Trustee with Lived Experience at Turning Tides

Turning Tides, a leading homelessness Charity dedicated to ending local homelessness, is looking for a Trustee with Lived Experience to join our dynamic Team. As a Trustee you will play a pivotal role in shaping our Charity’s strategies and policies, ensuring they remain focused on empowering individuals to rebuild lives and achieve their ambitions.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

-Meaningful Impact- As a Trustee with Lived Experience, you will bring invaluable insights and first-hand experience to our decision-making Turning Tides is committed to the co-production of its activities with clients and staff. As part of this effort, in addition to the general Trustee responsibilities, we are seeking someone with lived experience who can connect with people who use our services, providing essential input to Board decisions.
-Collaborative Environment: As a Trustee, you will work closely with fellow Board members, staff, clients, and volunteers within a supportive and collaborative environment where your voice will be heard and
Personal Growth- This is a great opportunity to develop a wide skill set as you guide and contribute to some of the inspirational work which takes place at Turning You will learn a lot about the charity sector along the way and see how your unique strengths and experience are an important part of the bigger picture.
-Inspiring Change- You will have the opportunity to inspire others and demonstrate how personal experience can be a catalyst for meaningful
Support – We are fortunate to have very supportive Trustees on the Board and we can, therefore, provide comprehensive support to someone who has no previous experience of being a Trustee.

What induction, training and support is offered?

Should you have any questions about the Trustee role, please direct any enquiries to who will be happy to help. Sarah has supported the Board of Trustees over several years as part of her role PA to the Chief Executive

What skills or qualities are needed?

-Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders
-personal experience of homelessness and a good understanding of the challenges faced by others in a similar circumstance
-apart from lived experience, no specific qualifications are necessary for the In terms of individual qualities, we are seeking someone who is a good listener and communicator and is willing to have difficult conversations and challenge when appropriate. Above all we are looking for someone who really wants to --make a difference to homelessness in West Sussex

Due to potential conflicts of interest current staff and clients cannot be considered for this role

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Date added

18th September 2023


Turning Tides


Can be done at home
City wide

Deadline for applications

29 Sep 2023


Homeless people People with drugs/alcohol problems People with health problems People with mental health problems


Being a committee member/trustee

Disabled access?


Expenses paid?


Childcare available?


Contact name

Sarah Clark

Phone number

01903 680740 EXT. 234

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