Board Chair

Recruiter
B3 Living
Location
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Salary
£8,900 per annum
Posted
22 Mar 2019
Closes
15 Apr 2019
Seniority
Chair
Hours
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

B3L is a mature (2006) LSVT association based in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, owning over 4,600 homes with a further 500 in the pipeline. We are well governed, financially sound and offer good value and services to our residents. We have a V1 rating for financial viability and G1 rating for governance from the Regulator of Social Housing; we are also rated by Moody’s, with a strong A3 rating. We are committed to addressing the acute shortage of affordable homes in our locality, ensuring that we help create cohesive communities through supporting our residents.

We are at an interesting and exciting phase of our development as we are currently reviewing our purpose. Rather than being an average performer at a wide range of things, we want to narrow our focus to become exceptional at a few carefully chosen areas, and become a beacon and thought leader for the sector. We are small enough to be agile and flexible and we have a Board that has the appetite to be different, and a team that have the potential to deliver this.

We are looking for a motivational leader who understands the importance of change in organisations and can inspire and lead the team to new ways of thinking about what we do and how we do it. We want to be creative and resilient in how we consider solutions to seemingly difficult issues and tenacious in pursuing new opportunities.

Overseeing accountability for both the direction and control of the organisation with the rest of the board and executive directors is key to this role, you will also set the organisation’s vision and values and ensure that obligations to stakeholders are understood and reflected in strategy and policies.

We believe having a diverse Board is vital to our ongoing success and we particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups.  

Governance and non-executive leadership experience is essential, as well as knowledge of the housing sector, equality and diversity and a good understanding of strategic management and planning. Experience of chairing boards and committees is also required.

At B3Living we are confident that our contribution to resolving the housing crisis is tangible and we are determined in our continued commitment to the delivery of more affordable housing and customer-focused services.

Closing date: Monday 15th April, 12 noon.

Initial interviews: Wednesday 1st May 2019.

Final interviews: Tuesday 14th May 2019.