NCHA: Associate Board Member, Nottingham

Associate Board Member

Salary: £2,964 per annum
Location: Nottingham
Hours: minimum of eight daytime or evening meetings per year
Closing Date: 24/06/2024 23:59

Do you want to be a voice for change? If so, join our Board and help shape change at NCHA

We are looking for two Associate Board Members

About Us
A force for good in the East Midlands, NCHA’s mission is to provide homes and support by people who care. Having celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2023, we continue to thrive. We house more than 20,000 people and manage over 10,000 homes in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

We employ over 1,200 people, who receive training opportunities, apprenticeships and a huge range of colleague benefits.

We’re building new homes all the time and work with 19 local authorities to build affordable homes that meet the needs of people in their area. This includes homes for sale, rent, shared ownership and everything in between. We’ve got an annual turnover of £100 million, and we have invested more than £750 million in properties.

But we don’t just do houses – we also provide a range of care and support services all over our region.

View our Annual Report and Corporate Plan for more information.

About our Board and the role

NCHA strives to be an inclusive employer and we particularly welcome applicants from ethnic minority communities, LGBTQ+ communities, women and people with disabilities to ensure we fully represent our communities.

As we also value diversity in experience and sector, we review the make-up of our Board annually to ensure we’ve got the right representation to enable us to continue to make the right decisions for our customers, colleagues and the organisation as a whole.

And this is where you come in. We’re recruiting for:

Two Associate Board Member

If you are a customer of NCHA and are committed to contributing to NCHA’s direction, then this is an opportunity for you. Associate roles are designed for customers with no or limited experience of board work, in order to develop individuals in this area (please see the role description for more information) – although individuals should still be committed to our values and be willing/able to contribute effectively. For one of the Associate roles, we are looking for someone with operational or strategic experience in IT, in particular cyber security experience. This person would ideally be working toward CISSP or CISM certification – or have demonstrable experience. For the other role, your commitment and attitude are the most important attributes we are looking for.

If you feel you may be over qualified or have considerably more experience in working as part of a board then you may be interested in our Non Exec Board Member vacancies – please see our vacancies page for more information.

All applicants should be enthusiastic team players who share our CLEAR values, have a passion for housing and social care, and are looking for an Associate Board Member role with a socially conscious Housing Association.

You will work as part of a team and be collectively responsible for ensuring the success of NCHA, and its compliance with all legal and regulatory obligations.

Finally, you will accept the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Board Membership including meeting the fit and proper persons test under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

See more on our Board here.

About You

You will be enthusiastic about our aims, have excellent communication skills and a clear understanding of the issues facing the Housing and Care sectors; along with a strong commitment and empathy with our values and objectives.

You will be a values-driven person with an understanding of the needs of diverse communities, including people with disabilities and those who are socially disadvantaged.

You will demonstrate sound independent judgement and have the ability to work effectively in a team.

You will have the flexibility to attend and participate in a minimum of eight daytime or evening meetings per year, and development activities such as induction, training and performance review sessions, or events, as reasonably required.

You will be a customer of NCHA, and, for one of the roles, you will have IT experience.

What’s in it for you?

  • Training and support towards your personal development
  • A chance to gain Non-Executive Board skills and experience or expand your existing skills
  • Opportunities to network as you would be representing NCHA externally when required
  • IT equipment provided

Remuneration: £2,964 per annum

If you’ve got a passion for what we do, please click APPLY now on this page and be assured that you will be joining a successful Board and contributing to our vision of “More Homes, Great Services, Better Lives”.

All queries about the role and/or selection process will be handled by Sylvia Hart, Group Governance and Risk Manager who can be contacted on [email protected] or 0800 013 8555

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Save the dates

By 8 July 2023             Completion of Personality Questionnaire (if shortlisted)

10 & 11 July 2024        In-person interviews at Pelham House, NG5 1AG


  1. You will need to attach a CV and answer our other applications questions in order to apply for this role.
  2. We will only shortlist you for the Associate Board Member role if you are a customer of NCHA.
  3. All correspondence will be via your registered email address.

Please note that we are not offering visa sponsorship for these roles.


We’re Nottingham Community Housing Association, known to many as NCHA. We’ve been around since 1973, and we’re really proud of that. We’re more than just a housing association: we deliver care and support to people all over the East Midlands. Read our story to find out more about us.