May 272020

Board Member Opportunities - Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust

Recruiter: Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Remuneration £4,448 (Depending on role) + Expenses
Posted: 22 May 2020
Closes: 19 Jun 2020
Ref: JJHT98298
Sectors: Charity & Voluntary, Health, Nursing & Social Care, Housing, Management
Contract Type: Contract
Hours: Full Time

Johnnie Johnson’s Board are seeking to appoint new Board Members in line with our approach to succession planning for future vacancies.

Specifically, we are looking for two positions:

  • Group Board member who will also join the Audit & Risk Committee – our current Chair has 2 years term of office remaining, so we are looking for a designate Chair of Audit & Risk.Our expectation is that the postholder will have experience in finance, risk and treasury. (This is the “Audit” Role).
  • Group Board member with housing development and investment skills and experience – to join our Development Committee which focuses both on new build and existing asset management. (This is the “Development” role).

However, we would also like to take this opportunity to look for other, generally interested Board Members with the competencies and skills that would contribute to our vision of “Living Longer, Living Better and making Johnnie Johnson Housing an Outstanding Provider of Homes and Services for Independent Living”. If you think you have something to offer outside of the two specific roles we have stated above, please do make a submission. (These are “General” roles.)

Positions are currently for up to 3 terms of a period of 3 years, (subject to annual performance reviews) although this is currently under review.

Experience in a Non-Executive role is desirable, however is not essential.

We also have an under representation of females and Board Members from black, minority and ethnic communities.

Group Board Member roles are remunerated at £4,448 per annum. The Development Committee Board Member role is £1,523 per annum. In addition, reasonable expenses are paid in line with our policy.These will be reviewed this year in line with our 3-year Remuneration Review.

Board Meetings are quarterly, with 2 additional Strategy Sessions (summer and winter).Committee Meetings may vary depending on need.Engagement with the organisation is expected between formal meetings, within the remit of a Non-Executive Director.

Due to the current Covid19 measures, all Board Meetings and Committee Meetings are virtual.This recruitment exercise will also be undertaken on a virtual basis using video or call conferences.

About Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust

Johnnie Johnson Housing is a not for profit housing association, with 5,000 homes and 7,000 residents across the North West, North East and Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Our Mission is to help people to live longer, live better and remain as independent as possible for as long as possible, in their own homes.In January our Board set our Vision for 2025 and our 2020/21 Corporate Objectives.Now really is an exciting time to join Johnnie Johnson.We are committed to providing:

  • Outstanding Homes
  • Outstanding Services
  • Outstanding Value
  • Outstanding People

We are committed to delivering 1,000 new homes over the next eight years, as well as continued significant investment in our existing stock.We have an Astraline Telecare Service which we are ambitious to grow.In the last 12-18 months as a Board we have reviewed our Governance, our belief is that we want to strive for Outstanding Governance, in line with our Outstanding Corporate Objectives.Working together, with the Exec Team, we feel empowered to challenging ourselves to be pioneering and delivering outstanding results together.

How to apply:

A Recruitment Pack is available including Role Profiles, Terms of Reference and our Current and Future Plans to download when you complete this online application.

Please submit a CV and a covering letter by 26th June 2020, stating why you wish to be considered for the role.We also ask that you complete our Declaration of Interest and Fit and Proper Persons Form and our Equality Monitoring Form. We also ask for two Telephone References.

If you have any initial questions then please contact Please state the title of the role (Board Member Audit, Development or General) as the subject of your email.

Prospective Board Members who best meet our requirements will be invited to our virtual WebEx recruitment process.

Closing date 26th June

Interview date for the Board member/Audit & Risk Committee – 7th July

Interview date for the Board member for Development board – 9th July

We look forward to hearing from you.

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non-executive director

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