Magna Housing – Chair

Based in Dorset with almost 9,000 homes, Magna are currently developing an ambitious new vision and strategy for the next decade, starting in April 2020.

Location(s): Dorchester
Job Type: Non-Executive
Closing date: May 03 2019
Salary: £12k pa

About the role

In recent years the Board’s focus has been to increase financial capacity and organisational resilience, now with a new Chief Executive bringing fresh ideas and an ambition to do much more, they are looking to transform services, invest in and improve existing homes, and build as many new homes as capacity will allow.

The new Chair will inspire and shape the Board and will be a strong advocate for change. With considerable senior leadership and non-executive experience, you will bring a clear understanding of what good governance looks like, bringing insight and constructive challenge to the Executive and Senior Management Team.

Alongside the chair role they will have vacancies for up to 2 board members and they are particularly interested to hear from candidates with a housing development or customer experience and service transformation background.

For all 3 posts you don’t necessarily have to have a social housing background however you must identify with and relate to the key issues and potential opportunities this dynamic environment presents. Most of all you will bring energy and an enthusiasm to see Magna succeed and grow in the years to come.

Key contact

For further details about Magna, you can download the packs at or you can contact our retained consultant Kathy Carter on 077 8683 1690 for an informal discussion.

Key dates

Closing date Stage 1 interviews Stage 2 interviews
Fri 3 May 2019 at 12 noon Fri 17 May 2019 Tue 4 June 2019

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.

Once complete, please send your application in MS Word format by email 


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