Location: Salford
Salary: £5,300 pa
Posted: 2 months ago
Closes: 14 May, 2021
Contract: Part Time

Non-Executive Board Member

Salix Homes owns and manages around 7900 homes across Salford, Greater Manchester.

Approximately one in ten people in the area live in one of our homes – so we are an integral part of the local community and ideally positioned to make a real difference to people’s lives.

We work hard to understand the things that matter most to our customers and design our services around their needs.

We’re rethinking housing to find new ways to deliver excellent customer services and innovative solutions to housing.

Looking forward, we continue to anticipate and adapt to a fast changing agenda, with an emphasis on quality, value for money services, safety of our homes, developing new homes and promoting Salix Homes as a great place to work.

To support these ambitions, we now wish to appoint two new Board Members who are looking to invest their expertise and experience on behalf of others.

As a Board Member, you’ll play a part in scrutinising and developing our organisation’s strategic planning, ensuring rigorous professional challenge and accountability supports better outcomes for our customers.

We are keen to hear from you if you have skills, knowledge or experience in the following areas:

  • Customer Service
  • EDI
  • Human Resources
  • Development (Housing Specific), particularly market sale
  • Environmental/Green Agenda

In addition, you should bring an inquisitive mind and a collaborative style that will enable you to ask the right questions to get the best from others. It’s important that you can model our organisational values and that you share our absolute commitment to delivering great customer service.

Our Board is proud of the range of specialisms and experiences it has as a collective, however, we recognise that in a number of diversity areas we are underrepresented.  We are therefore keen to attract a diverse applicant pool. We would particularly encourage representation from Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals and those from the LGBTQ+ Community, as well as those with disabilities. We encourage all potential candidates to reflect on their strengths and experiences in the broadest sense, including transferable skills where appropriate when considering their suitability for the position. In all cases, we will select the best candidate for the role.

In return for your investment in Salix Homes, you will have the opportunity to make a valuable strategic contribution, working across a wide range of issues, that will help to diversify and enhance your own professional frame of reference.

Further information about the role of a Salix Homes Board Member can be accessed, and applications submitted, via  https://www.salixhomes.co.uk/jobs/working-at-salix Alternatively, email a copy of your CV and supporting statement, setting out why you wish to apply for the position and what you feel you will bring to the role, directly to michaela.andrews@salixhomes.co.uk Similarly, if you would like to arrange a conversation to discuss the roles, please contact Michaela directly.

Time Commitment: Necessary to fulfil the role, approximately 15-20 days per annum.

Closing Date: Friday 14 May 2021 at Midday