Chair of RHA Board

Would you like to play a key role in leading an organisation with great ambitions for the future, supporting and improving the lives of the people of Rhondda Cynon Taf? Remuneration for this role is £6,500 per annum.

About the role

RHA Wales is a registered social landlord and a community benefit society, regulated by the Welsh Government with over 40 years of experience providing a range of services for over 3,000 people.

We own and manage over 1800 homes and employ over 80 staff. We offer a range of high-quality management and support services which ensure that our tenants have the best possible opportunities to enjoy their homes and engage in their communities.

We work closely with partners and the local authority to ensure we provide support for preventing homelessness and delivering much needed new homes across the borough. With a turnover exceeding £10 million and an active new build programme which delivers a minimum of 50 new homes per annum and ambitions to do more.

We are also embarking on a £15 million regeneration project in Tonypandy and are committed to improving the communities we serve. We encourage innovation and significantly value the contribution of our staff, tenants and volunteers in all that we do.

Our Chair’s term of office comes to an end soon and we are looking for an individual to lead the Board, working closely with the chief executive and his team to take us on this exciting journey. Knowledge of the housing sector is not necessary but you will have significant experience at board level and a strong focus on strategy and policy development, good governance, assurance and be able to fulfil a wider ambassadorial role. You may also have specific expertise to benefit our core business, in an area such as governance, strategy development, public policy particularly around health and social care, finance, commercial or business transformation.

The time commitment is likely to be about 25 days per annum to include four board meetings, two strategic away days, attendance at key strategic group meetings and conferences.

How to apply

To apply for this role (reference ALT302) please complete our online registration form, attaching the following documentation:

  • A detailed CV of no more than 2,000 words including details of positions held and dates as well as key achievements of relevance to a non-executive position.
  • A supporting statement of no more than 2,000 words explaining your motivation in applying for the Chair role at RHA and how you meet the Essential Criteria in the “Experience and Knowledge” part of the Person Specification.
  • A completed diversity and recruitment monitoring form. Before we shortlist, your personal details and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form will be separated from your application form. This is because we want to make sure that candidates are shortlisted on their knowledge, skills and experience alone.
  • Full contact details (name, job title, organisation, phone and email) for two referees. Please note we will not take up references without your prior permission.

The Altair reference for this role is: ALT302.

The closing date for applications is 10:00am Monday 28 June 2021. Your application will be acknowledged and treated with strictest confidence.

Further information

For further information please read the Recruitment Pack. If, having read the recruitment pack, you wish to have an informal and confidential discussion to understand more about RHA and/or the role, please contact our retained advisers at Altair:

  • Sioned Hughes, Principal Consultant, mobile 07887 791381,  email:
  • Sarah Palmer, Head of Recruitment, mobile 07806 602933, email:

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