Home Makers Board member vacancy

Updated: 30 August 2019 at 11:19am

We have a vacancy for a non-executive board member for our new private lettings service, Home Makers.

Phoenix is a housing organisation with a difference. As London’s first Community Gateway, we’re owned and led by our residents. Our Chair and Vice Chair are both Phoenix tenants. Some housing associations talk about resident involvement. We live and breathe it every day.

We believe this model of resident involvement is our core strength and it’s helped us achieve a wide range of awards and accolades, including:

  • Investor in People Gold accreditation
  • Inside Housing Development Awards. Best Older People's Housing Development - under 70 homes. (Hazelhurst Court extra care scheme). Winners. 2018
  • RIBA London Awards. Winners (Hazelhurst Court extra care scheme). 2018
  • Outstanding Approach to Tenant Involvement 2017 (UK Housing Awards)
  • Excellence in Annual Reports winners 2017 (Tpas Awards)
  • Excellence in Tenant Engagement 2017 (Tpas Awards)
  • Named as a Top 10 Landlord for the 5th time running by 24housing.

Ten years after residents voted to create Phoenix, we’re developing new homes, working with partners to roll out increasing employment support for our residents, and have converted a dilapidated pub into a thriving community venue thanks to a £4.2million Lottery grant. 

We are now looking for a committed, driven and innovative person to become an independent board member. Could that be you? Read on.

Home Makers is a new private lettings service from Phoenix. Developed together with our leaseholders and initially launched as a pilot in late 2016, Home Makers offers a personal, professional and competitively priced service for private landlords in London, making full use of our experience in housing management and tenancy matters. We are now seeking to fill a vacancy for a non-executive Board member with a senior level professional background in lettings management and non-executive experience.  The successful candidate will also be the Money Laundering Compliance Officer with responsibility for Home Makers compliance with anti-money laundering regulations. Our Board meets at least 6 times a year. This role attracts payment of £3,000 per year and reasonable expenses.

As an ethical organisation we are committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are provided with equality of opportunity in employment. This commitment is reflected in our employment policies and practices, recognising the provision of equal opportunities as a matter of good management practice. 

The aim is to promote equality of opportunity so that no employee or job applicant will be subject to unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender, age, marital status, colour, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, offending background, membership or non-membership of a trade union or political beliefs. 

We therefore encourage applications from all sections of our community.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to Kevin Kelly: kevin.kelly@phoenixch.org.uk. Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 13 September 2019. Interviews are expected to take place w/c 16