A Non-Executive Chair (Non-Exec) is 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 in the region of £28,700 plus expenses

The Company:

  • This not-for-dividend business was established in 1990 and has over £1.7billion worth of assets.
  • Aster plans to develop more than 12,100 homes between 2017 and 2024 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 Chair Role/Requirements:

We are looking for candidates with Chair experience inside and outside of the housing sector, who could join us by September 2019.

  • 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 of being a Chair, or aspirations to become a chair
  • Experience of leading a senior team of people in furthering strategic objectives and achievement
  • Ability to demonstrate Aster’s core values through behaviour and commitment to their core purpose and ethos


The Non-Executive Chairman will be expected to work on average 3-4 days per month (more during the first 6 months to accommodate induction).

The Board/Boards meet up to 10 times per year with a combination of strategy discussions and business matters considered throughout the year. There may be the opportunity to join additional committees.  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.

There will also be the opportunity to attend occasional training sessions and site visits.

Applications for this role will close on: Friday, 25th January 2019

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