Mar 312020

Non-Executive Director/Board Member and Chair (designate) of the Development Committee - Housing Association

Recruiter: psd group
Location: South West England
Salary: Stipend + Expenses
Posted: 12 Mar 2020
Closes: 09 Apr 2020
Ref: PR/359153/MH
Sector: Housing & Social, Residential Investment & Development
Job Role: Non-Executive Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time


As Non-Executive Director/Board Member and Chair (designate) of the Development Committee you will play an integral role in the effective leadership and governance of this major, developing housing association that operate across the South West of England. You will act as chair of the development committee which determines the organisations vision & strategy, upholds their values & culture, ensures compliance, monitoring and performance. In addition, you will build and maintain effective communication and professional relationships with key stakeholders (internal & external) and promote the organisation's activities and objectives. You will bring to bear your considerable house-building experience, assisting with their general development activities (land acquisition, development, delivery sales etc.)


My client is a major developing housing association who operate across the South West. The organisation has a second-to-non track record of developing housing projects that are a mix of affordable/market rent, shared ownership and open market sale, which is undertaken with a social purpose in a commercial manner to enable further investment in new developments. They plan to invest over £2b into the South West Economy over the next 10 years with an ambition to build over 16,000 new homes of mixed tenure. They work independently, in joint-venture and in partnership developing major residential-led, mixed-use sites. Typically, homes are 2 to 3 bed, traditional housing and low-rise apartments within urban, suburban and rural locations. The development team is a blend of individuals from both the housebuilding and affordable housing sectors.


This is a critically important appointment and we seek to identify a high-quality professional who can make a real impact. We are keen to speak with candidates who are, or have been, a Managing Director (or above) of a housebuilder or residentially focussed property company where the development of new build homes is central to the business. Key attributes are:

  • Strategic thinker, able to analyse complex information with clear intellect and contributing to rational, commercial decision making
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, a good listener and respectful of differing views and perspectives
  • Strong team player committed to collective decision making through good quality debate and able to accept cabinet responsibility

We are happy to consider individuals from outside the geographical area and those in full-time employment where a NED role would be supported by their employer.

To discuss this role, in confidence, please contact our retained consultant, Mark Heald, Director, psd group, on 0207 970 9788.

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