Brighton Housing Trust Seeks New Board Members

Housing and homelessness charity, Brighton Housing Trust, is seeking two new members to join its Board of Management.

As part of its Board member succession planning process, BHT is seeking applications from people who have a background in finance and/or housing to succeed two existing members who will be stepping down at the end of 2018.

The Chair of the BHT Board, Joan Mortimer, said: “Our Board members have an important part to play in the life of the organisation and in steering its future. It is an exciting time to be on the Board as we are in a relatively strong position with ambitious plans for the future.
“While being a Board member is a non-executive appointment, Board members have many opportunities to learn about the work of our wonderful projects, meet our inspiring staff teams, and meet some of the people who live in our homes and who use our services.
“We do need all Board members to make a minimum commitment of preparing for and attending four Board meetings and four committee meetings each year, as well as strategic planning days.
“I have been on the Board since 2011 and am constantly amazed and inspired at the range and quality of the services BHT provides and the profound difference BHT makes to the lives of our tenants and other clients.”

Anyone interested in applying to become a Board member should contact BHT’s Company Secretary, Catherine Bridger, on 01273 645431 or catherine.bridger@bht.org.uk.

Catherine Bridger said: “We are fortunate to have an existing Board that brings strength in depth. This round of recruitment focuses on replacing the experience and expertise of two Board members who are likely to stand down at the end of 2018.
“As a separate exercise, we are to recruit a tenant and another current or former client who will bring lived experience to the work of the Board”.
An open evening for potential Board members is planned for Wednesday 11th October, and the closing date for expressions of interest is 18th October 2017. Please contact Catherine Bridger for further information.

Further information can also be found on the BHT website https://www.bht.org.uk/about-bht/board-of-management/