Nov 052018

Chair - Stonewater Housing Association Ltd

Location: National (approx. 75 days per year)
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Housing
Salary: £25,000pa
Client: Stonewater Housing Association Ltd

Stonewater is proud to be one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, with a mission to deliver good quality affordable homes to people who need them most.

We’re a dynamic, ambitious organisation looking for a new Chair to help lead us on the next stage of our transformational journey.

Through our progressive development programme we are committed to delivering more homes to help address the housing crisis, and we will provide at least 2,800 new homes by March 2022, adding to our current portfolio of over 31,500 homes in England, for more than 65,000 customers. We offer affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, and are also deeply committed to providing specialist accommodation such as retirement and supported living schemes for older and vulnerable people, foyers and women’s refuges.

Our business is shaped around three themes: customer experience, growth & influence and business excellence. We have over 650 employees who live our values of being ethical, ambitious, passionate, agile and commercial – and share our vision ‘for everyone to have the opportunity to have a place that they can call home’’.

With an annual turnover of around £187 million and £1.7 billion in assets, Stonewater is a strong, dynamic and well-managed social business, with a long-term rating of A+ by independent credit ratings agency, S&P Global Ratings and a top G1/V1 governance and viability ranking from the Regulator of Social Housing.

We are looking for a new Chair who can bring a unique blend of strategic skills and social purpose to lead our Board. We are particularly interested in attracting individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience of working at Board level within a sector facing significant change and challenges.

If you are passionate about our vision, share our ambition and can bring a strong commercial outlook to our Board, then we would love to hear from you.

For more information about the organisation visit and to apply for the role click here.


  • Closing Date Monday 3 December 2018
  • Long Listing Tuesday 11 December 2018
  • Preliminary Interviews w/c 7 January 2019 and w/c 14 January 2019
  • Short Listing w/c 28 January 2018
  • Final Panel w/c 11 February 2018

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details

Rosie Gunn: 0207 426 3998

Tim Hills: 0113 205 6085

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