CO-OPTED BOARD MEMBER
(Portfolio: Property / Estates)
We are looking for someone to join our board as a co-opted member to support the organisation as we open a new hub in Knowsley and complete the purchase, and renovation, of a building in Wirral. This is a significant period of growth for Make CIC and the board is seeking a property professional to support the board and CEO with decision making, scrutiny and assurance.
Who we are:
Make CIC is a purpose driven, socially trading organisation, with the mission to help people turn their passions into prosperity. We have a particular focus on the creative economy, but our impact extends to third sector organisations and environmentally focused enterprises. We do this principally by providing community workspaces across the city region, as well as running programmes and projects which benefit our community of interest.
Make CIC is a profit for purpose organisation which trades for public benefit. It is an asset locked Community Interest Company limited by guarantee. The board is made up of the company directors (executive & non-executive) as well as co-opted members who support with particular areas of expertise.
What the role is for:
The board and CEO need someone to support the organisation as it undertakes significant expansion over the next 18 months. This includes the purchase and refurbishment of a property in Birkenhead, funded in part via Town Deal, and opening a new workspace in Huyton. Equally, the organisation has its day-to-day activities as a social commercial landlord and property manager.
We are looking for someone with a background in property, estates and/or construction. This may be from a career in property management; working as a surveyor; construction management, capital projects or as an architect. it could be related to the health, safety and compliance; all of the above, or something else property and estates related.
Non-executive members of the board, co-opted or otherwise, use their skills and experience to support the organisation, helping it achieve its vision and mission. They do not participate in the day-to-day running of the company and are not expected to have expertise in all aspects of the enterprise.
The role of the board is to:
- Ensure Make CIC works for the benefit of its community of interest.
- Deliver the company’s mission, vision and business objectives; within the company values.
- Help to manage the organisation’s resources and risks, including monitoring loan covenants.
- Support the Chief Executive with business as usual, in particular within members portfolio areas of skill.
- Support the board with assurance and scrutiny of Make’s activities; in particular within members portfolio areas of skill.
- Help to decide the annual business plan & budget.
- Help to set and monitor the business objectives.
- Act in the best interests of Make CIC.
- Act with reasonable care and skill.
- Champion and represent the organisation
This role will be appointed as a co-optee and not a full company director. It may be a fantastic opportunity for someone to join a board of a well regarded driven social organisation, which has a significant impact on the local community.
This may be a great opportunity to gain board level experience if a candidate doesn’t already have any. Previous non-executive board experience is therefore not a requirement. This role will work alongside a group of executive and non-executive directors who have a broad set of work, board and life experiences.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE:
If you’re interested in applying for this role please send your C.V. and a covering letter (of 500 words or less) as attachments in a PDF format, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the subject: Board Member – Your Name
Application Deadline: Monday 4th April 2022, 23:59:59
Interview Availability: must be available for an interview between 28th March – 8th April. Interviews will be arranged around availability.
Start Date: First board meeting will be 6th May 2022, but the appointment will be made immediately.