Role No: 1054 - APPLY FOR ROLE

Three (3) Non-Executive Directors (Non-Exec) are required for a leading Housing Association, Aster Group, based in the South of England (Andover).

Aster exists to have a positive impact on people’s lives. They provide safety and security through reliable landlord and independent living services and supply a wide range of housing options in response to the housing crisis.

Aster are also committed to Becoming a leading 21st century housing organisation, which has the scale and credibility to positively influence the sector through engagement with local and national government.

Whether it’s through building new homes, maintaining the thousands they own, providing good services to their customers or making a commitment to giving back through the work of the Aster Foundation, they aim to balance a commercial approach with a social heart.

Remuneration will be dependent on the roles undertaken but are typically, £12,000/year for a NED and more for a Committee Chair role.

The Company:

  • This not-for-dividend business was established in 1990 and has over £1.6billion worth of assets.
  • Aster plans to develop more than 11,800 homes over the next seven years for open market sale and shared ownership, reinvesting the profits to developing new homes and homes for affordable rent.
  • The Group owns and maintains over 30,000 homes and provides services to 90,000 customers. Through the Aster Foundation, Aster aims to have a positive impact on the lives of its customers and the wider communities it works in
  • Aster enables customers to live safely and independently in their homes.
  • The Group supports business transformation through culture, brand, technology and the employee offer.


Non-Exec Director Role/Requirements:

We are looking for Non-Exec Directors to sit on the Boards as well as join committees that support the Boards with the following requirements:

  • Has held a Director position in a medium to large scale business with a £10m min turnover (5 years minimum) AIM level equivalent
  • Experience in a range of sectors including private and/or ideally some public/not for profit
  • Able to analyse facts and make reasoned judgments, constructively challenge and while accepting accountability and the collective decision making of the Board.
  • Experience in one of the following areas would be an advantage but not essential: digital transformation; culture and people change, governance and risk management
  • Experience of being a Chair, or aspirations to become a chair
  • Experience of budgets and understanding strategic financial information
  • Ability to demonstrate Aster’s core values through behaviour and commitment to their core purpose and ethos

Remuneration will be dependent on the roles undertaken but are typically £12,000/year for a NED and more for a Committee Chair role.

The Non-Executive Director will be expected to work on average 1-2 days per month (more during the first 6 months to accommodate induction).

He/she will be expected to attend 12 Board meetings a year. These will normally take place between 10am and 4pm, as well as a twice-yearly Board dinner to take place the evening before a Board meeting.

Serve on/Chair a Committee, in addition to the Board, which will meet between 4 and 6 times a year.

Attend occasional training sessions and site visits.

To find out more about Aster and the role, please go to

Any declaration of interests will be required for the successful candidate prior to appointment.

The role will close on: Friday, 25th May 2018

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