ISHA Board Member

Job Title: ISHA Board Member
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J65878
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 07, 2020 15:12

Job Description

We are seeking to recruit to our Board and will give priority to people with skills in financial strategy and risk management. 

Islington and Shoreditch Housing Group (ISHA) is a community and neighbourhood based Housing organisation managing and developing quality affordable housing for people in North and East London, especially in Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest.

Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association is smaller and more local than many other housing associations operating in London. We want ISHA to stand out of the crowd as a special housing association, that:

  • Consistently provides excellent services,
  • listens and acts upon feedback from our customers,
  • continually improves the efficiency quality and value of our services,
  • goes the extra mile to make sure things get done quickly.

We work in close co-operation with our local authorities, our regulator the Homes and Communities Agency, and other local Housing Associations, including Black and Minority Ethnic, special needs Housing Associations and co-operatives. Investment in development is provided by the Homes and Communities Agency. ISHA leads the North River Alliance (NRA), which is a consortium of north and east London community based housing associations.

Role description

You will have a passion for our mission and belief that everyone is entitled to a quality, affordable safe home. And you will be highly motivated to contribute to our ambitions to stand out from the crowd in the way we provide fantastic customer service, improve how we communicate with our customers, meet future housing need and provide first class service delivery. You will have the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the issues faced by ISHA.   

This is a voluntary position and involves attending evening meetings, occasional away days and other events. You will be joining at an exciting time with a new Chair and CEO and the first year of our new 5-year Strategic Plan.

You will be part of a strategic decision-making body so will need to contribute to, and accept a share of, responsibility for the decisions of the Board. We provide initial training and continuous opportunities for learning and development. Any reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed.

Person specification

We are seeking to recruit people with skills in financial strategy and risk management. 

Time commitment

Currently 7 evening meetings per year and 2 away days. Members are also asked to join at least one Committee, meeting three to four evenings per year.

How to apply

To apply for this role, or for more information, please contact us initially via the Reach Volunteering platform. Deadline: 2nd March 2020.

Interview dates: 18th March and possibly an additional half day on 19th March 2020.