• Job description

    Board Member

    Job Description:

    Role Title: Board Member
    Salary: £5,000 per annum + reasonable expenses (equivalent to a minimum 2 days per month).
    Location: Meetings will be held either at our Head Office in Northwich, external venues in Cheshire or virtually.
    Closing Date: Monday, 1st August 2022, 10.00 am.
    Job Type: Fixed – (Initial term of 3 years. Subject to a recommendation from the Group Governance & Remuneration Committee a Board Member will be appointed for a second term of up to 3 years. The maximum period of service is 6 years).

    Want to be a Board Member at the number one housing association in the country?

    If you are passionate about housing, want to make a lasting difference to communities and care about connecting with our customers we would love to hear from you.

    Weaver Vale Housing Trust is the number one Housing Association to work for nationally as awarded by Best Companies. Our vision is to “Transform Neighbourhoods, Homes and Services to improve the quality of life for our customers.” The Trust invests significantly in its assets, services, and communities to provide an excellent customer service and to support customers and their communities.
    Our diverse portfolio of 6,300 homes, predominantly in Cheshire and Warrington, brings with it a varied customer base with a broad range of expectations and aspirations. We are looking for individuals who aspire to making a real lasting difference, with a passion for the sector, community improvement and able to connect with our customers and neighbourhoods.

    As part of our Board succession planning the Trust is looking to recruit two Board Members, with a broad experience but a focus in at least one of either:

    Housing Management
    You should have skills and experience in a range of housing management activities within the social housing sector. We are particularly looking for someone who brings an ability to challenge and support us to continue to improve customer service and to influence our responses to the new consumer regulations.

    Property Management
    You should have skills and experience in property management and strategic asset management. It would be desirable but not essential to have property development experience. We want someone to support, challenge and foster continuous improvement with our property management services and strategy, as well as our Health & Safety compliance.

    Successful candidates will have held senior positions within social housing or a closely aligned sector and will be up to date with current legislation and best practices. They will also have a strong connection with our vision and share our values of Collaboration, Customer Focus, Commitment, Enthusiasm, Respect, Fairness and Openness.

    The Trust is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and our Board plays a key role in setting and driving the culture of the organisation. We envisage that these appointments will not only strengthen the collective professional skills and experience of the Board but will also broaden our diversity of thought and lived experience.

    If you are interested in joining our Board and being part of our ambitious plans, please download our Board Member Recruitment Pack from our website: https://www.wvht.co.uk/current-vacancies

    You will need to email the following information to [email protected]

    • Detailed CV – No more than 2,000 words, including details of positions held and dates, and achievements relevant to a non-executive position.
    • Two Referees – Full contact details (name, job title, organisation, telephone, and email) for two referees (including your current employer if applicable). We will not take up references without your prior permission.
    • Supporting Statement – No more than 2,000 words, explaining your motivation in applying for this position and addressing how you meet the Person Specification contained within the Recruitment Pack.
    • Declaration Form – Please visit our website (https://www.wvht.co.uk/current-vacancies) to download and complete the Declaration Form and view our Privacy Statement for Job Applicants.


    Longlist Interviews: Week commencing 15th August 2022 (individual dates and times to be agreed with candidates)

    Shortlisting Decision: 1st September 2022

    Final Interviews:
    7th & 8th September 2022 (Candidates will only need to attend one of these dates and a time will be agreed)

    Commencement Date: Successful candidates will be invited to attend the Board Strategy Event on Thursday, 22nd & Friday 23rd September 2022 (this includes an evening meal and overnight stay on the 22nd).

    If you are unable to attend any of the key dates listed, please email Suzanne Nowell, Senior Governance & Assurance Officer as soon as possible – [email protected]

    Those applicants who consider themselves to have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview. Please confirm on the Declaration Form if you consider yourself to have a disability.

    In line with the Trust’s Disclosure & Barring Policy, please confirm on the Declaration Form if you have any current convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

    Please be advised this role requires a Basic Disclosure Barring Service check.

    Disclaimer: We may conduct social media checks from sources such as Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn to assist us in our assessment of your suitability for the role.

    We appreciate your interest in Weaver Vale Housing Trust and the time you have invested in applying to us.

    Further information about Weaver Vale Trust can be found in the “About Us” https://www.wvht.co.uk/about-us section of our website.

    The Trust invites applications from all members of the community, irrespective of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.

  • Benefits

    1. Benefits +
      Role Title: Board Members
      Salary: £5,000 per annum + reasonable expenses (equivalent to a minimum 2 days per month).
      Fixed Term: Initial term of 3 years. Subject to a recommendation from the Group Governance & Remuneration Committee a Board Member will be appointed for a second term of up to 3 years. The maximum period of service is 6 years.

  • How to apply

    How To apply + Please review the Board Member Recruitment pack from our website https://www.wvht.co.uk/current-vacancies You will need to submit a detailed CV, supporting statement, completed declaration form and referees to [email protected]

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