Non-Executive Board Member - Nottingham Community Housing Association
Salary: £5,851 per annum
Closing Date: Tuesday 04 May 2021 at midday
Interview date: Friday 21 May 2021
This is an exciting opportunity to join a caring, complex, successful and innovative ‘not for profit’ organisation as a Non-Executive Board Member.
Our Board has a proud history of a mix of members from diverse backgrounds; with diverse expertise. To continue this trend, we are now looking to recruit three Non-Executive Board Members. As well as welcoming applications from candidates from a diverse background, we would also welcome applications from individuals who are passionate about sustainability and care about the importance of effectively supporting local communities.
We require one of the roles to be filled by someone with experience of property development, so please ensure you highlight that in your application if relevant.
Who are we?
We are Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA). Founded in 1973, we are an agile and forward thinking organisation committed to providing and managing housing for people in need, as well as offering vital care and support services. We manage nearly 10,000 homes, house more than 20,000 people and employ approximately 1,200 colleagues in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. In partnership with 30 local authorities, we build new affordable homes to meet local needs. This includes homes for sale, social and affordable rent, shared ownership and ‘try before you buy’ schemes.
About the role
As a Non-Executive Board Member, you will work as part of a team and be collectively responsible for ensuring the success of the Association and its compliance with all legal and regulatory obligations. You will also set the Association’s strategic aims and take key strategic decisions about the Association’s future development whilst providing entrepreneurial leadership and oversight across the NCHA Group, including playing a part in managing the Chief Executive and executive management team.
You will be a values-driven person with an understanding of the needs of diverse communities, including people with disabilities and those who are socially disadvantaged.
You will demonstrate sound independent judgement and have an understanding of how a Board operates and have the ability to work effectively in a team. You won’t necessarily be a seasoned Non-Executive Director, but you will be enthusiastic about NCHA’s aims, have excellent communication skills and a clear understanding of the issues facing the Housing and Care sectors; along with a strong commitment and empathy with the values and objectives of the Association.
Finally, you will accept the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Board Membership including meeting the fit and proper persons test under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
If you’ve got a passion for housing and/or social care, live within the East Midlands or have a strong understanding of the challenges faced by the region, we’d love to hear from you. Be assured that you will be joining a successful Board and contributing to our vision of “More Homes, Great Services, Better Lives”.
As a Disability Confident and Equal Opportunities Employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and disabled candidates. We would particularly welcome applications from women, as they are currently under-represented on our board.
Please note that you will need to attach a CV and a supporting statement addressing the criteria on the person specification of the role profile.