Independent Board Members and Board Chair

Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Board Members - £3k/Chair - £8k plus expenses
13 Feb 2018
28 Feb 2018
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Independent Board Members and Board Chair

‘Building homes and communities where people can thrive’

Gloucester City Homes (GCH) is looking to recruit three Independent Board Members to join our Board including the vital role of Board Chair. Our current Chair, Tim Dare has to step down in accordance with our rules after leading GCH from Shadow Board status, moving GCH from zero star to a 3 star excellent housing management service and overseeing the transition from ALMO to Housing Association in 2015. The regulator has recently assessed GCH as having the highest governance rating and we are looking to build on this success.

Remuneration for Board member roles is £3,000 per annum plus expenses; the Chair receives £8,000 per annum plus expenses. 

GCH is a non-profit making, charitable organisation with over 4,500 homes and we are developing exciting plans with our key stakeholders to regenerate two of our largest communities.

We have a commitment to deliver 100 new homes in our first four years as a Housing Association and we are well on the way to achieving this target. Over the next 5 years we will be investing £36 million in our tenants’ homes, with a further £10.3 million in repairs and maintenance.  We are committed to delivering safe, secure and decent homes that fulfill our health and safety obligations. We also continue to help our communities, through a number of projects, to improve the quality of life for our residents.

GCH is a successful organisation and highly accredited with IIP Gold, BSI:ISO9001:2015; Sunday Times Top 100  and Customer Service Excellence as examples. With a remit to build homes and communities where people can thrive, we are looking to create greater capacity and resources to improve communities and services across Gloucester.

Candidates should have an expert level of knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Tactical and Strategic Leadership
  • Corporate governance
  • Community benefit law / charity law / legal
  • Business expansion / commercial development
  • Financial strategy and financial management including income maximisation
  • ICT strategy and systems

Working knowledge in the following areas would also be desirable:

  • Risk identification and management
  • Health and safety
  • National / local social and housing policy

To apply, visit our website via the red 'apply' button.

If you would like any further information, please contact

Closing date: Wednesday 28th February 2018