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Risk & Assurance Committee Independent Member

Home Based
£4,500 per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2022

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Executive & Senior
Board member
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Stonewater is proud to be one of the UK’s leading social housing providers, with a mission to deliver good quality affordable, homes to people who need them most. We manage around 34,500 homes in England, for over 76,000 customers, including affordable properties for rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation such as retirement and supported living schemes for older and vulnerable people, domestic abuse refuges, a dedicated LGBTQ+ Safe Space, and young people’s foyers.

Our significant and progressive house-building programme aims to build a minimum of 1,500 new homes a year from 2022/23 and we have a good pipeline of development to achieve this, driven by our vision of everyone having the opportunity to have a place that they can call home. We plough our surplus into building new homes, improving our existing housing stock and investing in customer services.

With an annual turnover of around £210m and £2bn in fixed assets, Stonewater is a strong, dynamic and well-managed social business, with a long-term rating of A+ by independent credit ratings agency, S&P Global Ratings and a top G1/V1 governance and viability ranking from the Regulator of Social Housing.

We are seeking an experienced professional with a recognised accountancy qualification to join our Risk and Assurance Committee as an independent member. You will have a good understanding of the current and evolving risk management best practice and be aware of the external financial environment within which Stonewater operates. You should also have experience of gaining assurance of systems and internal control environment from internal and external auditors and other assurance providers.

An annual allowance of £4,500 is payable and expenses incurred on Stonewater business will be reimbursed. The panel meets as and when required, up to monthly. Meetings are mainly by video conference. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in learning and development activities. The role would provide good experience for a candidate wishing to progress to a board-level position in the medium term.

Closing Date: Midday on 8th June 2022

Interviews to be conducted virtually in July. Date to be confirmed.

Appointment to this role will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check, satisfactory references and possession of a valid Right to Work document.

Stonewater supports equality of opportunities and are dedicated to being a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer.

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Stonewater reserve the right to bring the closing date forward should enough quality applications be received prior to the current closing date.

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