Inside Housing’s diversity survey found a very low representation of disabled people in senior housing leadership. Out of 523 executives, only seven were identified to us as disabled. On the board, representation is slightly higher - 60 out of 1,061 board members.
Inside Housing spoke to 100 of the largest housing associations to look at just how diverse the sector’s leadership is. Probably one of the most startling findings is on representation of black and minority ethnic (BME) people in housing’s top jobs.
Bright and talented young people are vital to the long-term success and sustainability of Aster Group. This is why we are so committed to apprentice training within our business. As a forward-thinking and innovative business, our vision is for everyone to have a home but it’s not something we are going to achieve overnight. Our apprentices, and our current and future staff, have a huge role to play in helping us achieve this goal.
Last year, we discovered that 25% of chief executives of the largest 180 housing associations are women (Inside Housing salary survey, 11 September 2015). The results of our leadership survey seem to show that by expanding the net to include other executive-level posts, the representation of women rises dramatically.
Inside Housing’s Innovation Index highlighted 61 social landlords with more innovative cultures than the UK cross-sector average. Places for People was up there among the very in the list, compiled by our research partners at Dolphin Index.