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09/06/2022

Vacancy: Board and Committees Manager

About us:

Homes for Lambeth was set up in 2017 and is a company wholly owned by Lambeth Council. Our ambition is to build thriving communities and better futures for our residents.

We are doing this by tackling the climate crisis, building more and better homes that are sustainable, affordable and high-quality, as well as supporting our residents through employability and community development activities. We are dedicated to ensuring that people of all backgrounds are welcome and have a fair chance to progress in their career.

Our organisation proactively strives towards creating a work environment that facilitates all groups equally. Homes for Lambeth holds the highest standard of workplace practices and acts in the interest of all employees.

We work with carefully selected architects and existing residents on the estates we are rebuilding to create homes and communities that will thrive for many years to come. Our projects are within existing housing estates across Lambeth as well as on smaller sites and involve a mix of homes at genuinely affordable rents, and homes to buy and rent on the open market. 

About you:

You will be an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individual who is willing to work closely with our residents and their communities and ready to support them as Homes for Lambeth (HFL) build more and better homes across Lambeth.

We are looking for a Manager of Boards and Committees.

The Role:

This is initially an interim role to:

  • Ensure the effective management and operation of HFL’s Boards and Committees and that all meeting requirements, including forward agenda planning, are planned effectively.

  • Provide assurance on 1. To the AD Governance & Risk

  • Oversee the provision of quality services to Board and Committee Members

  • Manage one or more members of team staff, as required.

Personal Specification

  • Significant experience as a governance or secretariat manager within a Company Secretariat or Governance Team, and of managing and motivating a small team

  • Proven ability to manage a very busy suite of Board and Committee meetings across a financial year with the ability to forward plan efficiently, effectively and resolve challenges as they arise

  • Significant experience of minuting formal Board and Committee meetings

  • Knowledge and experience of working within the social housing sector, local authority or third sector or within the housing/house building sectors

Competencies and abilities

  • Strong and proven influencing skills, particularly with senior staff

  • Ability to demonstrate a solutions and outcomes approach

  • Demonstration of flexible approach

  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels and to write clearly and concisely

  • Ability to focus on detail, whilst multitasking, and undertake a range of activities meeting deadlines as required

  • Able to plan and organise own and team’s work in order to deliver an excellent and timely service Able to set up and run several administrative systems

  • Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality requirements in relation to Boards, Committees, and other matters within the team functions

  • Proven ability to draft accurate documents and strong editing skills

  • Good proven experience of using Microsoft office products including SharePoint.

  • Demonstrable experience of using digital Board administration software packages

Soft Skills:

  • Sound analytical skills and judgement, able to manage volume data and shape insights that support the business in a user-friendly way.

  • Adaptable - able to adjust strategies and tactics to meet changing nature of the business.

  • Motivated to deliver quality affordable homes

  • IT literate and the ability to adapt to new systems

  • Good administration skills and strong technical knowledge in minute taking.

Qualifications and Education

  • ICSA qualification (desirable but not essential)

Full job description

How to apply:

To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV and covering letter responding to the job description and person specification to recruitment@homesforlambeth.co.uk.

Please can you complete the equalities form. We would appreciate if you could complete the form. Equalities Form - Governance & Risk Manager if you cannot open the link, please copy the https://forms.office.com/r/pgJ5yyCaya on your browser.

Your Application:

Closing Date for your application: 23rd June 2022.

What we offer:

  • Flexible Working – please note that this role can be largely home based, with a requirement to travel to central London to attend Board and Committee meetings and a monthly staff meeting.

  • Pension

  • Occupational Health

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Training and Development Opportunities

  • Professional Subscription Reimbursement

  • Eye Tests and Glasses

  • High Street Discounts

Homes For Lambeth are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

At Homes for Lambeth, we value every individual in the workplace, we embrace and celebrate our differences, and we strive to create an environment where everyone can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential.