Independent Board Member

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Expenses Only
13 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Launched in February 2018, Unitas is Stoke on Trent Council’s repair and maintenance company, carrying out repairs and maintenance to more than 18,000 homes and approximately 600 public buildings across the city.  Unitas has a strong workforce of more than 450 employees delivering several services across all business areas; we work with our tenants and partners to create a positive local impact and to bring improvements and opportunities for our communities.

We are very proud at Unitas to have been shortlisted for DLO of the Year at the prestigious UK Housing Awards 2019, within our first year of trading and Stoke-on-Trent City Council winning the accolade of Council of the Year for its innovative and strategic approach towards housing.

Dedicated to providing customers with the highest standards of service, investing our revenues locally, improving the quality of housing and property through strategic investment and further developing and growing this innovative business, requires strong leadership. 

In order to further realise our ambition we are looking to add to our existing Board by appointing a dynamic individual who can challenge and support the Senior Leadership Team, whilst having both energy and commitment to work to develop our plans and strategies. 

You will bring good technical experience/knowledge of the housing or construction sector, be commercially astute, adaptable, understands local government and will be people focused, with the ability to build relationships, including those with elected members and Trade Unions. 

We would require a commitment to attend a Full Board Meeting every six weeks, plus a further six hours per year for ad hoc meetings, for which expenses will be remunerated. 

This is a really exciting opportunity for the right person with an appetite for fresh thinking to make a big difference to the future of Unitas, working alongside a talented team of colleagues, with passion and commitment to excellence across all areas of the business. All competencies are underpinned by the mission, vision and values that Unitas has at its heart. 

If you have the vision, enthusiasm and expertise required for this unique opportunity please visit click the 'apply' button below for more information. 

For an informal confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Dawn Faulkner (0121 644 5703) and Jo Boardman (07834 030501).