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Non-Executive Director

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Non-Executive Director

We are Team Accent. We were formed in 1966 and have grown in the time since to now serve over 41,000 customers across the north, east and south of the country. We are driven by the fundamental belief that helping to solve the housing crisis will provide people with stability, a foundation for better living and contribute to the nation’s wider objectives for local and national growth. We are clear on the impact we can make across our areas of operation and motivated by our values, strong vision, and core purpose of providing top quality homes and services for our customers. We know that we have a large part to play in helping to overcome the difficulties that households on lower incomes face, and it is incumbent on us to deliver our core services to the best standard possible so that all our customers feel that it is ‘good to be home’.

It is an exciting time for the organisation as Accent looks to transform its customer offer to ensure that at every opportunity, its customers receive a first-class service. But not just that, Accent wants its services to be customer-led, enabling customers to play a meaningful role in designing services and holding them to account to make sure they deliver. Accent are also proud of its Homes England Strategic Partnership, which allows them to build even more homes in areas of housing need.

Accent are currently looking to recruit to a number of Non-Executive Director positions, in line with the approved succession plan. Accent are looking for Non- Executive Directors for Board and Committees who will continue to build on Accent’s success, offering strategic oversight, expert insight, and constructive challenge to ensure Accent delivers now and for the future. A diverse customer perspective is also important, so Accent would also like to encourage applications from those with a lived experience of social housing, or a similar customer experience, and from younger people and other under-represented groups.  

We are recruiting two exciting posts:

  • A Non-Executive Board Member, who will sit on the Accent Board and on the Capital Investment Committee (CIC)
  •  An independent Non-Executive Committee member, who will sit on the Capital Investment Committee (CIC).

The Capital Investment Committee is responsible for monitoring the delivery of Accent’s Development and Growth and Asset Management Strategies, as well as overseeing the operational and financial performance of the annual development programme. A key element of the committee’s work is the strategic oversight of the investment in Accent’s asset base, underpinned by great data and linked with customer insight.  

Core responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the development of Accent’s strategic approach to Development, Growth and Asset Management, including the effective planning of investment
  • Monitoring the delivery of Accent’s Development and Growth and Asset Management Strategies including overseeing investment towards achieving zero carbon and matters relating to sustainability.
  • Overseeing the operational and financial performance of the annual development programme.
  • Approval of development schemes in line with the Group's strategy.
  • Oversight of the operational and financial performance of the annual Asset Investment Programme including responsive maintenance
  • Review new business opportunities, including Joint Ventures, and recommend to the Board for approval.
  • To consider all programme bids in accordance with Accent’s long-term financial plans including grant and non-grant funded programmes and to recommend these to the Board.

Please click here to view/download the Recruitment Pack.

Accent is looking to appoint Non-Executive Directors with the following attributes:

  • Experience in a Non-Executive Director position for a registered social housing provider is preferred (not essential for Committee post).
  • Strong knowledge of the social housing sector, including current regulations.
  • Experience at a senior level of development, asset management and investment programmes with a national scope.
  • Experience in overseeing the delivery of significant development schemes from inception to completion.
  • Knowledge and understanding of development finance.
  • Strong understanding of strategic asset management in a social housing context.
  • Understanding of the key development risks and opportunities for a Registered Provider in the current and anticipated operating environment and what constitutes adequate risk assurance.
  • Data driven approach, and the understanding of the importance of this to the sector and the remit of the position.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and engagement capabilities.

Time commitment:

  • Board meets six times per year with a mixture of in person meetings (Peterborough and Bradford) and Hybrid meetings.
  • Committees meet approximately 6 times a year in addition to the main Board.
  • Where required additional meetings may be held to support the organisation with its business and Strategy days are held twice per year for all NED’s.
  • The annual commitment for a Board Member NED is likely to be around 15 days.
  • The annual commitment for a Committee NED is likely to be around 8 days.


  • Board member - £9,200 per annum
  • Committee member - £4,500 per annum
  • Reasonable expenses are reimbursed, and training opportunities are provided.

    If you feel great about putting customers first, then we feel great about you joining the Accent team.

    And we are a team. We live and breathe our values – we are Smart, we are Driven, we are Caring and we are Inclusive – are you? If you can do what’s right and challenge what you think is wrong, relish the opportunity to work with some fabulous colleagues to improve the customer experience and make sure we keep to our promises, then you are the person we are looking for.

    If you require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, please let us know we will ensure requirements are met. 

    If you have any queries about the role, please email: 


We manage and run our business in a way that we can continue to be successful and make a real difference in the communities in which we work. We put our residents at the heart of the business and strive to offer a personal, modern, better service.

Accent Group is a registered social housing provider based in Shipley, West Yorkshire. The Group provides over 20,000 homes to around 34,000 residents across the UK.

We offer an excellent benefits package including flexi-time, a salary based contributory pension scheme with generous holidays and both internal and external training opportunities.

Company info
Charlestown House
Acorn Park Industrial Estate
West Yorkshire
BD17 7SW
United Kingdom

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