John Hinton, Vice Chair
John joined the Board of Linkwide in 2002, becoming its Chair before the group was re-structured and Linkwide was disestablished in 2005. John is a LinkLiving Board member, and was Chair from 2006 – 2009. John joined the Link Group Board in 2003 and was elected Vice Chair in December 2014.
John has a background in housing, and community work and since 1995 has worked in a variety of settings with homeless people.
Originally a Housing Officer with Leeds City Council, John moved to Scotland to undertake a postgraduate diploma in Housing. He then joined Wester Hailes Representative Council, a community-led organisation in Edinburgh, where he worked with tenants' groups, supporting a range of locally-led housing initiatives. He later joined the Big Issue in Scotland, where he set up and managed a housing resettlement service as well as a number of other support services.
In 1997, John set up Move On, a provider of a range of services for homeless people. He is currently Move On's Executive Director.
John brings a wide variety of experience and expertise to Link including housing management, delivery of social care services, financial and budgeting skills, new service development, fundraising and knowledge of the voluntary sector in Scotland.