Board Member

The deadline for this vacancy has passed.

Deadline: 15/09/21

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Interview date: 06/10/21
  • Salary: £3,210 per annum

Newton Abbot, Devon

Teign Housing owns and manages over 3,600 homes across Teignbridge, the South Hams, East Devon and Exeter. We employ over 100 members of staff and we are a registered charity governed by our Board of Management. We are dedicated to providing high quality customer services and making the local area a better place to live by creating sustainable communities and working in partnership.

Teign Housing has a lot to celebrate. When we were recently assessed by the Regulator for Social Housing, we were awarded the top V1/G1 ratings for financial viability and governance. In 2020 we were delighted to have retained our status as one of the best employers in the UK, following the re-award of our Investors in People We invest in people, platinum accreditation.

Due to a forthcoming retirement Teign Housing are looking for a Board Member who can provide constructive challenge as we make the tough decisions that will help us to continue providing good quality homes and services for our local community in an ever-changing operating environment. Recruiting an excellent, well rounded Board Member is our priority for this role. We are seeking candidates with management experience, strategic leadership and vision, as well as a passion for the sector and a commitment to Teign Housing. We are particularly looking for members with experience in strategic asset management, property development and zero carbon reduction.

The time commitment for the role is approximately 12 days per year with meetings during mornings and training generally held in the early afternoon.

Teign Housing strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community. We operate an inclusive and transparent recruitment and assessment process, underpinned by an organisational commitment to equality and diversity. We are particularly interested to hear from groups where Teign Housing (and the housing sector in general) are currently under-represented at Board level (for example with respect to ethnicity, younger ages, disability, LGBTQ+, and those living in areas of low social mobility). Prior experience as a Board member – or an understanding of the housing sector and the regulatory context within which we operate would be useful but is not essential, as training and support can be provided.

For a confidential discussion after reading the recruitment pack, please contact Caroline Helps, Corporate Services Manager on 01626 322714 or email

Recruitment Pack: Recruitment Pack – Board member

Declarations of Interests Guidance: Declaration of Interest Guidance 2021

Declaration of Interests Form: Declaration of Interest Form 2021

Agile Working Policy: Agile Working Policy (Final Version)

Code of Conduct: Code of Conduct – January 2020

Digital Strategy: TEI_Digital Strategy_V3

Teign Housing is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and in service.