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North Devon Homes Board Member

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Barnstaple, Devon
£4,798 per annum
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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North Devon Homes

Do you want to be part of a Board of Trustees and team with a strong social purpose, delivering real change and improvements to the community?

North Devon Homes is a successful housing charity based in North Devon, with a turnover of £20 million and 3,400 homes. Our team makes a positive difference to over 10,000 customers across North Devon.

We are looking to recruit two Board Members who can bring real value and experience to our strategic leadership team. As a Board member, you will be jointly responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Charity, and ensuring we remain focussed on our mission and values. We are looking for candidates with a good understanding of strategic business change, innovation and leadership, as we refine services in line with customer feedback and respond to the changing regulatory agenda. To complement the existing Board skill set, we are specifically looking for two exceptional professionals with either a relevant financial or property background.

Vacancy 1 - Financial

The successful candidate will bring to us at least one of the following skills and experiences: experience of working in housing association finance; experience of overseeing finances relating to commercial development; experience of working at a senior level in treasury management, the finance/banking sector or financial accounting; an understanding of strategic financial planning; also, an understanding of appropriate methods for mitigating financial risks.

Vacancy 2 – Property

The successful candidate will bring skills and expertise in one of the two following areas: property development and construction; or, asset management, property maintenance and property compliance. Experience of working for a housing association, or knowledge of the social housing sector and an understanding of the regulatory environment that associations operate within, would be desirable.

Our Board is team-focused with a strong sense of collaboration, with the aim of meeting our communities’ needs and fulfilling our vision of ‘creating communities where people want to live’.

As a Disability Confident and Equal Opportunities Employer, we are committed to ensuring our Board represents our workplace population and the communities we serve. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates from a diverse and wide range of backgrounds.

Our offices are located in Barnstaple, Devon and Board meetings are held via a mix of virtual and in person. The expected Time commitment is12-14 days per annum. The annual fee is £4,798 per annum.

In person interviews are planned in Barnstaple for 21 March 2024


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

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Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom

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