There has never been a more important time to become involved in social housing and, as a board member, there is a great opportunity to add value where it can have impact. At Irvine HA, we are looking to add to the existing talented board with additional skills as we look to build.
Our mission is Transforming Lives, Revitalising Neighbourhoods and we know that the homes and services we provide, and engagement we have with our customers, gives us the opportunity to do this on a daily basis.
We’re now looking for three new board members as we take on the opportunities and challenges of the next few years. Our ideal candidates will have skills in either:
• Construction (eg asset management or regeneration)
• Customer Service
• Community investment or development
During the summer of 2020 we approved our new and ambitious Corporate Plan. Its themes are People, Homes and Place and, over the next three years we aim to build 300 new homes, invest over £2m per annum in improving our existing homes, continue our move towards greater digitalisation of services, provide new services aimed at tackling homelessness and helping customers sustain their tenancies, and support place-making in the communities we serve.
Our approach to delivering these outcomes combines commercial acumen with our social purpose – we are a business with a charitable heart. In 2011 we entered a partnership with Riverside. We are a direct subsidiary operating with a high degree of autonomy. Being part of a larger group allows us to use shared services meaning we can drive efficiency through the business and use the resulting increase in capacity to deliver better outcomes for our customers. Being part of Riverside also gives us access to considerable capital funding putting us in a strong position to deliver new homes and regenerate our existing portfolio.
We are committed to achieving diversity throughout our organisation and particularly welcome applications from young people, BAME and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented.
We believe this is an exciting opportunity. If you think so too and have the skills, energy and enthusiasm for the role then we’d love to hear from you.