Overview

Cottsway is the largest housing association and provider of social housing within West Oxfordshire. Based in Witney, we manage more than 4,600 homes and aim to build 750 new homes over the next five years. We also have properties in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.

We are seeking to recruit two dynamic professionals to join our Board and help deliver an ambitious business strategy.

Our Board is keen to embrace diversity and be resilient enough to tackle some of the tough challenges faced by modern housing associations.

This means we need people with the passion and experience to help us navigate our way towards achieving some of our more ambitious goals. These include our customer-focused digital transformation programme and our efforts to help tackle the housing crisis.

We want capable individuals, who can provide a unique and fresh perspective; business professionals who have all round commercial skills in an entrepreneurial environment.

Ideally candidates will be senior leaders who are working outside of the housing sector. We are looking to attract candidates who have an understanding and empathy with the issues the communities in West Oxfordshire are facing.

The Board meets eight times per year. In addition, there are a further two Away Day events during the year which usually start on a Friday evening and go through to Saturday afternoon.

Along with Committee duties, and preparation for meetings, we estimate that this amounts to around 22 days per annum.

There will also be an induction period at the beginning of your term which will require a couple of extra days.

About Cottsway Housing

Cottsway is the largest housing association and provider of social housing within West Oxfordshire. Based in Witney, we manage more than 4,600 homes and aim to build 750 new homes over the next five years. We also have properties in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.