Director / Trustee

Remote, with quarterly meetings in London or Oxford
Contractor/Self Employed

Greater Change Summary 

In the last 3 years Greater Change has grown into a leading social enterprise, building technology that helps people leave homelessness behind for good. So far, we've supported over 400 people experiencing homelessness across Oxfordshire, London, West Sussex and Essex. In 2019 we supported 25 people, in 2020 we supported 136 people and in 2021 we supported 239 people. Of these people, so far, over 2⁄3 have left homelessness behind long term. 

Greater Change was incubated by one of the UK’s most respected charities, Aspire Oxfordshire, (Guardian Charity of the year 2014) as well as Oxford University Innovation. Additionally, we’ve attracted grant funding and social investment from some of the biggest names in the sector. GC has received extensive press coverage including on certain days being in the most read Guardian articles and the most watched BBC video. 

At the end of February we closed a crowdfunded social investment round on Ethex, hitting our target of raising £400,000 to help us reach our long term objectives. In 2022 we are expecting to: 

  1. Begin a national pilot 
  2. support 500 people 

Responsibilities 

  • Act as an adviser to the Chief Executive Officer and founding director 
  • Assist with building a pipeline of new corporate, charity and council relationships 
  • Work to ensure ethical and responsible decision making by the Board 
  • Aid in reviewing key plans and strategy of the company 

Preferred Experience 

One or more of the following is desired, but not essential: 

  • Someone who has worked in a role that frequently interacts with local or central
    government eg. a consultancy that works on government projects 
  • Someone who has worked as a senior executive within a medium to large sized firm or
    at the same level within a financial institution 
  • Someone who has experience in scaling a company or charity

Skills/qualities preferred 

  • Strong financial literacy
  • Ability to understand the points of view of multiple stakeholders and manage the process
    of coming to agreements when points of view differ
  • A professional network that includes people working either in local or central government
  • A professional network that includes people in medium sized financial institutions or consultancies

What we offer 

  • The opportunity to be part of scaling an innovative social enterprise, that has already proven itself to have transformative impact
  • Flexible hours and location - all our current board members are able to manage their responsibilities alongside full time jobs
  • A professional network that includes people working either in local or central government
  • A professional network that includes people in medium sized financial institutions or consultancies

How to apply

Please contact alex@greaterchange.co.uk to arrange talking about the role in more detail. Please include a few sentences about why you are interested along with your CV.