Progress Housing Group Non-Executive Director Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Non-Executive Director (NED) role with Progress Housing Group. I hope you find this microsite useful in preparing your application.

Progress Housing Group is a strong organisation, which has developed significantly in the 25+ years since its creation in 1994, with a portfolio of over 11,800 homes across the country and a diverse range of business streams serving over 78,000 tenants and customers.

Our values and core purposes sit at the heart of our ambitious Strategic Plan which sets out several challenging targets for our continued work over the forthcoming years. In particular, we plan to invest more in our homes and neighbourhoods, to build more affordable, energy-efficient homes for rent, shared ownership, and for sale, and to deliver support services and specialised accommodation for people with support needs. We plan to continue assisting people who are at risk of homelessness or have become homeless and to help people into training, volunteering, and employment.

We are determined to do our very best to achieve these aims and make a positive difference to people's lives and are, therefore, keen to hear from people who share our ambitions. We are looking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced NEDs as part of our ongoing succession planning, expecting new NED appointments to bring fresh ideas and a commitment to the Group’s vision and values.

We currently are looking to recruit to two roles on the Group Board.

The first role is for a NED with experience in/knowledge of commercial house building and land acquisition. This NED will also sit on the Board of our commercial subsidiary, Concert Living Limited. A relatively new company, founded in 2017, Concert Living, trading as Concert Homes, is tasked with delivery of the Group’s programme of developing homes for outright sale, the profits from which are re-invested back into the Group to facilitate the delivery of its core social objects. Concert Living also has a significant role to play in helping deliver land and affordable homes for the Group.

The second role is for a NED with experience in/knowledge of adult social care and supported living. This NED will also sit on our Reside with Progress (RWP) Committee. With 4,500 supported living tenancies across the UK, RWP delivers high-quality housing to meet the needs and aspirations of people with varying support needs, primarily learning disabilities and/or autism. RWP is now one of the leading providers of supported living accommodation in the country.

The Group is committed to being fully inclusive and, therefore, we encourage applications from people with the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from people with Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, candidates with disabilities and younger people, as they are underrepresented on the Board.

We are currently facing many challenges and uncertainties in our operating environment, but we know that the work we do, and the services we provide, have real value and help to change people’s lives. If you share our commitment to Homes, Independence and Opportunities and would like to be a part of our journey, we would like to hear from you.

Nigel Wright