Bridge Housing is a community housing provider delivering long-term accommodation for people on low to moderate incomes through our property portfolio across Sydney. We offer social and affordable housing. We meet the needs of the most disadvantaged people – who require assistance to maintain a sustainable tenancy – by working with our support partners. Our Vision To be a dynamic organisation, recognised for excellence in meeting housing need, improving resident wellbeing and governing responsibly. Our Mission To improve lives through affordable homes and quality services. Bridge Housing is an award-winning community housing organisation which provides quality housing services and secure affordable housing delivered by our 90 staff to 5,500 people through our 3,500 properties. We have a turnover of $58m, balance sheet of $240m, manage $80m in debt finance for our development program and deliver a maintenance program of $12m. Further information on Bridge Housing is available on our website and 2020 Annual Report.
Role of the Board: The Role of the Board is to provide strategic guidance for Bridge Housing Limited and any controlled entities and effective oversight of management. The Board is the custodian of the founding purpose for which Bridge Housing Limited was established and is accountable to members for pursuit of that purpose and the performance of Bridge Housing Limited. Key Responsibilities: • Approving the strategic direction of Bridge Housing Limited including corporate strategic and performance objectives. • Approving Bridge Housing Limited’s Treasury Policy annual budget, and financial statements and monitoring financial performance against approved budget. • Selecting, appointing, and determining the terms of appointment of the Chief Executive. • Monitoring the effectiveness of the risk management systems, including compliance with regulatory requirements, internal and external control mechanisms, risk management framework, risk management strategy, and risk appetite. • Approving and monitoring major capital projects and significant capital management initiatives, acquisitions, divestitures and encumbering of Bridge Housing Limited assets. • Overseeing management systems for ensuring the activities of Bridge Housing Limited are conducted ethically and transparently and in accordance with the Code of Conduct. • Overseeing development of policies governing Bridge Housing Limited operations and considering the social, ethical and environmental impacts. About the team In performing its role, the Board aspires to high governance standards. The Directors are expected to adhere to the Bridge Housing Limited’s Governance Principles. Our Corporate Governance Principles are derived from the ASX’s Corporate Governance Council Principles of Good Corporate Governance. Although Bridge Housing Limited is not a listed entity the Bridge Housing Limited Board believes that this provides a robust framework for Bridge Housing Limited’s Governance. This requires the Board to work as a team and meet on a regular basis.
The Director will assist the Board in the provision of strong strategic direction, oversight and governance in an organisation that plays a vital role in meeting housing needs in Sydney. It is preferable prefer candidates who have already done the AICD course but that we would pay for strong candidates to undertake the course in the first 6 months after their appointment. To be successful in this role we are looking for the following: • A completed AICD course (Highly desirable; however, Bridge Housing will pay for strong candidates to undertake the course in the first 6 months after appointment) • Experience in the fields of property, asset management or social welfare would be an advantage • High level experience in previous governance and leadership roles ideally in the not-for-profit, government and/or property sector with a strong preference for previous experience as a director • A steward of good governance and a practitioner of best practice corporate principles • Knowledge of, and experience, in the not-for-profit regulatory environment in Australia preferred. • A commitment to and understanding of Bridge Housing’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience. • Possess a wide and influential network, be a respected voice and presence with the ability to influence key decision makers. • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of Bridge Housing’s residents and stakeholders.
- Community contribution - Board Member experience - Opportunity to make a difference
The role is located in Sydney. How to apply: Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “Bridge Housing – Board Member” Your application should include: • an up-to-date resume (maximum 4 pages) which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. • a cover letter and details describing your motivations for applying and your suitability for the role (maximum 2 pages) Applications must be received by midnight August 16, 2021. How to get more information Additional information is available by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Tamara Giles | Senior Consultant, Pipeline Talent Email: [email protected] Ph: 0455 201 975 Or [email protected] or 02-80016603