We're looking for new board and committee members

Gentoo Group Chair, Keith Loraine OBE (left), with Gentoo Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Wilson.

We’ve launched a recruitment campaign to find a number of new people to join our Gentoo Group Board, Gentoo Homes Board, and various committees, as Non-Executive Board Members.  

We're looking to recruit new people to join our governance structure who have skills and expertise in:

You will be required to attend 9 Board Meetings per year (including strategy days) and 4 to 6 committee meetings per year.

Successful candidates will receive £10,000 per annum.

We operate a co-terminus board structure and Gentoo Group Board Members are also Board Members for Gentoo Homes Limited.

Gentoo Homes is a profit for purpose commercial subsidiary of the Group and a house builder that sells new homes privately. It builds around 200 new homes for sale every year, and the surplus it generates is reinvested back into Gentoo Group.

Gentoo Group’s Chair, Keith Loraine OBE, said:

“Our Board Members play a key role in supporting the organisation to deliver against our strategy. It is an interesting and challenging time to work in the housing sector and join Gentoo. We are currently operating in continued economic and global uncertainty, with housing and policy related challenges to overcome both locally and nationally.

"This is an exciting opportunity to join such a pivotal organisation that is helping to shape Sunderland's future.”

We are operating in a challenging policy environment as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the Grenfell Tower fire, there has been a renewed sector focus on health and safety and tenant voice. This was further emphasised within the Social Housing White Paper. The challenge of social housing decarbonisation is one for both the sector as a whole and for the Group, alongside the changes in the decent homes standard.

The candidates will be pivotal in helping to shape and protect the Group, by applying their skills and knowledge at our Board and Committee Meetings.

You can find out more information about the role here: https://lnkd.in/eUSeJDB7 

You can download and view the recruitment pack, here: Non-executive Board Member Recruitment Pack 2022.

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