We're looking for a resident Board member!
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. It is important to us that the Board reflects the views of the diverse communities we work in so we welcome applications from all members of parts of our communities. 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.
Application information pack
The information pack below will help you to better understand the role of the Resident Board Member, what support is available as well as the timetable for recruitment. Please read the following documents and return the completed application form to Jayne.Kaye@peabody.org.uk or via post to:
Peabody Group Governance Team
45 Westminster Bridge Road
You will find the following information helpful in understanding the role and our recruitment timetable:
- Letter from Chair of Peabody Board, Lord Kerslake
- Information pack
- Application Form including Equality and Diversity Questionnaire (this needs to be completed and returned to the above address via email or post)
Applications should be submitted by Thursday 29 March 2018 as the first interviews will be held in mid-April. Applications will be considered after this date but you will need to contact Jayne Kaye (Jayne.Kaye@peabody.org.uk).
June Welcome has served as a Resident Board Member of the Peabody Board for nine consecutive years and will shortly be leaving this position. June has been an incredibly valued member of the Peabody Board and her contributions have been immense. Here she shares her experience of what it’s been like to serve as a Resident Board member and what you can expect from the role: