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Parasol Homes is committed to developing and investing in our workforce to provide an inspiring range of services. We look forward to discussing the opportunities below with you.

If you are interested in applying for a position within Parasol Home please send your C.V to info@parasolhomes.co.uk

Non-Exec Director

Parasol Homes are looking for a Non-Exec Director with a Finance background to sit on the Board as well as join Committees that support the Board.

Parasol Homes has a positive impact on people’s lives. It provides safety and security through reliable landlord and independent living services and supply a wide range of housing options in response to the housing crisis.

Parasol Homes are also committed to becoming a leading 21st century Housing Association

Has held a Director position in a small to medium scale business with a £1 min turnover (3 years minimum)

Experience in a range of sectors including Private and/or ideally some public/not for profit

Able to analyse facts and make reasoned judgements, constructively challenge and while accepting accountability and the collective decision making of the Board

Experience in Financial governance and risk management would be an advantage

Ability to demonstrate Parasol Homes core values through behaviour and commitment to their core purpose and ethos

Remuneration will be dependent on the roles undertaken but are typically £250 per day for a NED and all expenses covered.

The Non-Executive Director will be expected to work on average 1-2 days per month (more during the first 6 months to accommodate induction).

He/she will be expected to attend 12 Board meetings a year. These will normally take place between 10am and 4pm in a Central London Location.

The candidate will be expected to assist the Board as required in understanding its Financial duties and responsibilities and the financial implications of the proposed decisions.

In addition, they will be required to:

  • Provide strategic leadership to the group as a whole and Parasol Homes, establishing and ensuring compliance with its vision, values, strategic direction and objectives.
  • Ensure that appropriate plans and financial policies are in place to deliver the group’s strategic objectives and achieve value for money
  • Support and constructively challenge, as necessary, the executive team
  • Promote good governance and ensure that Parasol Homes acts in accordance with its constitution, governance framework and relevant financial and regulatory framework
  • Obtain satisfaction with regards the integrity of financial information, scrutinising and approving the Lease agreements.
  • Monitor the RP’s performance in relation to its financial objectives, plans, budgets, controls and decisions.
  • Ensure that the organisation has in place, and oversee, a robust and effective risk management framework which provides sufficient assurance to the Board.
  • Establish and oversee an appropriate framework of delegation and control.
  • Promote the Housing Association through contact with communities and other stakeholders.
  • Regularly attend, prepare for and participate in board and relevant committee meetings.
  • Attend functions, training sessions, away days and other meetings as required from time to time.
  • Comply with the RP’s Code of Conduct

As a Non-Executive on the Board there are particular requirements to:

  • Articulate Financial matters in a clear and concise manner
  • A proven track record in a strategic leadership role of significant seniority, where transformation, growth and effective risk management have been a feature.
  • This role would suit an FCA qualified or similar senior professional, preferably with board member experience.
  • Be able to advise other board members as to the possible consequences arising from financial and treasury decisions.
  • Provide effective scrutiny and oversight for proposals before the board, especially those with a financial impact for Parasol Homes and Assist the board in devising and enforcing financial policies to be applied to the whole Group.

Qualifications

  • Articulate Financial matters in a clear and concise manner

Knowledge and Experience

  • (essential) Senior level financial experience and a proven ability of operating effectively in a strategic role.
  • (Ideal) Experience of chairing a board or committee in an organisation of a similar size and complexity to Parasol Homes.
  • (essential) Understanding of the purpose and ambitions of the social housing sector.

Personal Behaviour and Style

  • Displays passion, energy and enthusiasm for the role and for Parasol Homes vision and values.
  • Is committed to working in the best interests of current and future residents
  • Is a strong leader with personal and professional credibility.
  • Possesses a high degree of probity and integrity
  • Works in a collaborative, open and engaging style.
  • Is committed to accountability, transparency and equality of opportunity.
  • Is self-aware and open to feedback and personal development.
  • Can commit the time necessary to the role.

To apply to this role please send the following to Derek Brockbank – Recruitment Manager – 02080756734
Your application will be acknowledged and treated with strictest confidence.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: £250.00 /day

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