Current Vacancies:

Board Member (Fundraising Experience)

Generation Rent is looking for an experienced fundraiser to join its board of directors in a voluntary capacity. The new board member will bring expertise and leadership in fundraising to the board, and work with the chief executive in an advisory capacity as they engage with trusts and foundations, corporate partners and individual donors.

We are a not-for-profit organisation campaigning as the voice of private renters across the UK. We believe that every renter deserves to live in a secure, quality and affordable home.

Formally the National Private Tenants’ Organisation, a company limited by guarantee, we have four board meetings a year, of which one is held before the Annual General Meeting in Spring. Meetings normally last up to 2 hours and we aim to hold meetings late afternoon or early evening to minimise disruption.

This role is voluntary, but administrative support is provided, and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses are covered while undertaking board duties.

Applications open: Thursday 28th March 2024

Application deadline: Thursday 30th May 2024

Interview: By invitation in June (dates to be agreed with shortlisted candidates)

Role Start Date: July 2024 or as soon as possible afterwards

Salary: Unremunerated (Voluntary)

Location: Remote

Role Description

The new Board Member, as part of the board of directors, will have the following responsibilities:

Person Specification

Essential:

Desirable:

We’re keen to make sure we’re leading an organisation that works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from underrepresented demographics.

Please submit a CV and a cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) to [email protected], which demonstrates why you want to be a Board Member for Generation Rent and how you meet the requirements in the person specification (including the specific requirement of fundraising experience).

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30th May 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview at the earliest convenient date.

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Individual Advice

Generation Rent can’t offer advice about individual problems. Here are a few organisations that can:

You might also find quick but informal help on ACORN’s Facebook forum, and there are more suggestions on The Renters Guide.