Board and Committee Member, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

Wythenshawe, South Manchester

Currently voluntary but remuneration under review. Reasonable expenses paid.

About Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

Based in South Manchester, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (“WCHG”) is the largest Manchester-based registered housing provider, responsible for 13,700 properties across a four square mile area. With an ambitious development programme, WCHG has a key role as a community anchor business that goes beyond housing. 45% of people in Wythenshawe are housed by WCHG, 50% of the organisation’s staff live in the local community and almost 20% of the staff are also tenants. Having pioneered a successful, community focussed approach to delivering services and invest in communities, WCHG boasts high levels of tenant engagement and involvement.

WCHG’s vision is ‘‘To create a community where people choose to live and work, having pride in their homes and services’ Formed through a group structure in 2013, WCHG has gone from strength to strength and is not only committed to growth through the development of affordable, high quality new homes, but also to investing in local communities and being an employer of choice.

About the Role

WCHG is governed a Common Board, supported by three Board Committees. We are currently recruiting a Non-Executive Director to serve on the Board and an Independent Committee Member for our newly formed Development Committee. In particular we are seeking applications from those with experience in leading excellent customer service in the housing or associated sectors and those who have experience in overseeing large housing or commercial development programmes. Previous Non-Executive experience is not essential for the role on our Development Committee, but candidates must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of governance and the requirements of the role.

In addition to technical skills, we recognise that diversity of thought will strengthen our Board and are committed to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. We are keen to attract a wide range of candidates to these roles and particularly welcome applications from groups that are currently under-represented on our Board.

How to Apply

To apply for a non-executive position at WCHG, 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 (including 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 position at WCHG (please state which one) and addressing how you meet the “knowledge” section of the relevant Person Specification
  • A completed diversity and recruitment monitoring from 
  • Full contact details (name, job title, organisation, phone and email) for two referees. Please note that we will not take up references without your prior permission

The closing date for applications is 10:00am, Monday 15 June 2020. Your application will be acknowledged and treated with strictest confidence.

If you are interested in being part of the WCHG’s future and support us in delivering our vision then please download our recruitment pack. If, having read the pack, you would like a confidential discussion please contact one of our retained recruitment consultants at Altair:

Download the required files

Please download: Diversity and Recruitment Monitoring Form Please download: Recruitment Pack