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Board Director

Magenta Living
Birkenhead, Merseyside
£5,000 per annum plus expenses
Closing date
14 Feb 2022
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  • Time commitment: Two to three days per month.
  • Meetings and location: Board meetings and committee meetings currently held as a combination of face to face where possible or virtual. Meetings are usually held at our Magenta Living head office, Partnership Building, Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, CH41 5AA.
  • Remuneration: £5,000 per annum plus expenses
  • Closing date for applications: 10am Monday 14th February 2022

Magenta Living is the largest registered housing provider in Wirral and a not-for-profit organisation, owning and managing c.12,800 properties and a turnover of c.£70m. Employing around 600 staff, we are a significant local employer demonstrated by Investors in People Gold standard and retaining our Customer Service Excellence certificate.

This is an exciting time to be joining Magenta Living with an exciting Growth Strategy where, amongst other key ambitions, we aim to build 1,000 new homes over the next five years and continue to invest heavily in our communities. Our Magenta Way a transformational change programme which has been in place since 2018 is making significant improvements in our approach to the service we offer and how we deliver them to customers.

As part of our board succession plan we are looking to appoint at least one board director to join the Magenta Living Board and be appointed as a member of our Group Audit and Risk Committee. We are looking for energy, ambition and extensive knowledge and experience in social housing finance.  We are also keen to receive applications from those with a good knowledge of  development finance.

In addition to the above, we are seeking candidates with:

  • an accountancy qualification
  • experience of the regulated social housing sector
  • knowledge and understanding of performance monitoring and value for money
  • oversight of ICT and technology (desirable)

Previous Non-executive director experience is not essential as we provide a rigorous induction programme and tailored support for new board members. 

We hold a Gold standard in the Investor of People and our Equality, Diversity and our Inclusion Strategy (2021 to 2024) showcases the importance of a diverse board and workforce, who can help ensure we make sound decisions that are representative of our communities.

At Magenta Living we want to achieve equality and celebrate diversity in every area of our work.  We therefore welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and from all communities, and seek to improve the collective diversity of thought and experience across our Board.

As a Board we are currently underrepresented by those who do not identify as male, those from minority ethnic communities and young people.

Board meetings are held bi-monthly on Thursdays, 5:30pm-8:00pm. Group Audit and Risk Committee meetings  are held quarterly on Thursdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm.

The closing date for applications is 10:00am Monday 14th February 2022. The Final Interviews will be held in person (restrictions permitting) on 21st March 2022. Our aim is for new Board Directors to attend their first committee meeting on 5th May and Board Meeting on 26th May 2022.

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

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