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.
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.
If you would like to see any board papers please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We have two committee's of the Board, each of which look at difference areas of the organisation.
Audit and Risk Committee
The Stockport Homes Group Audit & Risk Committee exists to ensure independent scrutiny and assurances about the integrity of the allocation of resources, business decisions, internal controls and risk management systems.
Audit and Risk Committee minutes
The Stockport Homes Group Operations Committee exists to drive improvements in:
- Management and performance of the business; and
- Services to customers.
Operations Committee minutes
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.