Voluntary Board Member Recruitment
Now that Government have issued a Strategy to address rough sleeping, and a Social Housing Green paper that addresses other housing market issues we feel well placed to play an increasingly important role in the region.
Tyne Housing Group is a specialist supported housing provider operating across the five Local Authorities in Tyneside; Newcastle; Gateshead; South and North Tyneside and Northumberland. It also has a charitable subsidiary, Ouseburn Farm, which comprises an urban farm and education centre; a workshop; and a retail unit selling pre-loved furniture. We offer supported housing, long term housing, therapeutic occupation, life skills training and access to health care. We are a registered housing provider with Homes England.
Services delivered by the Association include bed spaces for approximately 400 people with housing and support needs, a crisis direct access hostel, a medical centre, 100 long-term secure tenancy units, and a forensic mental health hostel. The subsidiary provides a visitor attraction at the farm plus education and training for vulnerable adults.
We also act as a managing agent providing housing management and maintenance services, support and care and facilities management to a number of agencies.
The organisation has a healthy financial position with assets and reserves. We believe that by focussing on core services, improving the efficiency of the organisation and becoming a key partner to key funding stakeholders, that it will have a viable future. The Board also recognise that this viable future will require some level of corporate improvement to achieve.
We are looking to recruit up to four new Board members. We are interested in candidates who have skills and experience in the following fields:
- Social housing provision and management
- Development, build or acquisition of assets
- Homelessness and social care
- Working with people with addictions
- Mental health services
These are unpaid positions but we pay all reasonable expenses as well as invest in our members’ development. Board meetings are held bi-monthly and generally late afternoon/early evening. There may be other meetings of sub-committees; task and finish groups and away days.
Additionally, our chair will be retiring later this year and we will be seeking to recruit his replacement from incumbent board members.
Applications are particularly welcomes from BME, people with disabilities and those who may have experienced homelessness.
For an informal discussion please contact our Company Secretary, Marie Graham on 0191 265 8621 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply please send an up to date CV (maximum three pages) and a covering letter outlining why you would seek to be a Board member of Tyne Housing (maximum three pages) to Marie Graham at the address above by Friday 22nd February.
Weekend and Sessional Housing Concierge Workers
Our vision is to ‘support people to be the best they can’ and this is what we want you to be – the best. Due to recent growth we are looking for new staff members to join our concierge team.
We offer a wide range of options for customers seeking accommodation, complemented by a number of services including a health centre, training, education and volunteering opportunities.
We are seeking to appoint a number of posts within our new Concierge service. The purpose of the post is to provide an on-site presence at supported accommodation owned or leased by Tyne Housing, which may include waking cover overnight and/or at weekends.
The post will generally be lone working providing a presence when support staff are not on site to ensure the safety and security of the building and occupants, which is also conducive to cohesive neighbour and community relations.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking organisation. We have recently enhanced our range of staff benefits, including giving everyone a day off on their birthday, and are modernising how we deliver services. We have a strong commitment to staff engagement where everyone’s views and experiences are valued and you have the chance to shape our future.
Working with a dedicated, committed and caring group of staff, Board and partners these posts will appeal to anyone who wants to make a positive impact.
We are a forward-thinking, dynamic company with a ‘can-do’ approach. Our aim is to make a difference to people’s lives and support them to be the best they can. If you think you can make a difference, then we’d like to hear from you.
Weekend and Sessional Concierge Workers – to cover staff absence, weekend and night shifts
12.5 hour shifts – £8.99 per hour
Please complete the attached application form, criminal convictions disclosure and nationality / immigration status form and return these to email@example.com or by post to Tyne Housing Association Ltd, St Silas Church Building, Clifford Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1PG.
Hostel Sessional Worker
12.5 hours day or night shift (£114 per session)
Tyne Housing Association regularly uses Sessional Workers to cover sickness & holiday at our hostels in Newcastle and North Tyneside.
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Completed forms should be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org