We are now recruiting for our next Resident Board Member and are interested in hearing from you if you would like to play a key role in working with staff and residents as part of our governing body.
What is the English Rural Board?
The English Rural Board is made up of 11 independent Board members who have overall responsibility for the English Rural Group. Board members are from a range of backgrounds bringing different skills, knowledge and experience, and work alongside staff setting English Rurals priorities and future direction. The Board ensures we continue achieving our objectives and delivering excellent services to residents.
What does a Resident Board Member do?
The role of Resident Board Member is to ensure that the voice of residents is heard at the most senior level and your contribution will help shape our broad range of services. Through sharing direct experiences as a resident, you can help identify how services can be improved as well as offering different perspectives to the wider management of the English Rural Group.
How much time is involved?
The Board meet five times a year, usually late afternoon/early evening with some additional requirements around training and special events. Ahead of these meetings there is also an expectation for Board members to review and consider reports and other information.
Who can apply?
All current residents can apply. No specific qualifications or experience are needed but Resident Board Members would be expected to have a keen interested in everything English Rural does and a willingness to contribute to meetings and decision making.
Would you like to find out more?
If you think you might be interested in applying to become the next Resident Board Member and still have more questions we are hosting an informal question and answer session with English Rural staff, as well as the current and former Resident Board Members on Monday 6th September at 6pm. This will be an opportunity for residents to hear some more about the role from those that have direct experience as Board Members and ask any questions before registering an interest in the role. If you would like to come along on the 6th September please let us know here.