4 x Board Members - Homes England

Body: Homes England
Appointing Department: Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Sector: Business, Finance & Skills
Location: National
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 4
Remuneration: £25,000
Time Requirements: c.24 hours per month


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Four new members, Mark Rennison, Olivia Scanlon, Sadie Morgan and Vanessa Murden, have been appointed to the Board of Homes England, the government’s housing accelerator.

Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP has appointed Olivia Scanlon to the board of Homes England, for a three year term commencing on 22 July 2019 and ending on 21 July 2022.

Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP has appointed Mark Rennison to the board of Homes England, for a three year term commencing on 22 July 2019 and ending on 21 July 2022.

Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP has appointed Vanessa Murden to the board of Homes England, for a three year term commencing on 22 July 2019 and ending on 21 July 2022.

Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP has appointed Sadie Morgan to the board of Homes England, for a three year term commencing on 22 July 2019 and ending on 21 July 2022.

Date: 16/07/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    25/03/2019 at 14:00

  • Panel Sift

    Early April

  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

We are the Government’s housing accelerator with a mandate to use our land, money, powers and influence to increase the pace, scale and quality of new homes being built in areas of the greatest demand, creating great places to live across the country. We have an ambitious growth programme in place.

Over the next few years, we will invest more than £27bn to help meet the Government’s ambition to deliver 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s. We also operate as a mortgage lender through the delivery of our Help to Buy product. We are working to build a different kind of public service. We must be bold, creative and ‘think big’ to make a true difference to one of the most defining issues of our time.

We now seek to appoint four commercial leaders to join our dynamic and ambitious Board at a critical time of our evolution. We are keen to receive applications across the following disciplines:

  • Retail finance – senior professionals with a sharp understanding of products and services to the end use
  • Financial leadership – ideally within a property or wider asset-led organisation, where treasury has been a feature; audit and assurance background is essential
  • Organisational transformation – where candidates possess experience around organisational design, particularly within growing organisations
  • Placemaking– where your commercial credentials have contributed to the improvement of ‘place’

For full details on the positions, please visit www.odgers.com/71419. Please note these are Ministerial appointments. The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 24th March.

Person Specification

These are interesting and challenging roles. To be successful, you will:

  • Be well informed about Homes England and its operating environment
  • Demonstrate strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm for the challenges of Government and the housing market

Essential Criteria and experience:

  • All candidates should show credibility and stature as a strategic leader, with strong analytical skills and understanding of governance and risk
  • We are recruiting up to four new members to strengthen the Board’s skills and experience in a number of key areas
  • Candidates are therefore sought with experience in at least one of the following areas:
    • Retail finance
    • Financial leadership
    • Organisational transformation
    • Placemaking

Desirable criteria and experience:

We are seeking candidates with qualifications and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Audit and assurance
  • House building
  • Large scale regeneration
  • Civil engineering, or
  • Large-scale strategic planning
  • Development finance and investment

Prior non-executive experience is not a requisite, but you must bring a demonstrable track record at a senior level, where there has been significant exposure to a non-executive board.

If you wish to discuss these roles in more detail please contact Rebecca Royle on 0207 529 3054 or by email at Rebecca.Royle@odgersberndtson.com

How to Apply

To apply for this post please supply the materials below by midnight on Sunday 24th March 2019.

The preferred method of application is online at: www.odgers.com/71419.If you are unable to apply online, please email 71419@odgers.com. Please include the reference “Homes England Board Members” in the title of your email.

Your completed application should be in Word format and include the following:

Curriculum Vitae – including education and professional qualifications and full employment history (max. 3 pages)

Covering letter – explaining how you meet some of the essential and desirable criteria for the role (max. 3 pages). Please use specific examples from your experience to demonstrate how you meet any of essential criteria

Annexes – these should be submitted to PublicAppointments@communities.gov.uk entitled ‘Homes England Board Members’. The Annex A-F Form can be found as an attachment at the bottom of this web page and are as follows:

Diversity (Equal Opportunities) Monitoring Questionnaire – Annex A

Guaranteed interview scheme form – Annex B (if applicable)

Conflict of Interest form – Annex C

Other Relevant Information Declaration Form – Annex D

List of referees – Annex E (the referees will be approached only if you are shortlisted for interview)

Publicity survey – Annex F (please indicate how you heard about this post)

Please note that the above information and completed forms are required for each application.

We cannot accept information and forms submitted with previous applications because your circumstances may have changed in the meantime and some of this information will be specific to the post being applied for – see the “Further Information” on page 13 of the attached Homes England Candidate Brief for further details. Please also note that the initial assessment of your suitability against the role criteria will be made only from the evidence you set out in your covering letter and CV.

We would prefer electronic applications but will accept hard copies by post to: Rebecca Royle, Odgers Berndtson, 20 Cannon Street, London, EC4M 6XD.

Application Process

An assessment panel will review your application to select those demonstrating the best fit with the role by considering the evidence you have provided. How you fit with the wider team will also be taken into consideration.

Successful applicants will be invited to a preliminary interview with our partners at Odgers Berndtson, who will advise the assessment panel in preparing a shortlist to progress to the formal stages of the process.

Annex A-F Form
Homes England Advert
Homes England Candidate Brief
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