Board Member Opportunities

Reimbursement of reasonable expenses
04 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Board Member Opportunities
Reimbursement of reasonable expenses

Would you like to be part of a vibrant, sound and ambitious organisation with strong social values and purpose?
The work we do at Framework has never been more important. We are a charity and housing association that supports homeless, vulnerable and excluded people through the provision of accommodation; community based support; street outreach; specialist treatment services; and training and work skills.
We are currently looking for three new Board Members who can contribute to the strategic direction of our successful and expanding organisation.  By strengthening our governance, these posts will help to protect the long-term future of the charity and its vital work.
You will join the Board at an exciting time; the external strategic landscape is changing and becoming more challenging.  Budgets for support services have been drastically cut so we need to think carefully how we create efficiency without compromising on quality. We are also on the cusp of reaching 1,000 units of accommodation and as a Registered Charity and registered housing provider this brings with it a greater degree of regulatory scrutiny including a strong emphasis on good governance.
We are keen to attract new Board Members who share the values and ethos of Framework, and are committed to making a real difference to the life chances of vulnerable and homeless people.
Motivation, vision, commitment and enthusiasm will be key attributes for these exciting and challenging roles.  Ideally, we would like applicants to have direct experience and expertise in any of the following: 
Finance, preferably as a qualified accountant 
Supported Housing and its regulation
Health, Social Care and the role of the Care Quality Commission
We are also seeking to build the expertise of our Board in relation to:
Strategic Planning
The needs of minority, disadvantaged and socially excluded groups
You must be able to attend six Board meetings per year (taking place on an evening in Nottingham) and one weekend away for the annual Board Conference.  Attendance at training may also be required from time to time.
Applications must be received by 12 noon on 31st October 2017
Interviews will be held on: 13 and 14 November 2017