Thursday 16th June 2022

1312 Independent Committee Members – Byker Community Trust Committee - Karbon Homes


Independent Committee Members – Byker Community Trust Committee

Independent Committee Members

Byker Community Trust Committee

Karbon Homes

 

We are looking to appoint two suitably qualified and experienced individuals to act as Independent Committee Members on our Byker Community Trust Committee.

Come and join our team!!

We build, manage and look after homes for people across the North. And then we go further, we give them the strong foundations they need to crack on with life. Since our formation in 2017, we’ve been focused on delivering on our three strategic aims - to provide as many good quality homes as we can; to deliver excellent service to our customers; and to shape strong, sustainable places for our communities.

Our footprint covers the North East of England and Yorkshire, south from the Scottish border to almost as far as the Humber, where diverse communities face differing opportunities and challenges. Some customers just need an affordable home, or a way onto the property ladder. Others might need a bit more – financial advice, community services, sheltered accommodation or even training that can lead to a new job. Whatever people need to feel more secure, confident and happy with where they’re at, we work our heart out to provide it.

In April 2021, the ownership and management of 1,800 homes on the iconic Grade II* Listed Byker Estate transferred from Byker Community Trust into Karbon Homes. Karbon is committed to enabling the objectives of making Byker an estate of choice, contributing to a thriving Byker and ensuring that Byker’s community ethos is sustained.

 

The Role of Independent Committee Member:

Are you passionate about Newcastle, its people and its places, particularly Byker? Do you have senior leadership experience in a local or regional business? Do you have experience of helping to regenerate communities?

We are looking to appoint two suitably qualified and experienced individuals as Independent Committee Members of our Byker Community Trust Committee.

 

Here is some key information you’ll want to know right away:

• This role is for an initial three-year term

• The fee for the role is £1,800 per annum plus reasonable expenses

• The time commitment is approximately one day per month

 

The Byker Community Trust Committee was formed when the ownership and management of the Byker Estate passed to Karbon Homes in April 2021. A Committee formed of residents, Karbon representatives, Newcastle City Council representatives and independent committee members, its purpose is to work to ensure that the objectives are met of making Byker an estate of choice, contributing to a thriving Byker, and ensuring that Byker’s community ethos is sustained.

The Committee maintains scrutiny, control and oversight to ensure that Karbon’s pledge to BCT customers is met, and contributes to the shaping of Karbon’s strategy for the Estate. We would like to hear from high quality candidates with senior leadership experience gained in a local or regional business and those with experience of helping to regenerate communities. Social housing experience is not essential, but what we are looking for is someone with a real, genuine passion for Newcastle and its communities, and with a commitment to striving for the best for the Byker Estate, its people and its neighbourhood.

The ideal candidates will be used to providing leadership and direction, and expert in analysing information and providing constructive and appropriate challenge where required. They will possess general business/commercial management skills, be skilled at team working and collaboration, and have the ability to see the bigger picture and the long-term future of the Byker Estate.

If this sounds like the role for you then please apply through the Karbon Homes website – https://www.karbonhomes.co.uk/about-us/careers/

You will need to supply an up-to-date CV which shows your career history (we recommend that this is no longer than three pages). You will also need to provide a supporting statement explaining why you are interested in this role, detailing how you are a good candidate for this post and how you fulfil the person specification (we recommend that this is no longer than three pages).

 

Important dates:

Closing date for applications - 3 July 2022

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. Therefore, please apply early to ensure you are considered for the post. Interview date July or early August, days/times to be confirmed.

For further information about the role please contact Michelle Bell, Assistant Director Byker Community Trust, at michelle.bell@bykerct.co.uk or on 0191 2238784.

Please note if you are shortlisted for interview, you will be asked to bring your proof of right to work in the UK to the interview.

Karbon Homes is committed to equality and diversity and is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from people of all ages, disability/non-disability, ethnicities, genders, religions, sexualities, transgender status, and cultural backgrounds. Any candidate with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the post will be guaranteed an interview.

  • Location Byker
  • Salary £1800
  • Close Date 03/07/2022
  • Contact Name Michelle Bell
  • Contact Details 0191 223 8784
  • Job Type Temporary

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