APPOINTMENT AS CHAIRPERSON TO THE HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES AGENCY

The Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Chairperson of the Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency.

Candidates for the Chair of the Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency must have:

Proven track record in a leadership role in a medium size or large organisation;

Significant corporate governance and compliance experience;

Proven track record that demonstrates highly effective communication skills;

Previous experience as a member of a Board or Committee;

A career history which would demonstrate an ability to understand high level financial data and good financial management practice;

A career history which would demonstrate the ability to manage relationships with multiple stakeholders, including with the local authority and voluntary housing sector.

In addition to the required skills set out above, the following skills and experience would be considered advantageous:

Experience which demonstrates that the applicant has knowledge of issues associated with the housing sector, particularly social housing;

A demonstrable understanding of policy developments at a national and international level that impact on housing policy;

A demonstrable understanding of the relationship between the Agency and its stakeholders (the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government; Local Authorities and Approved Housing Bodies);

Significant corporate governance and compliance experience, and knowledge of the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies (August 2016);

Proven track record that demonstrates excellent critical analysis and decision making skills;

Previous experience as a Chairperson of a Board or Committee.