Our client, Choice Housing Ireland Limited (Choice), is one of Ireland’s largest housing associations. With assets under management of approaching £1bn and annual revenues >£50m, Choice makes a significant impact to its communities by providing high quality, affordable and sustainable housing and creating neighbourhoods where people are proud to live.
Choice is proud of its roots and while its charitable focus remains at the core, the Group Board has set a bold vision and strategy that reflects a move into new areas that create opportunities for growth. This breadth of ambition will underpin a step-change in the development of social, affordable and private rented housing as well as customer-focused support services.
The Choice Group Board is supported by 3 standing committees comprised of both Board and independent members. The organisation is now seeking to appoint up to 5 new Independent Committee Members from April this year, several of whom may typically progress to Main Board roles over time. Whether operating at Board or Committee level, members make very important contributions within the Group governance structure.
Audit & Risk Committee
This committee supports group board in ensuring that effective control systems are in place and to deliver good governance across Choice. Up to two new independent committee members will required. Financial skills are already well represented on this Committee and, on this occasion, we are seeking candidates who bring a different perspective to audit and risk, potentially in relation to risk management around IT & security, legal compliance, or more general commercial risk and governance experience.
Tenant and Client Services Committee
This committee is the main interface between the Association and its tenants. Up to three new independent committee members are required to support the work of this committee which ensures housing management and property services deliver an exceptional service to tenants. Experience of influencing customer service strategies at board level or strategic experience in CRM would be important. We are also keen to hear from senior executives who will bring insight into housing policy, community regeneration or the care environment or who understand board governance and wish to use those experiences in an organisation that delivers considerable social value.
Independent Committee Member positions are non-remunerated and require a commitment to attend approximately 6 meetings per annum. Meetings are scheduled to suit members where possible and are typically around 2 hours duration.
This is an exciting time to be associated with an organisation with the ambition, scale and resources of Choice. There is a real opportunity as a Committee Member to help influence and inform the growth of Choice and make a lasting difference to communities across the country.
Choice Housing Ireland Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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