Board members (five)

Altair Ltd
Bodmin, Cornwall
£5,000 per annum plus reasonable expenses
Closing date
25 Oct 2021
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  • Time commitment: Up to two days a month
  • Meeting times and location: Online meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month, 9:30am-13:00pm
  • Remuneration: £5,000 per annum plus reasonable expenses
  • Closing date for applications: 10am Monday 25 October 2021

Are you passionate about Cornwall and its communities?  If so, would you like to play a key role in an organisation with great ambitions for the future, supporting and improving the lives of the people of Cornwall?

Cornwall Housing (CHL) is a substantial regional housing organisation, strongly connected with its communities and key stakeholders. An Arms’ Length Management Company of Cornwall Council created in April 2012, CHL is a partner of choice and an influencer of policy within Cornwall and the South West as well as a contributor to the health of the regional economy.

Our values of providing excellent service, being honest and accountable, ambitious through partnership, progressive and empowered puts our customer at the heart of everything we do.

We manage and maintain approximately 10,000 council homes and look after around 400 leaseholders on behalf of Cornwall Council. We also deliver the Homechoice, Housing Options and advice services on Cornwall Council’s behalf, providing support and advice to nearly 10,000 more families and individuals each year.

A Registered Provider in our own right with an annual turnover of £39.4 million (2019-20) and employing 393 individuals, we have our own homes that we build for social rent in Cornwall. We also provide development support to the Council who have a programme of over 1,700 new homes over the next eight years which we will then manage.

We are going through a period of significant change following two independent reviews last year and are looking to strengthen the Board, in addition to planning for succession. Consequently, we are looking for five board members with senior level strategic experience in one or more of the following areas (listed alphabetically): 

  • Corporate Finance, Treasury and Business Planning
  • Development
  • Governance: Regulation, Risk, Compliance and Assurance
  • HR, OD
  • Business / Organisation Transformation
  • Strategic IT
  • Sustainability 

The right candidates will have strong people and/or leadership skills, an understanding of the range of communities in the Cornwall area and a commitment to good governance. An understanding of the social housing sector is ideal, however, it’s not essential as we recognise the benefits of learning from other professions and sectors.

Cornwall Housing aims to achieve equality and celebrate diversity in every area of its work, therefore we welcome applications to this role from under-represented groups on the Board.

If you are interested in joining our committed team of Board Members and playing a key role in the lives of thousands in our communities, please visit to download a recruitment pack and find out more.

The closing date for applications is 10.00am Monday 25th October 2021. The Final Interviews will be held in person (restrictions permitting) w/c 8 November 2021. Our aim is for new board members to attend their first Board Meeting on 30 November 2021.

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