Board Members (x3) – South Yorkshire Housing Association

Location(s): Sheffield
Closing date: 21 Jul 2023
Salary: £2,829 pa

About the role

At SYHA, we are proud of our reputation for delivering exemplary social impact, innovation, and of our unwavering commitment to customers. We work across South Yorkshire, providing nearly 6000 homes, and providing services to 10,000 customers.

While we are a social housing business, we also provide a wide mix of successful and innovative services including supported housing, homelessness, mental health, social prescribing, employment support, build for sale, and a high-street estate agency.

It’s been a significant year at SYHA. The organisation celebrated turning 50 years old, and we were delighted to welcome our new CEO Larry Gold. But we are in a challenging business period and are currently involved in a high degree of regulatory engagement. With this context in mind, we are looking for a new Chair and three new NEDs to join our Board to help steer the business, building a strong and financially resilient organisation, and delivering on our aspirations for future service excellence and innovation.

For the Chair role, you will bring chairing experience and honed leadership skills, recent experience in the social housing sector at Board level, and a developed understanding of what good governance looks like across an organisation in our sector. You will bring the drive and enthusiasm to bring about positive change, driving improvements in financial resilience, and developing and sustaining a high performing Board.

For the Board roles, we are seeking professionals operating at senior level in either housing or other relevant sectors (health, care, voluntary/third sector etc), and ideally bringing prior Board experience. We are especially keen to hear from candidates with a senior background in one or more of the following: finance, health and social care, governance, and property/asset management.

These roles will play a critical leadership role in this next important stage of our organisational journey as we go through a period of real change. If you share our passion about contributing to an organisation that combines a strong sense of social purpose with robust business thinking, then we would love to hear from you.

Key contact

You can download a job pack from For an informal discussion and further information about this role, please contact Jim Green on 07375 886036 or

Key dates

Closing Date First Stage Interviews Stakeholder Sessions Second Stage Interviews
Fri 21 Jul 2023 at 9am Wed 09 & Tue 15 Aug 2023 Wed 06 & Thurs 07 Sep 2023 Wed 06 & Thurs 07 Sep 2023

How to apply

Please download and review the recruitment pack and associated documents below:

Send an up to date CV and supporting statement, detailing how you meet the criteria for this role using the person specification, along with your completed declaration form. We advise that your supporting statement is no longer than 3 pages and your CV no more than 3 pages. Your CV must contain dates worked and a brief description of your key responsibilities for each role including consultancy/project work.

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Board Members (x3) – South Yorkshire Housing Association

Location(s): Sheffield
Closing date: 21 Jul 2023
Salary: £2,829 pa