There’s never been a better time to join the Board of Tyne Housing. With the development of a new five year strategy underway and with a stable platform of financial control and a good asset base, Tyne is seeking to strengthen in some specific areas of governance.
We exist to support our region’s most vulnerable people, focussed on delivering upon our purpose to ‘help people get to a better place.’ The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the stark inequalities in our country and within our society. The support services we provide are needed now more than ever.
We’re looking to recruit two up to three new Board members. We’re interested in candidates who have skills and experience in the following fields:
● Accounting and or housing finance
● Development, build or acquisition of assets
● Working with people with addictions
These are unpaid positions but we pay all reasonable expenses as well as invest in our members’ development. Board meetings are held quarterly and generally late afternoon/early evening. Two of these positions are likely to sit on an additional sub committee which also meets quarterly.
Services delivered by Tyne include homes for almost 400 people, supported, temporary accommodation for those in housing crisis, a primary healthcare centre, a carpentry workshop and partnership hub, 100 long-term secure tenancies, and a mental health resettlement service. Tyne’s charitable subsidiary, Ouseburn Farm, provides a visitor attraction plus education and training for vulnerable adults.