Non-Executive Board Member

  • Reference: Reside Housing Association
  • Application closing date: 16 Dec 2019 00:00

Job Description

We are seeking to add someone to the team who can bring a dynamic, thoughtful and experienced approach to our governance. We are looking for someone who is values led and committed to the provision of good quality housing for those with support needs.

Job Title: Board Member – Non-Executive Director
Position Based: Nationwide. Board meetings are held in Hampton Wick, Kingston-upon-Thames. Some limited parking but close to train station
Reports to: Non-executive Chair
Commitment: Minimum of 10 days per year.
Tenure: Board appointments are for an initial term of three years. The term may be renewed if both the Board member and the Board agree.
Remuneration Ordinary Board Member £4,000 per annum
Meetings: Board meetings are currently held 4-5 times a year from 11.30 am on Mondays.

There is an away day per year which includes an overnight stay usually on a Sunday evening and all Board members are expected to sit on one committee.

Current Committees: Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nomination.

The Board is collectively responsible for ensuring the success of Reside by setting and monitoring the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring its compliance with all legal and regulatory obligations.

Board member responsibilities

Board Members have the same general legal responsibilities to Reside as any other Director.

The role of the Board Member has the following key elements:

  • Strategy – Board Members should constructively challenge and help develop proposals on strategy
  • Performance – Board Members should scrutinise the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitor the reporting of performance
  • Risk – Board Members should satisfy themselves on the integrity of financial information and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible
  • People - Board Members are responsible for determining appropriate levels of remuneration of executive directors, and have a prime role in appointing, and where necessary removing the CEO and in succession planning.

As members of the Board, all directors are required to:

  • Provide entrepreneurial leadership of Reside within a framework of prudent and effective controls, which enable risk to be assessed and managed
  • Set Reside's strategic aims, ensure that the necessary financial and human resources are in place for Reside to meet its objectives, and review management performance
  • Set Reside's values and standards and ensure that its obligations are understood and met.

The Board as a whole is collectively responsible under statute for promoting the success of Reside by directing its affairs.

In addition to these requirements for all Board Members are expected constructively to challenge and help develop strategy, to participate actively in the decision-making process of the Board, and to scrutinise the performance of the CEO and executive team in meeting agreed goals and objectives.

On an individual basis, you will be expected to contribute using your particular skills and experience to challenge and support the Board to come to the best decisions. Your ability to work well with others is a key Board skill and will make the role fulfilling and productive.

Candidate Requirements

All candidates must bring managerial experience; board or executive experience is helpful but not essential. Our ideal candidate will bring professional competencies related to Housing and/or Social Care, or HR/Organisational Development, as these are areas identified within our skills matrix, but wider skill sets will be considered.

Employment Details

  • Employment Type: Part time
  • Hours: 10 days per year
  • Pay: £4,000 Annually

How to Apply

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