BOARD MEMBER (and member of the Audit and Risk Committee)


Saffron Housing Trust Limited, employs 200 people, operates in four counties within the Eastern Region, manages assets worth £140m and delivers housing services to residents of over 6,000 homes.  As a leading developer of new affordable homes in East Anglia we have ambitious plans to increase our housing stock to 6,500 over the next three years.

In recent months Saffron has refreshed its Board and Executive team and is developing new objectives for the next three years to transform the Trust and secure its position as one of East Anglia’s leading providers of housing to those who need it.

We are looking for someone who is community focussed and a great communicator to join our Board. This role will also hold a place on our Audit and Risk Committee, and therefore we are seeking someone who is financially qualified and able to contribute effectively on both bodies.

In July, our Board agreed our statement of purpose is:

To develop and manage homes across Norfolk and Suffolk for people in need and to enhance their life chances through our services.

Flowing from this are our five themes of:

  • People
  • Money
  • Customer Service
  • Governance
  • Homes

Over the Summer the Board and the Executive will be developing these themes into objectives and targets to direct service delivery

Since 2016, Saffron has been working with the Regulator of Social Housing to improve its governance arrangements and comply with the requirements of the Regulatory Standards.  The Trust has recently developed a revised Voluntary Undertaking with the Regulator which, in the next six months will enable Saffron to demonstrate compliance and enable the Trust to focus on the delivery of excellent services that customers value. You will help the organisation meet the required standards and ensure that the we remain complaint in the future.

You will be great at working with other people, use sound reasoning skills to focus on outcomes and be able to demonstrate that you care about making an impact on society.

  • You will have experience and skills in financial, risk and business management.
  • Time commitment - 7 Board Meetings, 2 Away Days and 4 Committee Meetings per year, plus other ad hoc training and events.

The deadline for applications is 9am Thursday 23rd August 2018.

Interview Date will be Wednesday 29th August at our offices in Norfolk.

For an informal discussion, please contact Zoe Wortley at EMA on 01926 887272

For further information and how to apply, please visit the website at

No agencies, please.

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