Subsidiary Board positions, Impact Housing Association

Board meetings are held in Kendal and Carlisle

£3,000 (Board Members) / £7,000 (Chair) per annum plus expenses

About Impact

Impact Housing Association (Impact or IHA) is a community-based and charitable housing association operating primarily in Cumbria and north Lancashire. The association owns 2,800 properties, which are primarily general needs accommodation but also supported housing and housing for older people, shared ownership properties, and affordable rent schemes.

In addition to core housing services, Impact also offers a range of additional services, including recycling and second-hand furniture operations, three Foyers for young people across Cumbria and a Community Centre in Workington.

Impact is currently operating within its ‘2015 – 2020 Blueprint’, which sets out the association’s four core ‘Purposes’:

  • Great Homes
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Transformational Services
  • Raising Aspirations

About The Riverside Group

Impact will join The Riverside Group on 20th August 2018 as an asset owning subsidiary.  Both organisations have jointly produced a comprehensive business case for the partnership outlining the success criteria.

The Riverside Group (Riverside) is a group of complementary businesses driven by a clear social purpose, with a charitable housing association at its core. Established 90 years ago as of 2018, the Group provides affordable housing, care and support services across England and Scotland, managing over 52,000 homes and operating across over 160 local authorities.

Riverside’s vision is “Transforming lives, revitalising neighbourhoods” – this is supported by the Group’s four key values: People-focused, Courageous, Trusted and Ambitious.

About the roles

Impact is looking to appoint a minimum of five individuals, one of whom will serve as Chair, to form the Subsidiary Board of the association once it joins The Riverside Group. We are looking for dynamic individuals who are interested in helping to shape the strategic direction of this exciting partnership which will deliver exceptional housing and services for communities in Cumbria. Board director or comparable senior governance experience will be essential, as will strategic leadership and business planning experience. Beyond these core requirements, we welcome applications from individuals with a range of specialist skills and experience. Please note that previous housing sector experience is not essential for the Board Member positions, though the Chair will be expected to possess sector knowledge. Some Subsidiary Board Members will also have the opportunity to sit on one or more of The Riverside Group’s committees.

Please note that Impact is keen to ensure that its board is representative of the communities it serves. We therefore particularly encourage applications from female candidates, those with disabilities, LGBT candidates and those from BME backgrounds.

The focus of this recruitment is on finding independent candidates; Impact will also be recruiting a tenant Board Member and tenant Board Observer in due course.  Please contact us if you would like to receive further information about this process when available.

Further information

For further information about this opportunity, please download and review the recruitment pack. If, having read the pack, you would like an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact a member of the Altair team:

How to apply

To apply for a Subsidiary Board position at Impact, please complete our online registration form, attaching the following documentation (please save your documents with your surname first, followed by your first name and description of the file):

  • A detailed CV of no more than 2,000 words, including details of positions held and dates (including achievements of relevant to a non-executive position)
  • A supporting statement of no more than 2,000 words, explaining your motivation in applying for this position at Impact and addressing how you meet the competencies outlined in PART ONE the Person Specification
  • A completed skills matrix numerically assessing your ability against each of the skill areas specified in PART ONE of the Person Specification
  • 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
  • A completed Recruitment Monitoring Form 

The closing date for applications is 9:00am, Monday 3rd September 2018 for the Chair role, with preliminary telephone interviews held from Tuesday 4th September onwards and final interviews held on Friday 21st September.  The job reference code for the Chair position is ALT223.

The closing date for applications is 9:00am, Monday 17th September 2018 for the Board Member roles, with preliminary telephone interviews held on w/c Monday 1st October 2018 and final interviews held on Monday 29th October and Wednesday 14th November 2018. The job reference code for the BoardMember positions is ALT224.

Your application will be acknowledged and treated with strictest confidence.

Download the required files

Please download: Recruitment Pack Please download: Skills Matrix Please download: Recruitment Monitoring Form Please download: Business Case summary