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1625 Independent People

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Are you looking for a way to give back to the community and use your experience and skills to support a charity?
If you have a passion to tackle youth homelessness and see the next generation thrive, 1625 Independent People would love to hear from you. 

Board Member Opportunities (Voluntary) - Treasurer

We are looking to appoint a new Treasurer to take 1625 Independent People (1625ip) forward to its next stage of growth:
Treasurer:  with a background in accountancy you will support the Corporate Services Director with the organisation’s financial reporting and governance and Chair the Finance Committee
Experience of Care or Homelessness, through professional or personal experience, would be advantageous but this is not essential.
We are keen to receive applications from people who help us reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. This includes candidates from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) community and individuals living with a disability as well as younger adults.

About the Role

As a Board Member, you will use your skills, knowledge and experience to work collaboratively with the organisation’s executive team to achieve the highest standards of operational performance throughout 1625ip. Your robust and thorough approach will help 1625ip have maximum impact and build resilience.

There are 4 Board meetings a year, 4 additional committee meetings a year, an annual AGM and several events with service users which are not compulsory but are very informative and fun. 


WEB-LOGO-COLOUR-2018.pngAbout 1625 Independent People

1625ip has been working with young people in the South West for over 30 years. We are award winning experts in providing services for young homeless people, care leavers and young offenders.  Despite multiple and complex needs, over 80% of the young people we support go on to succeed.

We provide much more than just a safe home for young people. We give them a network of people they can trust and a range of specialist support in areas, for example mental health and jobs coaching.  We offer young people opportunities they’ve never had giving them a chance to believe in themselves, take healthy risks and to play a positive part in our communities. 

 In further 2019 we are developing:

  • New affordable move-on housing linked to education and employment
  • Reboot West - One of the UK’s 3 Social Impact Bonds for care leavers, to provide the emotional and practical support so they are ready for education and employment
  • Exciting new models of delivery for housing with support

Be our Treasurer and help us on this exciting journey.

How to Apply

If you believe you have the skills, drive and enthusiasm to help young people thrive, then please get in touch.  If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Dom Wood (CEO) or Jo Lea-Jones (Corporate Services Director) on 0117 3178800.

To apply please click here

You can send your application by email to:

Or, by post to: HR Department, Independent People, Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 OER

Decisions on applications are made at Board level with the CEO making recommendations beforehand.

Closing date for applications: 14th June 2019

Interviews will be soon after


Equal opportunities for everyone

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff to do this and to have appropriate criminal and reference checks. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check.

We believe ex-offenders should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. Having a criminal record does not automatically mean you can’t work here. We will take the time to consider the offence, the role and the risk.

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. Our workforce should represent our community.

We do everything we can to make sure our recruitment opportunities don’t have barriers for disabled applicants. If you have a disability and need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process please let us know as soon as possible.

Some examples of types of adjustments we can make are:
- If you have dyslexia and need extra time during assessments, this can be agreed.
- If you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility we can make sure your interview is in an accessible room.
- If you have back pain and need to stretch we can provide breaks in an interview.

If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process, please contact as soon as possible to let us know.


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