Board members (five), Cornwall Housing (CHL)

Are you passionate about Cornwall and its communities? If so, would you like to play a key role in an organisation with great ambitions for the future, supporting and improving the lives of the people of Cornwall?

About the role

Time commitment: up to two days a month

Meeting times and location: Online meetings held on the last Tuesday of the month, 9:30am-13:00pm

Remuneration:  £5,000 per annum plus reasonable expenses

Closing date for applications:  10am Monday 25th October 2021

Cornwall Housing (CHL) is a substantial regional housing organisation, strongly connected with its communities and key stakeholders. An Arms’ Length Management Company of Cornwall Council created in April 2012, CHL is a partner of choice and an influencer of policy within Cornwall and the South West and contributor to the health of the regional economy.

Our values of providing excellent service, being honest and accountable, ambitious through partnership, progressive and empowered puts our customer at the heart of everything we do.

We manage and maintain approximately 10,000 council homes and look after around 400 leaseholders on behalf of Cornwall Council and also deliver the Homechoice, Housing Options and advice services on their behalf providing support and advice to nearly 10,000 more families and individuals each year.

A Registered Provider in our own right with an annual turnover of £39.4 million (2019-20) and employing 393 individuals, we have our own homes that we build for social rent in Cornwall. We also provide development support to the Council who have a programme of over 1,700 new homes over the next 8 years which we will then manage.

We are going through a period of significant change following two independent reviews last year and are looking to strengthen the board, in addition to planning for succession.

We are looking for five board members with senior level strategic experience in one or more of the following areas (listed alphabetically):

  • Corporate Finance, Treasury and Business Planning
  • Development
  • Governance: Regulation, Risk, Compliance and Assurance
  • HR, OD
  • Business / Organisation Transformation
  • Strategic IT
  • Sustainability

The right candidates will have strong people and/or leadership skills, understand the range of communities in the Cornwall area and a commitment to good governance. Social housing sector understanding or experience is ideal, however, it’s not essential as we recognise the benefits of learning from other professions and sectors.

Cornwall Housing aims to achieve equality and celebrate diversity in every area of its work, therefore we welcome applications to this role from under-represented groups on the Board.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining our committed team of Board Members and playing a key role in the lives of thousands in our communities, download the recruitment pack here and complete our online registration form and attach the following documentation:

  1. A detailed CV of no more than 2,000 words including details of positions held (and dates), including achievements relevant to a non-executive position
    A supporting statement of no more than 2,000 words explaining your motivation for applying for the role at Cornwall Housing Ltd and addressing how you meet the competencies outlined in PART ONE of the Person Specification
  2. Full contact details (including name, job title, organisation, phone and email) for two referees (including your current employer is applicable). Please note that we will not take up references without your prior permission
  3. Completed recruitment monitoring form (Word version available to download here).

The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday, 25th October 2021 and the job reference code is ALT311. Your application will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The Final interviews will be held in person (restrictions permitting) w/c 8 November 2021. Our aim is for new board members to attend their first Board meeting on 30th  November.

Further information

For an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Sioned Hughes, Principal Consultant.

Sioned Hughes 07887 791381

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