Member - Leasehold Advisory Service Board

Body: Leasehold Advisory Service
Appointing Department: Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Health and Social Care, Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8JX. Board meetings are customarily held at this location. However, Some travelling within England and Wales may be required.
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: Currently £180 per day
Time Requirements: Around 12 days a year (Some additional time commitment and/or short-notice work may occasionally be needed)


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

Tariq Kazi has been appointed as a member of the Leasehold Advisory Service Board from 24 April 2017 and Victoria Elvidge has been appointed as a member of the Leasehold Advisory Service Board from 1 August 2017. Both members have been appointed for 3 years.

Date: 21/04/2017

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    03/02/2017 and 09/02/2017

  • Announcement

    21 April 2017

Vacancy Description

The Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) is an Executive Non – Departmental Public Body, whose main purpose is to provide information and initial legal advice on problems or issues relating to leasehold housing in England and Wales, and also park homes in England. Customers include leaseholders, managing agents, landlords, valuers, lawyers, park home owners, park home site owners, local authorities, and others. LEASE provides its services through the internet, by email and letter, by telephone and face-to-face, and by outreach surgeries in the field.

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is seeking to appoint two new Members to the LEASE Board over an exciting three year term. The successful candidates will be able to assist the Chair and Board of six, in providing strategic direction to LEASE, including in respect of its commercial activities and achieving commercial outcomes. By serving on the board of a public body, the successful candidate will play a vital role in in the life of the country, by making decisions to improving the delivery of a key public service.

The role is ideal for someone with strong financial background and/ or legal experience in the residential leasehold sector, sound judgement, and decision making skills, together with strong inter-personal and communication skills The successful candidate will also be able to act with integrity and impartiality, whilst having an ability to handle issues which may be politically sensitive.

If you think you fit the bill we would like to hear from you.

Reasonable travel and subsistence and other expenses necessarily incurred on business will be payable in accordance with LEASE guidelines.

Person Specification

Candidates will be assessed against the following criteria:

Essential Criteria:

  1. The ability to provide leadership, with evidence of sound judgement, decision making and successful delivery.
  2. The ability to contribute to the achievement of commercial outcomes within a business model that also provides free advice service.
  3. Have a financial background with proven expertise in financial & risk management and/ or legal experience in the residential leasehold sector.
  4. An understanding of the role of a Board and corporate governance, and the need to work in an open, transparent and accountable way.
  5. The ability to communicate strongly and contribute effectively to Board discussions, challenge appropriately and influence at senior levels.
  6. Ability to work in partnership with others at all levels. Experience of participating in a Board or other governance environment.

Desirable Criteria:

  1. Knowledge and/or experience of the housing sector (particularly issues that affect residential leasehold sector).

Additional Information

Further information on the work of the LEASE can be found at:

How to Apply

Application Process

All candidates are required to complete and submit the following:

  • A Curriculum Vitae which include your education and professional qualifications and full employment history (no more than 3 pages).
  • Covering letter explaining how you meet both the essential and desirable criteria for the role (no more than 3 pages) – please refer to the person specification section of this candidate pack
  • Political Activity QuestionnaireAnnex A
  • Other Relevant Information Declaration FormAnnex B
  • Diversity (Equal Opportunities) Monitoring Questionnaire – Annex C
  • Guaranteed interview scheme form – if applicable – Annex D
  • Conflict of Interest form – Annex E
  • List of refereesAnnex F (The referees will be approached only if you are shortlisted for interview)
  • Publicity survey – Annex G

Your completed application should be returned 11pm Sunday 15 January 2017 by email to or by post: Flora Orukpe, Department for Communities and Local Government, 1st Floor NE, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF.


Guaranteed Interview Scheme

DCLG uses the guaranteed interview scheme to help widen employment opportunities for disabled people.  Applicants with disabilities who meet the criteria stated in the person specification and submit a completed ‘Guaranteed Interview Scheme’ form will be guaranteed an interview.

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