Senior Independent Director (SID)


Camberwell (some travel to the Midlands)/£5,000 PA

Ash-Shahada Housing Association is a Muslim-led housing association and currently owns 150 homes and leases a further 51 hostel bed spaces in the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, and Croydon. We also have a further around 3120 units (non-social housing) in Birmingham of supported exempt accommodation, which are used to house disadvantaged groups such as those suffering domestic violence, refugees, women only, Muslim women only, baby and mother provision etc.

Board recruitment has continued over the last three years, and we have recently appointed three independent Board members with Sector Background. We now want to further strengthen our governance arrangements with the appointment of a SID to help with our growth agenda and oversee the delivery of super-efficient and first-class housing services to our residents.

The SID will work with the Chair to assist in providing strategic leadership to the Board and provide support and guidance to the Chief Executive in delivering the vision and values of the Association. We are looking for an individual with:

  • Significant experience as a non-executive board member (ideally as a SID or Vice Chair)
  • A strong understanding of governance and regulation
  • Experience of shaping and delivering change at board level and strengthening governance

This is a real opportunity to join a community-based organisation fully committed to making a real difference to the lives of people we serve and offering more than just housing.

You can download a job pack at and for a further discussion please contact our retained consultants QK & Associates on 07841109139.

Closing Date: 21st January 2022

A registered social landlord, providing housing through hostels, flats and houses in Lambeth, Southwark, Birmingham and Dudley. Ash-Shahada is a Muslim-led housing association the first of its kind to be established in the UK in 1989.

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