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Voluntary Board Members Grove Community Housing Association

  • Closing Date: 12 March 2021
  • Location: N/A
  • Salary: Voluntary
  • Contract: N/A
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Looking for a new challenge to share and develop your skills by leading a charity and growing Housing Association?  This is an exciting time to be part of Grove Community Housing Association’s journey. We have been operating and building strong communities since 1976.  Help lead on our new Strategic Plan which includes providing new build family homes for those in housing stress.


Board members undertake a vital role in meeting the challenges of governance and leadership in the Association and in respect to networking and representation, you will also play a role in influencing the development of housing policy and strategy in Northern Ireland.

We recognise the value diversity brings to organisations and warmly welcome applications from all sections and backgrounds of our community and from persons who can demonstrate knowledge, skills, and experience in two or more of the following areas:

  • Corporate and Charity Governance*
  • Property surveying, development, architecture, Passivhaus standard/eco housing*
  • Accountancy practice/senior finance/banking role*
  • Law* (housing/construction/employment/contract)
  • Social Housing Management/Policy/Research*
  • Health & Safety in residential/public settings*
  • Public Sector procurement*
  • Audit, Compliance and Risk Management
  • Organisational Development and Change Management
  • Business Improvement and Customer Excellence (senior level)
  • Strategic Leadership & Policy development
  • Human Resources, Occupational health/therapy, Public Relations (senior level)
  • Equality, Diversity and Good Relations

(* denotes priority skills in bold – At shortlisting stage, preference will be given to those applicants demonstrating both significant recent (in last 5 years) experience and demonstratable knowledge in those areas).

Applicants should possess excellent IT, communication, and interpersonal skills with proven ability to engage professionally, positively and constructively with people of all levels.

The average time commitment involves attending up to 6 x evening Board meetings (on-line at present) per year, as well as adhoc conferences, training and seminars. Induction, on-going support and a new Governance Handbook and key organisational documents will be provided.  All reasonable expenses incurred as part of the role will be reimbursed.

An Expression of Interest Form, role description and additional information are in the pack.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 12 March 2021Discussions and interviews with shortlisted applicants are expected to take place w/c Monday 15 March 2021 (subject to change) and will be at a time and date to facilitate those with prior commitments such as work, voluntary or caring responsibilities.