Job Vacancy: Become our next Resident Board Member


22 February 2021
  • Do you care about your community and have an understanding of the issues affecting Optivo residents? 
  • Could you bring a fresh perspective and use your skills and knowledge to be part of Optivo’s Board? 

Optivo Board

Our Board is responsible for working with staff and residents to make sure Optivo is running as efficiently as we can. 

The Board is made up twelve people from different backgrounds, each with various skills and experiences. 

It’s vital our Board reflects the diverse needs and perspectives of our own residents; that’s why we need you. 

The role

This is your opportunity to challenge the way we do things and bring new ideas to the table whilst you develop and learn new skills. 

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t sat on a board or committee before. We will support you with a tailored induction and training programme including a buddy. 

We are looking for someone who can contribute by communicating constructively and objectively as part of a team. Someone who knows about issues affecting fellow residents and wants to make a difference.

In the role you’ll prepare for and attend eight Board meetings per year. You will also sit on at least one of the Board’s committees which meet four times per year. There will be other events too.  Plus you will attend training to support you in your role.

To be eligible to apply you must be a general needs resident (renting your home from us and living at that address) and named on the tenancy agreement.

Apply today

If you're interested in applying, please complete the application form here

Closing date for applications is  Monday, 15 March 2021.

Informal interviews will take place w/c 29 March 2021 followed by final interviews by end of April 2021.

If you've any queries, please contact Tracey Wellard, Head of Governance who will be happy to discuss the role further. Call 0800 121 60 60 or email.

More information

Find out more about the Optivo Board.