Mylene's story with Evolve


Evolve are recruiting new board members

We are looking for four new Board members to help develop and oversee our next business plan as we navigate a challenging external environment.

Whilst these roles are voluntary positions, you’ll have the satisfaction of joining a dynamic organisation, passionate about making a lasting difference to lives and communities.

We want people who share our vision and values. We welcome applications from people with a wide range of skills, but are particularly seeking people with these broad skill sets at this time:

  • Finance: a qualified accountant with experience of operating at an executive level, with strong commercial skills i.e. banking, investment management, auditing, etc.  Knowledge of IT and a commercial understanding of projects would be an advantage.
  • Housing: in particular, knowledge of housing development, grant funding, regulation and growth. An Asset management background would be helpful.
  • Fundraising and new business development: including competitive tendering, diversification of income sources.  Knowledge of local authority commissioning would be an advantage.
  • HR: senior operational experience in HR, including workforce development and culture. Current knowledge and experience of EDI issues would be an advantage.

How to Apply

Please read the candidate information pack carefully before you apply. Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for a Board member role and how you meet the role requirements. Please send this to Paul Venning at recruitment@eastsidepeople.org. If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email Paul to arrange a convenient time. Having a call of this kind will not influence the success or otherwise of your application.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential. Please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

The closing date for applications is Friday 21st April with shortlisting interviews taking place the week after. Interviews with Evolve Housing + Support will take place on the 17th and 25th May.

We are committed to ensuring that our Board remains diverse and reflects our workforce and the communities we serve, so we are keen to find candidates from a broad range of diverse backgrounds.  We are looking to bring in both experienced Board members and people without previous Board experience. A full induction and onboarding programme will be provided.

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