York Housing Association

Board Membership

York Housing Association believes that good governance is critical to the success of the organisation. We therefore have a comprehensive governance framework which includes clear roles for Board members, Board Committees and recruitment procedures.

We have an active Board of up to 12 members, although we currently aim to operate with around 10 members. This allows capacity for us to co-opt people with specific skills as and when required.  We do not remunerate Board Members at York Housing Association so they give up their time voluntarily.

The Board meet at least six times a year to focus on both the current performance of York Housing Association and also its strategic direction as an organisation. Board members have been recruited because of their successful experience and skills in either the housing sector or other parts of the public and private sectors. All Board members go through a full selection process, after which they undertake a period of observation of Board meetings before they become full members.

The Board reviews its effectiveness annually and considers whether there are any skill gaps which need filling, against a matrix that covers the skills and experience we believe are necessary to effectively govern the Association. Board membership is open to anyone, and we particularly encourage applicants from under-represented groups in order to ensure the Board remains diverse in its make up. Any vacancies will always be advertised on this website and elsewhere.

We will provide training and support to make sure Board membership is a positive experience for you. If you are interested in becoming a Board member please contact our Chief Executive on 01904 636061


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