Independent Board Member

Recruiter
networx
Location
Colchester
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 May 2019
Closes
13 Jun 2019
Sectors
Engineering, Defence
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Independent Board Member
Colchester
Not remunerated (Expenses & training provided)

Our client has an exciting opportunity to help shape their future through undertaking the role of an Independent Member on the Board, so why not show that you have the skills and expertise to make a lasting difference in Housing provision to the people and community of Colchester.

Their Board consists of 3 residents, 3 councillors, 3 independents and the Chief Executive. Their Independent Board Members play a vital role on the Board ensuring that decisions are in the best interests of the organisation and its customers, whilst ensuring compliance of all legal and regulatory obligations.

Our client is on an exciting journey and is a year into delivering their new strategic plan. They have ambitious plans to grow and transform their services, with a strong commitment to ensuring first-class services for their customers.

The board of directors supports and sustains the work of the Company and provides governance, leadership and strategic oversight. Their aim is to deliver great services that make a difference, by being the trusted choice for local housing, property and community services. As an organisation, their focus is on customer satisfaction, value for money and positive outcomes in the community. They are looking for a board member who is committed to helping them achieve this.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate:

General business, financial and management experience,
Evidence of delivering quality services with a strong customer care commitment
Working as an effective member of a strategic team
Experience at Board level in the public sector/ private/ voluntary sector
Skills and experience in finance and risk management would be desirable

Successful applicants will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to successfully act as an ambassador for the organisation.

If you have a passion for the delivery of quality services that have a positive impact on Communities, we would like to hear from you.

Time commitment - is approx. 1 day per month
Remuneration - This is an unpaid position, although reasonable expenses, including mileage and childcare, will be reimbursed and regular training opportunities will be offered throughout the year
Term - For an initial term of 3 years

It is really important to them that their Board reflects the customers and communities which they exist to serve. They believe having a diverse Board is vital to their ongoing success and they particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

About the Company

They manage over 7000 residential, commercial and public buildings throughout the Borough and their housing options service is available to all residents. They employ over 200 staff who are committed to delivering quality services and providing value for money for their customers. They invest in their staff, and with rising levels of staff engagement, they are proud to have achieved IIP Gold Accredited status.

Process

The deadline for applications is; 5th June 2019
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to observe a Board meeting on 3rd July 2019
Informal meetings with the Chair of the Board and Chief Executive and formal interviews to be held; W/C 29th July 2019