Manningham Housing Association is recruiting 3 new Board members
Position: Board Member- number of positions available: 03
Location: Bradford City Centre, West Yorkshire
Remuneration: £2,040 per annum
Meeting commitments: 4 – 5 evening Board meetings per annum and 2 Strategic Planning days per annum. All Board members must sit on one of our three Committees who meet approximately 4 times per year.
Meeting location: Meetings are currently held virtually; however, we envisage in the future meetings will be a mix of virtual, face to face or hybrid.
Closing Date for applications: 12pm, Friday, 1st October 2021
How to apply? Complete the e-form below and you must include a CV and covering letter stating how you meet the role of a Manningham Housing Association Board member. Please note due to the possible high volume of applications, only short-listed applicants will receive a response.
For further information on Manningham Housing Association and our Board please download an information pack: MHA Board Information Pack
If you would like to be part of our team and think you would enjoy the challenge of responding to the diversity of our communities. Becoming a member of the Manningham Housing Association Board could be for you.
Manningham Housing Association (MHA) has a proud track record of delivering homes and services to the communities in Bradford and Keighley. The organisation also has a small portfolio of properties in the Craven District Council area. MHA came into existence in 1986 following a piece of research undertaken into the housing needs of Black and Asian Communities in Bradford by the Bangladeshi Youth Organisation based in Bradford. This research proved that the needs of the South Asian Community were not being addressed and the government and the council supported MHA growing from an organisation with two properties to one that now has over 1430 homes and houses over 6000 residents.
MHA has remained true to its core purpose of providing homes for BME residents and others in housing need and, therefore over two-thirds of our homes have three bedrooms or more. The MHA Board have decided that our core mission of ensuring that the housing needs of the South Asian community, particularly in the Bradford area, are met and is still an important and justifiable aim.
Our mission is: To provide high quality, affordable homes to meet the needs of our customers, particularly South Asian Families. We invest in and develop diverse neighbourhoods, where people want to live and thrive.
Maintaining our G1-V1 status validates that we are capable, transparent, responsive, financially sound and invest in our employees as well as our communities.
Our team is focused on exceeding our customers’ expectations, delivering excellent customer service by; providing more homes, looking after our existing homes, investing in our community, developing partnerships and as the only BME landlord in Bradford, our association has the leverage and standing within the city to become a lead voice for BME communities.
Our MHA team has developed an agile, flexible culture that is inclusive and committed to increasing diversity. At MHA we invest in our people because we know that this helps us to deliver better outcomes for our customers. We do this by supporting everyone to be themselves at work, so that staff feel comfortable, trust each other, and take great pride in striving to do their best, in a role that is fulfilling and rewarding.
New Board members
We are looking for at least three new Board Members to help us continue to maintain our G1-V1 status and continue to move us forward towards our vision.
We are particularly interested in candidates with senior-level strategic experience in one or more of the following areas;
- Housing Management Knowledge including Health & Safety
- Housing Development
- Housing Finance and Treasury Management
- Digital Technology
Knowledge of issues affecting the housing sector is preferred, however not essential as all new Board members will be inducted and provided learning and development opportunities alongside a Biannual Appraisal and 360 feedback.
Our Board is keen to ensure that MHA isn’t just a provider of homes but being a place shaper landlord in the, neighbourhoods where we operate. We want to invest in neighbourhoods and people so that MHA can make a real difference in addressing the housing needs and deprivation which exist for BME communities.
Manningham Housing Association remains committed to having a diverse Board that is reflective of our tenant base and the community it represents.
If you need further information, please, contact Emma Noble at email@example.com
For applying: complete the e-form below, and you shall receive an email confirmation from the recruitment assistant in 5 working days. If you don’t, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a Manningham Housing Association tenant or resident? Do you want to learn new skills or polish up on your exiting skills to gain working experience to move into paid employment? Are you passionate about your local community and do you want to volunteer in the following areas?
Volunteer Office administration
Volunteer community Development officer
Volunteer IT/Digital/Media Worker
Volunteer Research Assistant?
Volunteer Funding Assistant
Volunteer Tenant Member
Volunteer youth or over 50s worker
In addition to the above, you can choose to volunteer in other areas, such as; community/people empowerment, development or community regeneration, health and wellbeing, community business development, employment and/or welfare advice. If you would like to get involved please get in touch with Aisha Begum email@example.com
The Xperience Volunteering Project (XVP) was launched in January 2020 where local people and service users will be given an opportunity to learn new skills and gain confidence, improve self-esteem and build emotional resilience and work towards moving into paid employment.
The project will offer accessible opportunities for local people to volunteer using their own strengths and skills-set from 2 hours right up to 20hrs a week with expenses paid for by MHA.
In addition to this, all volunteers will have full access to a range of personal development training such as how to be assertive, how to become more confident, using Social media, including word, excel, budget management training, first aid and other training such as food hygiene training.
If this is of interest and you can speak multiple languages and/or English is NOT your first language, then we would be happy to hear from you and offer you volunteering opportunities with either MHA or our partner agencies such as Bradford CAB and wider.
Manningham Housing Association (MHA) is looking for flexible sessional and/or freelance workers to deliver daily, weekly/bi-weekly and monthly sessions on a range of support areas such as improving confidence through online coffee mornings, arts and crafts, supporting communities to get online, social media training, and/or or delivering dance/yoga /bhangra-cise sessions online.
If you’re a sessional worker wishing to work on a sessional/flexible basis (1-2hr per session) daily, weekly, and/or monthly then we want to hear from you.
MHA will have many opportunities for local people to lead PAID sessions to help and support people and communities most in need across the Bradford District.
To register your interests or to find out more about this work and various paid opportunities we have available please email Aisha Begum firstname.lastname@example.org
If you experience any technical difficulties when uploading your application, please, email email@example.com
‘Manningham Housing Association is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed Employer. We welcome applications from disabled applicants and will make adjustments to the recruitment process, as well as guaranteeing an interview to any disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a vacancy.’
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