Are you interested in a unique opportunity to help direct and monitor the work of Peabody?

We are currently recruiting a new resident Board member who will play a key role on the most senior governing body of Peabody.

What is the Peabody Board?

The Peabody Board is our ultimate governing body and has overall responsibility for the whole Peabody Group. Our Board members all bring different skills and experiences with them.

The Board is responsible for setting the Group’s priorities and direction, making sure we achieve our overall objectives, that we manage any risks and deliver good services, as well as many other important duties.

What does the Resident Board member do?

The role of the resident Board member is to make sure that the voices of our residents contribute to how we shape Peabody. We want ensure that our residents’ views and opinions are represented right at the top: that’s why we have resident Board members.

Resident Board members help us to identify where and how we can improve our services. They participate in Board meetings so that they can shape the work of Peabody, provide challenge and different perspectives to management, as well as lots of other unique functions and events.

How much time will it take?

This role is not full-time. Board meetings are usually held in the late afternoon or evenings (although there are occasional day time meetings and events) about 7 or 8 times a year. This means the role can be combined with work and other commitments.

Board members are expected to review and consider reports and other information before meetings, or to make decisions between meetings. Most board members also sit on one or more committees, which look at particular aspects of the Group’s work. Committees usually meet about four times a year.

The role of board and committee members is currently unpaid but expenses are paid. We also provide on-going training and a full introduction to the work of Peabody.

Who can apply?

All current residents can apply. We particularly welcome our younger residents, and those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. It is important to us that the Board reflects the views of the diverse communities we work in.

No specific qualifications or experience are needed, but board members need a keen interest in everything that Peabody does, and the willingness to contribute to all aspects of decision making.

We will be holding a briefing session in March so that you can learn more about the role and to meet our outgoing resident Board member, June Welcome.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more, please provide your contact details and we will send you more information via email about the position. 


For alternative access to any information, please phone 020 3828 4136 or email get.involved@peabody.org.uk.