Langley House Trust


Job Reference FLHTG
Closing Date Thursday 28 Oct 2021

Langley House Trust is an innovative Christian charity that provides specialist housing, programmes and support services in the community, and targeted advice in prisons, for offenders seeking to live crime-free. Established for over 60 years, Langley House Trust Group is today a dynamic £17m organisation, working with around 686 clients in 2020-21, and it has earned an enviable reputation for reducing reoffending with proven results. The Group is a recent winner of 24Housing’s Care & Support Provider of the Year Award, and we were recently shortlisted for the 2021 Charity Times Charity of the Year (£10m+).

Part of the Langley House Trust Group, Kainos Community runs Challenge to Change, a pioneering prison wing community and post-release mentoring programme. Clean Sheet is another important part of the organisation, helping people with convictions to find sustainable employment after prison. Regardless of a person’s history, the Group’s passion is to change every life for the better. This passion to see lives changed for the better is what unites Langley House Trust staff and volunteers.

This is a critical time in the Trust’s history as it continues to grow and adapt, as well as help shape and respond to a ‘new normal’ for housing, care and support services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to a retirement from the Trustee Board, the Trust is seeking a new board member. The particular emphasis of this appointment will be upon commercial acumen and business experience as well as financial insight. A genuine interest in the Trust’s purposes and outcomes will be critical as well a commitment to the Trust’s Christian mission.

Candidates will bring successful experience of leadership within a sizeable commercial business, ideally with knowledge of capital projects and/or mergers and acquisitions.  Langley House Trust are looking for someone with commercial and financial acumen, and a track record of success around revenue generation, cost control and efficiencies. An understanding of leadership development, culture and team building, and governance is also important.

The Trust’s Christian ethos motivates us to help support and care for those who have offended or are at risk of offending.  We support and care for clients with any or no faith. We require Trustees to have a genuine Christian belief which will enable them to carry out key duties of the roles.  The Occupational Requirement for a professing and practising Christian is justified under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1, clause 3.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Langley House Trust on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference FLHTG. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 28 October 2021.

The passion to see lives changed for the better is what unites Langley House Trust staff and volunteers.