Sep 262016


Recruiter: Together Housing Group
Location: Various locations
Salary: £19,500 per annum, time commitment: around 5 days/month
Posted: 16 Sep 2016
Closes: 10 Oct 2016
Position/Level: Board, Chair
Responsibilities: Asset Management, Compliance, Corporate Finance, Executive Management, Housing (Responsibilities), Legal, Risk Management
Sector: Housing, Not for Profit, Property, Public Sector
Contract Type: Non-executive director
Language: English

In April 2016, we created Together Housing Association Limited, combining the resources, talent and potential of all of our constituent members in a move that marks a new era for social housing across the North. This new model creates exciting opportunities to initiate, drive and deliver sustainable change right across the north of England, and on a considerable scale. We currently manage just under 40,000 homes, and our footprint stretches from the east to the west coast, throughout Lancashire and Yorkshire and as far south as Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. You will lead and inspire the Board, influencing strategic direction the highest standards of probity, compliance and accountability.

We’ve already achieved so much. In the last five years, we’ve built more than 1,750 homes, invested more than £500 million in existing assets, and invested another £8.7 million into regeneration projects. It is part of our vision for 2020: to offer customers consistently brilliant services, put social impact at the heart of what we do and be a great place to work. We are a key player in the North of England and the Together Board is committed to grow the organisation through mergers and development. It is projected that we will increase our current programme of over 500 new homes a year with a mixture of home ownership options and affordable rent, through innovative funding packages and working with private sector partners.

With so much opportunity to look forward to, in a period of such exciting change, we’d certainly expect to appoint someone with a track record in senior leadership roles. You must have what it takes to embrace an ambassadorial role, with the visibility, communication and relationship management skills to engage people both internally and externally. You will also have the skills to manage performance at Board level, establishing robust frameworks, regularly reviewing progress, taking an overview of financial management and risk. You’ll be key to driving effective decision-making at critical moments in our development. This is a role that demands an awareness of the importance of good governance, intellect, judgement, a deft management style and highly developed people skills. Specific knowledge or experience of the housing sector is not essential.

Perhaps most importantly, you will be a guardian of our vision and values, and a champion of excellence as the new organisation embarks on its journey towards 2020. It’s a role that calls for commitment, energy and enthusiasm, just as much as expertise and experience.

For further information and how to apply please click here.

For an informal discussion and to find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact Pauline Drissell at EMA on 01926 887272.

No agencies, please.

Closing date: 10 am on 10 October 2016

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