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Volunteer Director / Trustee to join a Housing Association / Charity

St Basils


Posted over 30 days ago...

St Basils works with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, the largest organisation working exclusively in the West Midlands helping some 4,000 young people each year across the region. 


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Birmingham, B9 4DY

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

As a registered provider of social housing, St Basils is required (in accordance with the Regulator of Social Housing’s Regulatory Framework) to adopt and comply with an appropriate Code of Governance. St Basils has adopted the sector specific NHF Code of Governance 2020. An annual statement of compliance in respect of the Governance Code is published in the Annual Report and Financial Statements. St Basils is governed by a Board of Directors. St Basils also has the following Committees, which have delegated functions to support good governance and effective oversight. 

Business Support and Audit Committee Service Delivery and Development Committee Nominations Committee

This role will support our Business Support and Audit Committee.  St Basils is a registered charity. All Board Members are also Trustees and will be registered as such with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. We are also a Company limited by guarantee; as such St Basils Directors are required to comply with any requirements within the provisions of the Companies Act 2006. As a member of St Basils’ Board, you will be a guardian of St Basils’ charitable purpose. You will be responsible for holding the Senior Leadership Team to account through constructive challenge and for ensuring St Basils’ strategic priorities are met. You will form part of St Basils’ good governance function which involves having an oversight of key business areas, such as safeguarding, risk, finance, health and safety, EDI and business development.  St Basils has adopted the RACE Equality Code and is actively seeking applications for Board members from the Black community to ensure our Board is reflective of the communities and young people that we serve. We would especially welcome your application if you have experience in any of the following areas:

Legal Criminal Justice System Housing Health & Social Care Children’s Social Care Services ICT

The role is voluntary and non-remunerated, however reasonable expenses will be paid as required for your work as a Director.

What are we looking for?

Experience of, or a professional background in any of the following:

Health or Social Care Children or Young People’s Services including Youth Justice  IT Commercial Development Legal Housing

A commitment to the vision, mission and principles to work by of St Basils A commitment to the time requirements of a St Basils Director An ability to digest large amounts of data, including financial accounts/Audit reports A commitment to the principles of EDI, including tackling discrimination in all forms An ability to challenge constructively and make decisions independently based on evidence A willingness to undertake training and development as required by the Board It is not a requirement of the role that you have worked as a Director / Trustee previously.

What difference will you make?

As a Director / Trustee of the Board and a member of the Business Support & Audit Committe, you will be responsible for overseeing the finances of the organisation, reviewing internal and external audit work, and holding the Senior Leadership Team accountable for implementing the recommendations from these audits. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing St Basils’ Risk Register and ensuring it is effectively monitored. We adopt a co-regulatory approach to governance by establishing a strong working relationship between Board members and service users and developing our governance arrangements with them. We encourage Board members to visit services to support their strategic decision making. We have a Youth Advisory Board and have previous Youth Board Members on our main Board. Young people have developed 12 Youth Standards and we are held accountable through our governance systems for adherence to those standards.   Our operating environment is often challenging. As a charity, we operate within narrow financial margins. St Basils is also a registered provider of social housing with the Regulator of Social Housing. Unlike other registered providers, St Basils relies on charitable income to achieve its outcomes. Building successful partnerships and relationships with stakeholders at all levels: locally, regionally and nationally is critical to our success. Thank you for showing an interest in becoming a Director at St Basils. St Basils does vital work, which is focused on ensuring that homelessness is not part of growing up for young people. We want young people to feel cared about, have a voice, trusted support and somewhere safe, suitable and affordable to live that enables them to learn and work. If you feel this might be you, we would very much like to hear from you.


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