Independent Homes and Places Committee Members and Subsidiary Board Member

Would you like to be part of an ambitious Yorkshire based housing association that’s committed to making it possible to have a place people are proud to call home?

About the role

First a little about us

Yorkshire Housing (YH) manages nearly 20,000 affordable and social rent homes across 20 local authorities. With a turnover of £135m, investment facilities totalling £1.1bn and a workforce of over 700 colleagues, we are one of the largest developing housing associations in Yorkshire. We are a not-for-profit organisation, meaning all our earnings are re-invested into the services we provide.

YH has grown a lot over the last three years and has ambitious plans for the future. Not only are we investing heavily in our existing homes (and doing our part for the planet by aiming to be one of the first UK housing associations to stop using fossil fuel heating and hot water systems) but we aim to build 8,000 new homes by 2030.

We are also committed to changing the way we do things through changing the pretext of the customer offer from being reactive to pre-emptive. This will deliver both a great customer and employee experience.

We’re more than a landlord, we’re a landlord who cares and we’re all about making a positive difference in people’s lives so they can thrive. We employ people who are passionate about making a difference, who can take responsibility and get things done. We have developed an agile, flexible culture through our Hub, Home, Roam approach which extends to our Boards and Committees, offering utmost flexibility to ensure the best services and support. Our culture is inclusive, and we are committed to increasing diversity across all aspects of our business.

We enable everyone to be themselves at work, so that they feel at home. We trust and support people to take pride and do their best, in a role that is fulfilling and rewarding. This then enables us to deliver better outcomes for our customers and colleagues.

Underpinning all of this is the desire to be one of the most dynamic, forward thinking and innovative housing associations.

About the roles and candidates

To support us to realise our ambitious plans we are looking to appoint two Independent Committee Members to join our Homes and Places Committee and a Board Member to join our wholly owned commercial subsidiary YH Residential Ltd. Previous non-executive experience is not essential, neither is living in Yorkshire – we even have some Lancastrians working with us!

We are seeking talented, skilled and experienced individuals who are passionate, innovative and share our vision and are able to share their expertise.

We actively encourage applications from individuals from outside the social housing sector.

The Homes and Places Committee is responsible for supporting the YHL Board in delivering its overall Business Strategy, with a particular focus on two of our five key priorities; Great Customer Experience and Homes and Places to be Proud of.

We are seeking experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – performance monitoring and implementation
  • Consumer Regulation – understanding of its implications and compliance
  • Customer Voice in Governance
  • Service transformation, including digital

The YH Residential Board (YHR) is responsible for overseeing the management and delivery of non-social housing activities as delegated by the Board of Yorkshire Housing Limited (YHL). The YHR Board oversees the development of new homes for market sale and market rent. It also oversees the performance of Forge New Homes LLP (our Joint Venture in South Yorkshire) and all other commercial activity.

We are seeking experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Leasehold – managing, contracting and service delivery
  • Market Rent – marketing, managing, understanding of current market
  • Residential Property Development – property investment, construction, land acquisition, current housing and planning issues

We want to celebrate diversity in all areas of our work. We welcome applications  from people of all backgrounds and from all communities and seek to continuously improve the collective diversity of thought and experience across our Board.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please click on the relevant role below to download the recruitment pack.

Independent Homes and Places Committee Member

Subsidiary Board Member YH Residential Ltd

If, having read the Pack, you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Sioned Hughes for a confidential chat on 07887 791381 or email sioned.hughes@altairltd.co.uk

How to apply

To apply please complete our online registration form, attaching the following documentation:

  • detailed CV of no more than three pages of A4, including details of positions held and dates (including achievements relevant to a non-executive position).
  • supporting statement of no more than three pages of A4, explaining your motivation in joining as either Independent Homes and Places Committee Member or Subsidiary Board Member (YH Residential Ltd) addressing how you meet one or more of the experience and skills listed  in the relevant pack under What we’re looking for section.
  • Full contact details (name, job title, organisation, phone and email) for two referees (including your current employer, if applicable). Please note that we will not take up references without your prior permission.
  • Please also complete our online recruitment monitoring forms separately.

You will receive an automated acknowledgement. Your application will be treated with strictest confidence.

The closing date for applications is 10am Monday, 18th July 2022 and the role reference code is ALT322 

Further information

For further information about these opportunities please download the relevant Recruitment pack:

Independent Homes and Places Committee Members

Subsidiary Board Member – YH Residential Ltd

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