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Independent Co-optee

Join our Board of Trustees as an Independent Co-optee

We are recruiting two Independent Co-optees to join our Board of Trustees. The Board sets and actively drives our purpose, mission, aims and values, and through these, is working to embed within the organisation a clear customer focus, inclusion, integrity, openness and accountability. The Board also acts as the Parent for all entities within the BVT Group to ensure these entities support and enhance the delivery of BVT’s mission, aims and values.

Members of our Board of Trustees are also appointed to the boards of two other BVT Group entities: Bournville Works Housing Society (BWHS) and Bournville Almshouse Trust (BAT).

This is a really positive time to join BVT as we progress our continuous improvement activities and focus on improving the quality of our services and homes within a changing regulatory environment.

To support us on this journey we are particularly looking to recruit candidates with senior level experience within the following fields:

  • Social housing sector, particularly housing, neighbourhoods and customer experience.
  •  Asset management, including asset performance, capital investment and proportionate carbon reduction measures.

We aspire to have a diverse board and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join BVT. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who are underrepresented on our Board which includes people under the age of 55 and/or from Black, Asian and
minority ethnic backgrounds.

Skills and experience requirements

We require a range of skills and experience across our governance structure.

For this role, we are specifically looking to recruit an independent member with skills and experience in the following areas

  • Social housing sector, particularly housing, neighbourhoods and customer experience.
  • Asset management, including asset performance, capital investment and proportionate carbon reduction measures

How to apply

You will need to submit the following:

An expression of interest detailing why you are interested in this role and include examples of how you demonstrate the required skills, experience and competencies. Please also include any known personal or business connections to the BVT Group.

• A copy of your CV including your contact details, employment history, education and qualifications, any memberships of professional bodies anddetails of any relevant voluntary activities.

• A completed equalities monitoring form.

Please send your submission to Hannah Pryce, Head of Governance, at hannahpryce@bvt.org.uk

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role before you apply, please contact either Helen Harvey, Director of People & Performance at helenharvey@bvt.org.uk or call 0121667 1149 or Hannah Pryce, Head of Governance at hannahpryce@bvt.org.uk or call 0121 667 1152.

The candidate successfully appointed to the role will need to fully complete and sign a Declaration of Interests form and a Fit and Proper Persons declaration before the appointment is confirmed.

Recruitment timetable

Deadline for expressions of interest: Sunday 14th July 2024
Shortlisting: Week commencing 15th July 2024
Interviews: Week commencing 29th July 2024

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