday 18th September 2023

 “Being a trustee of Action Homeless has given me the opportunity to learn more about the issues that create homelessness and to understand how those issues can be addressed.  At the same time I am able to bring my skills and experience to the work of the board.”

Maggie Pankhurst, Action Homeless Trustee