Board Member

Yorkshire Housing

Location: Home Based
Salary: £8,000
Closing Date: 31 January 2022
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

Job Description

The opportunity

We’re looking for a highly adaptable, passionate and forward-thinking individual who’s ready to embrace their next challenge and join the Yorkshire Housing Board.   

What we’re all about?

You might think of Yorkshire Housing as ‘just’ a housing provider, but we’re so much more than that. We own and manage nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire and our mission is to make it possible for current and future tenants to live in a place they’re proud to call home. We’re all about the customer, and our service doesn’t stop once the keys are in the door.  

Our vision involves reshaping the way we keep current and future customers safe and happy. We’ve got ambitious plans to disrupt the sector by overhauling the traditional customer service offer, building new homes that are truly future-proof and empowering our people through flexibility and freedom to do their best work.  

We can’t shake the feeling that we’re at the start of an incredible journey, but we can’t do it alone. You’ll constructively challenge and support the Executive team to do the right thing, not the easy thing, and join the talented team that will help us build this exciting future. Are you interested yet? 

What you’ll bring to our Board?

We’re looking for someone with a background in senior financial leadership, preferably with experience of the housing sector. 

You’ll be a trusted voice and a team player. You’ll apply your refined skill set and extensive experience operating in a senior role to a variety of situations to ensure our leadership team are set up for success.  

By providing clear, succinct and objective guidance and scrutiny, you’ll drive organisational performance and ensure that we stay compliant with all our legal and regulatory obligations. 

Do you have the right experience and background, share our passion for making a positive difference in people’s lives and understand our vision and what it takes to get there? Well, we sound like a perfect match.   

This role requires a time commitment of 2 days per month approx. 

 What’s in it for you ?

This is an opportunity to test yourself. Even for the most experienced housing leaders, the Yorkshire Housing vision will lead to unchartered territory and new environments, with challenging decisions to be made.  

It’s also an opportunity to be part of something fantastic. Working alongside a talented team of fellow Board members, as well as a fresh and energetic senior leadership team, you’ll be responsible for making a tangible impact in people’s lives. We believe safe and secure housing is a fundamental right, and to tackle the UK housing crisis head-on, we need to combine our efforts and take bold, innovative steps forward.  

You’ll also receive a remuneration of £8,000 pa for this role, plus expenses. Oh, and by the way, you can be based anywhere in the UK to apply for this position (and choose to attend meetings remotely or in person, we just ask that you attend at least one meeting and a strategy day each year in sunny Yorkshire).   

So, now you’re really interested?

How to Apply?

To apply for this role, please email with the following information: 

A CV outlining your career history, key focus areas and achievements you’re proud of. 

A supporting statement to give us a flavour of what you’re about and why you’re applying. Keep it short and sweet - no more than two sides of A4.  

Please complete the equal opportunities monitoring form (this info is confidential and used for statistical monitoring purposes only), you can download this from the job advert page or our careers website.  

Applications close at 9:00 on 31/01/2022, and final panel interviews will be held during weeks commencing 21st and 28th February. 

Click apply and then take a look at the attached Candidate Pack below for more details including a video from our Chief Executive!  

If you’ve got any questions about the position or process, please contact or visit Careers - Yorkshire Housing for more information.

The role is for an initial term of 3 years.  

Our values

We’re looking for people who want to get stuck in and make a positive difference to people’s lives. We want you to own the work you do and achieve impact.

You’ll make it happen by being curious and creating trust with our customers and each other. We want you to love what you do and have fun along the way.

A bit more about us

We’ve got a few ‘house rules’ at Yorkshire Housing (no pun intended!). One of them is work is something that you do, not somewhere that you go and another is that we think in careers, not jobs. Our flexible working environment and friendly culture means you can be yourself, take advantage of development opportunities and succeed – that’s just how we roll. 

We’re inclusive and welcoming and offer a fun and open culture with a shared belief in making a positive difference to people’s lives – it really does feel like joining a big family!


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