You can find out more information about what Stockport Homes’ Board is, what they do and how to become a Board member. You can also find out more about our Board members on our meet the Board page.
What is the Board
The Board of Directors are responsible for managing Stockport Homes, meaning that they set the strategic direction of the company and monitor our performance.
Alongside this they set our budgets and approve strategies. The Board does not get involved in the day-to-day running of the organisation.
The Board is made up of three customers, two co-optee members and four independent members who all bring different knowledge and experience to the organisation. To find out more about who the Board are, see the Meet the Board page.
The Chair is elected every year by the Board, and any Board member can stand for this role. Robin Burman is currently the Chair of our Board, and joined us on 26 September 2016.
All meetings are open to the public, but you must let us know in advance if you plan to attend. Dates of upcoming Board meetings can be found in the Events Calendar.
Board minutes 12.12.16
Impact of Board decisions
The Board’s decision-making has a real impact on how we deliver services to customers, for example:
- Driving improvements in performance which has resulted in Stockport Council being rated as the top local authority for housing improvement and performance.
- Supporting and approving proposals to build more homes to rent and buy in Stockport.
- Agreeing how much is invested to maintain and improve housing.
The main duties of the Board are conducted through regular Board and Sub-Group meetings. The Board meets four times a year, and each Sub-Group meets four times a year.
Board members receive a set of papers a week in advance of meetings, and are expected to read the reports and consider the main issues. They then come to the Board meeting with questions, comments and suggestions about proposals and reports.
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We have two sub-groups of the Board, each of which look at difference areas of the organisation.
Business Development Sub-Group (BDSG)
The Business Development Sub-Group promotes business excellence, the growth of the organisation and corporate social responsibility by monitoring, controlling finances, efficiency, procurement and investments. It makes sure we are constantly improving as a business. The Sub-Group meets four times a year and meetings are open to the public.
Service Excellence Sub-Group (SESG)
The Service Excellence Sub-Group aims to drive improvements in services to customers by monitoring performance and value for money in in our customer facing service areas. The group also look to promote inclusion, access to services and opportunities for Stockport Homes’ customers. The Sub-Group meets four times a year and meetings are open to the public.
Become a Board member
We welcome applications to join the Board at any time, from customers or other people who would like to contribute to what we are doing. We aim to achieve a Board that is representative of the communities we serve and therefore applications are particularly welcomed from people from Black Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds as well as all other members of the community. If there are no vacancies when you apply we will keep your details and let you know when a vacancy does become available.
Please contact email@example.com if you would like more information about this exciting opportunity.