Independent Board Member / Non-Executive Director (NED) - Colchester Borough Homes
Salary: Not remunerated (Expenses & training provided)
We have an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of Colchester Borough Homes through undertaking the role of an Independent Member on the Board, so why not show that you have the skills and expertise to make a lasting difference in Housing provision to the people and community of Colchester.
Our Board consists of 3 residents, 3 councillors, 3 independents and the Chief Executive of Colchester Borough Homes. Our Independent Board Members play a vital role on the Board ensuring that decisions are in the best interests of the organisation and its customers, whilst ensuring compliance of all legal and regulatory obligations.
Colchester Borough Homes is an arm's length management organisation set up and owned by Colchester Borough Council to provide housing and property services to the local community. We are on an exciting journey and are a year into delivering our new strategic plan. We have ambitious plans to grow and transform our services, with a strong commitment to ensuring first-class services for our customers.
The board of directors supports and sustains the work of Colchester Borough Homes and provides governance, leadership and strategic oversight. Our aim is to deliver great services that make a difference, by being the trusted choice for local housing, property and community services. As an organisation, our focus is on customer satisfaction, value for money and positive outcomes in the community. We are looking for a board member who is committed to helping us achieve this.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate:
- General business, financial and management experience,
- Evidence of delivering quality services with a strong customer care commitment
- Working as an effective member of a strategic team
- Experience at Board level in the public sector/ private/ voluntary sector
- Skills and experience in finance and risk management would be desirable
Successful applicants will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to successfully act as an ambassador for the organisation.
If you have a passion for the delivery of quality services that have a positive impact on Communities, we would like to hear from you.
Time commitment - is approx. 1 day per month
Remuneration - This is an unpaid position, although reasonable expenses, including mileage and childcare, will be reimbursed and regular training opportunities will be offered throughout the year
Term - For an initial term of 3 years
It is really important to us that our Board reflects the customers and communities which we exist to serve. We believe having a diverse Board is vital to our ongoing success and we particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups.
We manage over 7000 residential, commercial and public buildings throughout the Borough and our housing options service is available to all residents. We employ over 200 staff who are committed to delivering quality services and providing value for money for our customers. We invest in our staff, and with rising levels of staff engagement, we are proud to have achieved IIP Gold Accredited status.
The deadline for applications is; 5th June 2019
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to observe a Board meeting on 3rd July 2019
Informal meetings with the Chair of the Board and Chief Executive and formal interviews to be held; W/C 29th July 2019