Are you interested in being involved in the strategic decision making processes of a dynamic business?
Are you willing to learn and pass on your knowledge to others?
We are looking to recruit high calibre individuals, to join a successful Board who have continued to retain its G1 / V1 status
from the Regulator of Social Housing, the highest rating for governance and financial viability. However, WDH is not an organisation
that rests on its successes, and with the challenges facing the sector and the district we are already preparing for the next In Depth Assessment (IDA) from the RSH and want to ensure that our Board continues to have a membership with a broad range of skills and experience. That's where you come in.
We are always interested in individuals with the skills and dedication to develop our social value approach, help grow the business and are as passionate
as we are about making a real difference in our communities.
We want our Board members to offer appropriate challenge, whilst being ambassadors for WDH and its Vision to create confident communities.
We are specifically looking for housing construction and development experience, however we would also be interested in any of the following areas of expertise:
Our commitment is to have a Board which is representative of the community we serve, with a passion for success, who can bring diverse perspectives to the Board.
We are one of the country's largest registered providers and the largest rented
housing provider in the Wakefield district, managing over 31,000 in Wakefield
and our wider operating area across the north of England. We are a charitable
Community Benefit Society registered under the Co operative and Community
Benefit Societies Act 2014.
Our Vision is to create confident communities and we will do this by:
A full induction will be provided to any new member which will be supplemented by training and support, as well as remuneration of up to £5k, based on attendance and contribution.
Attendance and contribution at Board, Committee meetings and Board Away Days. This
is a minimum of six evening meetings per year. In addition, you will be expected
to prepare for meetings, attend training sessions and keep up to date with current
relevant issues. Board papers are sent out digitally as part of our climate change approach.
We also make Independent Member appointments directly to our Board’s Committees. This role requires the same skills, knowledge and expertise highlighted above but as solely a Committee Member the time commitment will equate to four meetings each year, with equivalent remuneration based on attendance and contribution.
We currently have an Audit and Risk; Investment and Funding; Compliance and Assurance; and Operational Committee. Successful candidates will be appointed to the Committee where they can provide the maximum contribution and will receive an appropriate induction.
If you identify with the above and can share some of your time and expertise, we will
ensure that you have the opportunity to make a real difference.
For more information, please contact Paddy Needham, Corporate Governance Service Manager at Boardmembers@wdh.co.uk.