Contact us

Board Member

North East England

  • Reference: 385263
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: 10,000 pa

  • Location: Sunderland

The Company

Gentoo is a housing association based in Sunderland. Managing around 29,000 properties and employing over 1,100 staff, it is one of the largest landlords in the North East and employers in Sunderland.

Role Overview

Gentoo is seeking a new board member with current or recent knowledge of the social and regulated housing sector, gained a senior level.  

They are particularly keen to speak to individuals whose current experience and professional expertise is within this area and who have the ability to operate at strategic level. 

Candidates will have strong strategic planning skills and the ability to challenge appropriately and hold themselves and others accountable.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they can work collaboratively and take collective responsibility for decisions made.  They must also have strong negotiating skills and the ability to work with others effectively.
The Group Board is committed to increasing the Board’s diversity, across all underrepresented groups and ensure a diversity of thought and lived experiences

Candidate Requirements

The successful candidates will be strategic thinkers, with the ability to assimilate and analyse complex information and provide independent and constructive challenge.

For an informal discussion about the role and a full candidate briefing pack, please contact Sue Ormerod, Regional Director at Nigel Wright on 0791 873 3904, 0191 269 0722 or

To apply please provide and up to date CV which shows your full career history (no longer than 3 pages please), a supporting statement explaining why you are interested in this role and how you fulfil the person specification.

Please note that the closing date for registering interest in this role is Friday 19th February with completed applications required no later than Tuesday 23rd February 2021.

Talk to a consultant about this role