The 999 Club now seeks to appoint a new Chair as the incumbent Chair steps down in July this year after a 5 year tenure. Having guided the organisation through developing the organisation and strengthening the current Board, the Chair has also overseen the appointment of a new Chief Executive and we are now seeking a dynamic leader to continue driving the charity forward.

The new Chair will lead the board, contribute to, and ensure the effective delivery of the emerging strategy. With a blend of corporate and charity experience you will possess previous board experience and be responsible for ensuring the highest standards of governance. The Charity is looking to the future and we are keen to hear from individuals who are interested in guiding the charity through its next phase of development. A skilled change manager, you will be instrumental in developing the new strategy alongside the CEO.

There are ambitious plans for their future, and they are keen to ensure that the charity’s ability to fulfil its mission of supporting people in South East London in order to find ways of living independently and productively through meaningful activity and work is continued.

The Chair will require an understanding of the challenges facing small-medium sized charities and be able to advise the Board on the development of an integrated strategy working in a collaborative manner with both the Board and the Chief Executive.

The 999 Club have a committed and experienced Board who are very effective in governing the charity and further details regarding the Board and their finances and reports are available on their website https://www.999club.org/

We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse and locally based Board of Trustees and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

To Apply

Candidates are asked to submit a CV and a tailored covering letter outlining both their interest in becoming a Trustee for the 999 Club and the skill set they bring in line with the job description. One of the key requirements of a Trustee is the requirement to attend Board meetings in order to fulfil your duties.

If you have any further questions on this role please contact Rebecca du Plessis, Director of Langton Not 4 Profit charity recruitment specialists on 07833 230168 or the email below. Closing date for formal applications is Thursday 1st March at midday and interviews will take place at their Deptford office in the afternoon/evening of 7th March (Please advise if you have any problems with these dates)

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About The 999 Club

At the 999 Club our strapline reads ‘Making Change Count for homeless people’.  We work with some of the hardest to reach people so that they can regain some power over their own lives.  We see up to 50 people in challenging circumstances each day many of them sleeping rough.  We take the time to understand their goals and help them to expand their capacities in order to support them in making a sustainable change in their lives.


Our Vision

The 999 Club is an organisation that works with people who are ready to make a change
The 999 Club aims to be an inclusive organisation in which those who come in to use its services will be invited to participate in deciding what it does and how it does it
The 999 Club is a sanctuary, a place from which the journey to family, job and a home starts

Our Values

Every individual has capabilities and capacities
People lead fulfilling lives when they have rich social networks which support them and to which they contribute
The people who come to us have problems; they are not problem people
Small steps lead to big change

Our Aims

To enable people in South-East London who are currently homeless, have recently been homeless, or are at high risk of becoming homeless, to find a sustainable solution to their housing problem.
To support homeless people into work, or to return to their place of local connection.
To support homeless people in living productively and independently.