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Trustee with Registered Provider Experience at Turning Tides

Turning Tides has been supporting homeless and insecurely housed people in Worthing and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. The Charity has grown considerably and now offers services across other areas of West Sussex, including Horsham, Mid Sussex and Littlehampton. During the last financial year we worked with 938 clients across all our projects. We have a highly committed and effective volunteer community of nearly 400 and around 150 paid staff. Our vision is for a community where no person needs to sleep out and everyone has the potential to fulfil their potential.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

The voluntary Trustee role has various responsibilities such as governing the affairs of the Charity and ensuring it is financially sound. In order to increase our housing provision we are currently seeking registration as a Housing Association. We are, therefore, seeking to strengthen our Board by appointing someone who has substantial experience of working within a registered provider environment.

What induction, training and support is offered?

Should you have any questions about the role, please direct to sarah.clark@turning-tides.org.uk 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?

Apart from the registered provider experience, no specific qualifications are necessary for the role. 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.

We are fortunate having a number of very experienced Trustees on the Board and we can, therefore, provide comprehensive support to someone who has no previous experience of being a Trustee.

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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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