1. English Rural

Board Member


Typically, five board meetings a year, plus three committee meetings, and two- or three-days visiting sites or attending external events. For up to two terms of three years each.​

This role closed on
This role has expired. To find more trustee roles, take a look at our current opportunities

Who we are

English Rural is a leading specialist rural housing association with an active development programme. We build and manage homes in village locations, principally across the South of England. We currently own and manage over 1,600 homes in almost 200 villages. Our ambition is to build a further 150 homes as part of our Business Strategy.​ All the homes we build are enabled in partnership with local communities and are designed to help local people.

The role

​Prepare for, attend, engage, and positively contribute at board and committee meetings to help form business strategy and objectives​

Act responsibly to ensure sound financial and risk management; ensuring that the assets and interests of English Rural and its residents are protected;​

Scrutinise the performance of the Association in the delivery of objectives, budgets, strategies and good governance; making sure effective financial and control systems are in place​

Make sure English Rural acts in accordance with its agreed purpose, values, rules, and governance framework, and that it complies with legal and regulatory duties​

Act as an ambassador for English Rural and at all times promote its purpose and values both internally and externally through networks, rural communities, and stakeholders​

Uphold the highest standards of behaviour, equality, and probity; preserving confidentiality and data protection​

Attend functions, training sessions and meetings relevant to English Rural and from time-to-time work with other Board Members, on Committees or Panels

The experience of:​

Developing strategies and providing strategic direction

Working effectively as part of a team​

Leadership and good decision-making qualities​

Effectively communicating ideas and listening to those put forward by others​

Supporting the principles of good governance​

Working in a regulated sector​

Interpreting and challenge complex information and data​

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop successful networks and influence​

Working with rural communities​

Good judgment and skills of persuasion​

Understanding of, and support for, equalities and access legislation, policies and practice​

A customer service focussed environment​

Culture and values of the not-for-profit sector​

Current knowledge or skills in the following areas:​

Development / Planning / Procurement​

Supporting document(s)

  • board-recruitment-pack-march-2024.pdf - Download
This role closed on
This role has expired. To find more trustee roles, take a look at our current opportunities

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

Trustees Unlimited believes that diverse boards strengthen society. We will strive to remove the barriers that prevent people from applying to become trustees and help our clients to recruit and support people with a wide range of skills and lived experience.

Find out more