- Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages). Include your education, professional qualifications and full employment history.
- An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum 2 pages). Please tailor, setting out your suitability for the role(s) and how you meet the Selection Criteria. We suggest you use specific examples to demonstrate how you meet the Criteria. If you can offer experience in more than one of the areas referenced above, there is no need to submit more than one supporting letter against the criteria - just clearly reference and example those criteria in a single supporting letter.
- A Conflict of Interest Form (The form can be found available for download at www.Odgers.com/89954).You should declare any potential issues including conflicts of interest (perceived, potential or actual): this includes your personal or professional history that could, if you were appointed, be misconstrued, cause embarrassment to Homes England, DLUHC or HM Government, or cause public confidence in the appointment to be jeopardised. The Panel will explore your declarations during the interview process. Failure to disclose such information could result in an appointment either not being made or being terminated.
- Application and Diversity Information Form. All candidates are requested to complete a Diversity Monitoring Form. Your Diversity Monitoring Form will be stored separately from your application and will play no part in the selection process. The form can be found available for download at the conclusion of the online application process. Invitations to complete the form will be sent periodically if you have not been able to complete it at this stage. Diversity data will be treated in confidence and is used for data gathering information only and will not affect your application. Please complete the Disability Confident section if relevant.
- Homes England
- Sponsor department
- Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
- Audit and Risk, Commercial, Technology / Digital, Regulation, Transformation
- Number of vacancies
- Time commitment
- 3 day(s) per month
- £24984 per annum
- Length of term
- Up to 3 years
- Application deadline
- 11pm on 9 October 2023
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Timeline for this appointment
11 September 2023
11pm on 9 October 2023
17 November 2023
Interviews expected to end on
12 January 2024
About the role
Introduction from the Chair
- ensure that Homes England delivers its Strategic Objectives within the policy and resources parameters set by the Secretary of State;
- hold the Chief Executive to account for the effective and efficient delivery of the strategic and annual business plans and for the day-to-day management, delivery and performance of Homes England;
- ensure that effective arrangements are in place to provide assurance to the Board and DLUHC on risk management, governance and internal control;
- ensure that any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public funds are complied with; that the Board operates within the limits of its statutory authority and any delegated authority agreed with DLUHC and in accordance with any other conditions relating to the use of public funds;
- approve Homes England’s Annual Report and Accounts;
- oversee production and retain oversight of Homes England’s Risk Appetite Statement and Risk Management Framework;
- set performance objectives and remuneration terms linked to these objectives for the Chief Executive, which give due weight to the proper management, use and utilisation of public resources;
- act as a champion for the work and role of Homes England at public events and meetings, taking on a specific champion role for priority topics as required and advise on the effective wider management of stakeholders.
Regulation of appointment
- An interest or experience in property and/or SME providers.
- Prior non-executive experience is not a requisite, but you must bring a demonstrable record at a senior level, where there has been exposure to a non-executive board.
- An excellent understanding of governance particularly in relation to the role of the Board in overseeing the performance of organisations, and holding the executive to account for meeting its strategic objectives.
- You will have credibility as a strategic leader in organisations of scale and complexity.
- Excellent commercial acumen and strong analytical skills, gained from leading organisations in these sectors.
- A passion and enthusiasm for working with Government in meeting the challenges of the housing market.
- Assurance, Audit and Risk, for example as a Chair of an Audit Committee, Internal Audit Director or Chief Risk Officer;
- Leadership in a Registered Provider;
- Delivering significant Digital transformation;
- Leadership role in an organisation that has managed significant change;
- Experience of working directly with Central Government and an understanding of the political landscape.
Application and selection process
Public appointments are made on merit following a fair and open competition process which is conducted in accordance with the Governance Code for Public Appointments. We will deal with your application as quickly as possible and will keep you informed at key stages. We aim to conclude the appointment process within three months of the deadline for applications – this is in accordance with the Governance Code.
The assessment process
Ministers are responsible and accountable to Parliament for the public appointments made within their department. As a result, they must be consulted at every stage of the appointments process.
An Advisory Assessment Panel (“Panel”) is appointed by Ministers to assist them in their decision making. The role of the Panel is to decide, objectively, which candidates meet the eligibility criteria for the role.
At the shortlisting meeting the Panel will assess applications against the eligibility criteria and decide which candidates have best met the criteria, who should be recommended for interview. Ministers will then be consulted on the Panel’s recommended shortlist. If you have applied under the Disability Confident Scheme and you meet all the essential criteria, then you will also be invited for an interview.
Once the shortlist has been agreed by Ministers, you will be advised (by e-mail) whether you have been shortlisted. Those shortlisted will be invited to an interview.
The Panel will meet again to interview candidates and determine who is appointable to the role. The Panel may invite you to make a brief presentation at the start of the interview and will go on to question you about your skills and experience, including asking specific questions to assess whether you meet the criteria set out for the post. The Panel will also explore with you any potential conflicts of interest or any other issues arising from your personal and professional history which may impact on an appointment decision.
Details of the panel’s assessment of interviewed candidates are provided to Ministers, including whether they have judged a candidate to be appointable to the role. It is then for Ministers to determine merit and decide who should be appointed. In some circumstances, Ministers may choose not to appoint any candidates and re-run the competition.
Ministers may choose to meet with candidates before deciding the outcome. Candidates should therefore be prepared for a short time gap between interview and a final appointment decision being made. Candidates who have been interviewed will be kept informed of progress.
Once the decision on the appointment has been made, interviewed candidates will be advised of the outcome of their application, including whom they may approach for feedback. Successful candidates will be issued with their Terms & Conditions and a letter of appointment should they agree to take up the position.
In general, you should have the right to work in the UK to be eligible to apply for a public appointment.
There are a small number of specialist roles that are not open to non-British citizens. Any nationality requirements will be specified in the vacancy details.
The Government expects all holders of public office to work to the highest personal and professional standards.
You cannot be considered for a public appointment if:
you are disqualified from acting as a company director (under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986);
have an unspent conviction on your criminal record;
your estate has been sequestrated in Scotland or you enter into a debt arrangement programme under Part 1 of the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 17) as the debtor or have, under Scots law, granted a trust deed for creditors.
When you apply, you should declare if:
you are, or have been, bankrupt or you have made an arrangement with a creditor at any point, including the dates of this.
you are subject to a current police investigation.
You must inform the sponsor department if, during the application process, your circumstances change in respect of any of the above points.When you apply you should also declare any relevant interests, highlighting any that you think may call into question your ability to properly discharge the responsibilities of the role you are applying for. You should also declare any other matters which may mean you may not be able to meet the requirements of the Code of Conduct of Board Members (see Outside interests and reputational issues section below)
Additional information for candidates
- ensuring that application forms are available in different or accessible formats;
- making adaptations to interview locations;
- allowing candidates to present their skills and experience in a different way;
- giving additional detailed information on the selection / interview process in advance to allow candidates time to prepare themselves;
- allowing support workers, for example sign language interpreters;
- making provision for support animals to attend.
- Selflessness - Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.
- Integrity - Holders of public office must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.
- Objectivity - Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.
- Accountability - Holders of public office are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.
- Openness - Holders of public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for so doing.
- Honesty - Holders of public office should be truthful.
- Leadership - Holders of public office should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour and treat others with respect. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs.
- any outside interests that you may have, such as shares you may hold in a company providing services to government;
- any possible reputational issues arising from your past actions or public statements that you have made;
- and/or - any political roles you hold or political campaigns you have supported;