Board Member

Board meetings are generally held in Central London or virtually. £4,750 per annum plus expenses

About the role

Hastoe’s unique mission is to build affordable, rural homes and help to sustain village life. We have a long track record of being invited by communities and parish councils to develop small, beautifully designed sites to house local people. Our homes are built to high standards, in keeping with each local setting and with a focus on the environment and future sustainability. We currently own and manage over 7,500 properties in 69 local authority areas from Norfolk to Cornwall.

Rated G1 V1 by the Regulator for Social Housing, Hastoe is a stable business with a Group Turnover of £34.1m for the year ending March 2020 and employs the full-time equivalent of 92 staff. Hastoe intends to deliver 397 new affordable homes and nine units for open market sale over the next five years.

Hastoe has a long-standing commitment to resident engagement and reviews its services on a regular basis with the aim of improving customer service. Hastoe was an early adopter of the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) Charter ‘Together with Tenants’ that aims to ensure housing associations and their Boards are accountable to residents.

Hastoe has Investors in People (IiP) Gold accreditation. The Board’s ambition is to continue to be an excellent employer and to attract and retain high performing staff.

As part of the Board’s succession planning, we are recruiting a qualified accountant to add to the skills and experience of the Board. The ideal candidate will have worked, or is currently working, at a senior level within the sector. They will also have a good understanding of governance and risk management. A strong track record of working effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including customers, partners, Regulators and commissioners is also important. It is likely that the successful candidate will also be expected to play a key role on the Audit and Risk Committee.

Hastoe’s approach to equality, diversity and inclusion supports everything else we are committed to do. We expect our Board Members to demonstrate alignment with our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion vision and values. This is as true in the Boardroom as it is anywhere at Hastoe. We are, therefore, keen to increase the diversity of our Board so that we can better understand and connect with our customers and continue to champion diversity.

Board members are asked to commit 10-15 days per year, including occasional away-days which may involve overnight stays. They are also expected to participate in training sessions and, under normal circumstances, attend the staff conference, scheme openings and other meetings as necessary.

How to apply

To apply for a position on Hastoe’s Board please complete our online registration form and attach the following documentation (please save your files with your surname first, followed by your first name and a description of the file):

  • detailed CV including details of positions held and dates (please include size of budgets and teams managed and key achievements of relevance to a non-executive position) (no more than 2,000 words)
  • statement supporting explaining your motivation in applying for this position at Hastoe and also addressing how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification (no more than 2,000 words)
  • A completed equality and diversity monitoring form (Word version)
  • Full contact details for two referees (including your current employer if applicable). References will not be taken without your prior permission

The closing date for applications is: 10:00am Monday 22 February 2021. The job reference code is ALT293. Your application will be acknowledged and treated with the strictest confidence.

Hastoe Group: Working with rural communities to build and manage high-quality, energy-efficient and affordable homes

Further information

For further information about this position, please download the recruitment pack. If, after reading the recruitment pack, you would like a confidential discussion please contact Sarah Palmer, Head of Recruitment using the contact details below.

Sarah Palmer, Head of Recruitment 07806 602933 

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