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Non-executive Board Member

Job details
Posting date: 30 May 2024
Salary: £6,553 to £6,553 per year
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 24 June 2024
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Nottingham Community Housing Association
Job type: Permanent
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Do you want to be a voice for change? If so, join our Board and help shape change at NCHA

We are looking for two new Board Members

About Us
A force for good in the East Midlands, NCHA’s mission is to provide homes and support by people who care. Having celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2023, we continue to thrive. We house more than 20,000 people and manage over 10,000 homes in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

We employ over 1,200 people, who receive training opportunities, apprenticeships and a huge range of colleague benefits.

We’re building new homes all the time and work with 19 local authorities to build affordable homes that meet the needs of people in their area. This includes homes for sale, rent, shared ownership and everything in between. We’ve got an annual turnover of £100 million, and we have invested more than £750 million in properties.

But we don’t just do houses - we also provide a range of care and support services all over our region.

View our Annual Report and Corporate Plan for more information.

About our Board and the roles

NCHA strives to be an inclusive employer and we particularly welcome applicants from ethnic minority communities, LGBTQ+ communities, women and people with disabilities to ensure we fully represent our communities.

As we also value diversity in experience and sector, we review the make-up of our Board annually to ensure we’ve got the right representation to enable us to continue to make the right decisions for our customers, colleagues and the organisation as a whole.

And this is where you come in. We’re recruiting for:

Two Non-Executive Board Members

We are looking for experienced Board professionals. One of the new Board members will have a good understanding of the current strategic issues within the housing sector (specifically social housing), and the other should have recent and relevant finance experience. If you have a background in either of these areas, along with non-executive director experience, we would welcome your application. Both successful candidates will also be allocated membership of a committee within our governance structure, for the successful finance-related appointment this will be the Audit and Risk Committee.

If you feel you need more experience before you can fit this criteria and you are one of our customers, you may be interested in our Associate Board Member vacancies – please see our vacancies page for more details.

All applicants should be enthusiastic team players with links to the East Midlands who share our CLEAR values, have a passion for housing and social care, and are looking for a Non-Executive Board Member role with a socially conscious Housing Association.

You will work as part of a team and be collectively responsible for ensuring the success of NCHA, and its compliance with all legal and regulatory obligations.

You will contribute to setting our strategic aims and take key strategic decisions about future development; whilst providing entrepreneurial leadership and oversight across the NCHA Group; including playing a part in managing the Chief Executive and executive management team.

Finally, you will accept the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Board Membership including meeting the fit and proper persons test under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

See more on our Board here.

About You

You will be enthusiastic about our aims, have excellent communication skills and a clear understanding of the issues facing the Housing and Care sectors; along with a strong commitment and empathy with our values and objectives.

You will be a values-driven person with an understanding of the needs of diverse communities, including people with disabilities and those who are socially disadvantaged.

You will demonstrate sound independent judgement and have the ability to work effectively in a team.

You will have the flexibility to attend and participate in a minimum of eight daytime or evening meetings per year, and development activities such as induction, training and performance review sessions, or events, as reasonably required.

You will have either recent and relevant financial experience or have extensive experience of Housing, ideally Social Housing.

What’s in it for you?

Training and support towards your personal development
A chance to expand your existing Board skills
Opportunities to network as you would be representing NCHA externally when required
IT equipment provided
Remuneration: £6,553 per annum

If you’ve got a passion for what we do, please click APPLY now and be assured that you will be joining a successful Board and contributing to our vision of “More Homes, Great Services, Better Lives”.

All queries about the role and/or selection process will be handled by Sylvia Hart, Group Governance and Risk Manager who can be contacted on or 0800 013 8555

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Save the dates

By 8 July 2023 Completion of Personality Questionnaire (if shortlisted)

10 & 11 July 2024 In-person interviews at Pelham House, NG5 1AG


You will need to attach a CV and answer our other applications questions in order to apply for this role.
We will only shortlist you for the Non-Executive Board Member role if you have relevant Board experience and have a specialism in either Finance or Housing.
All correspondence will be via your registered email address.
Please note that we are not offering visa sponsorship for these roles.
The Company

We’re Nottingham Community Housing Association, known to many as NCHA. We’ve been around since 1973, and we're really proud of that. We're more than just a housing association: we deliver care and support to people all over the East Midlands. Read our story to find out more about us.

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