Jul 062020

Independent Treasury Committee Members - Optivo

Recruiter: Optivo
Location: London
Salary: £3,137
Posted: 02 Jul 2020
Closes: 20 Jul 2020
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Finance, Risk / Compliance, Strategy
Sector: Public Sector
Contract Type: Permanent
Language: English

Currently providing 44,000 homes for 90,000 people across London, the Midlands and South East England, Optivo is one of the largest housing associations in the UK, with an annual turnover of £340m and a diverse team of over 1,500 people.

We are proud to have created an efficient, well-resourced and modern housing association, with a strong and lived set of values which really guide us in all we do. Our residents are at the heart of everything - it’s what distinguishes us and makes us unique. At every level of the business our residents work alongside us as one team, to co-design, scrutinise and improve our work so we can deliver brilliant service and value for money.

Optivo’s core tenure is social rented housing, but the organisation is about more than bricks and mortar. Residents are encouraged to reach their full potential with financial and employment support as well as training, and events to promote good health and wellbeing.

Looking ahead, there is much to do and this is an exciting time for Optivo but also a challenging one, not least as we are now getting to grips with all social and economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the Black Lives Matter movement is rightly prompting all organisations to reflect and, even though we are proud of our long-standing commitment to diversity, our role in supporting and developing BAME talent across the sector, and our strong outcome-driven diversity strategy, we are equally committed to learning and adapting all the time. We recently launched our 2020-25 strategic plan, Co-Creating our Future which outlines a range of important goals around our inclusiveness as an organisation, the quality, safety and sustainability of our homes and the ways in which we can support people and communities to thrive.

Our Treasury Committee plays a critical role in ensuring we have the financial resources, structures and partnerships in place, now and in the future, to deliver our objectives. We are now looking to strengthen this Committee with the appointment of two new people. We invite applications from people with strong experience and knowledge of capital markets and of working with large and complex organisations on fundraising and restructuring, risk management as well as other treasury and related matters.

The expected time commitment, including meetings, preparation, reading and training averages out at around one day a month. The annual remuneration for Independent Committee Members is currently £3,137.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Optivo on these appointments. For further information about the roles, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference JAJASB. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should be received by noon on Monday 20 July 2020.

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