Job Vacancy: Become our next Resident Board Member


29 October 2020
  • Do you care about your community and have an understanding of the issues affecting Optivo residents? 
  • Could you use your skills and knowledge to help ensure the effective strategic leadership of Optivo?

Challenge, share, learn and earn as a Resident Board Member

We have an exciting paid opportunity for an Optivo resident to join our board as a non-executive director. 

Our board is responsible for holding our Executive Team to account and making sure Optivo is running as efficiently as we can. 

It’s made up of a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, each with different skill sets and experiences. 

It’s vital our board reflects the diverse needs and perspectives of our own residents; that’s why we need you. 

This is your opportunity to challenge the way we do things, bring a fresh perspective to the table and develop and learn new skills.

You don’t need previous board experience. But you do need to be passionate about our social purpose. You also need the skills and expertise to help us as we execute our 2020/25 strategic plan.   

To meet the criteria for this role, you must be a general needs resident and named on the tenancy agreement.

The ideal candidate

  • Has the ability to think and communicate constructively, critically, objectively and clearly as part of a team 
  • Is IT literate and comfortable with handling and analysing performance, financial data and other information
  • Knows about issues affecting fellow residents and wants to make a difference.

The successful candidate will:

  • Attend eight Board meetings per year. These are currently via video-conference but will move back to our head office, Grosvenor House in Croydon, when Covid-19 restrictions allow
  • Sit on at least one other Optivo Committee which meets four times per year
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with fellow Board and Committee members and senior staff members.

Investing in you

As well as paying you for this role, we’ll invest in your development so you have the tools to succeed. 

You’ll receive a full induction plus ongoing training throughout your time with us. 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who’s looking for career progression, and self-development. 

Find out more

If you're interested in applying, drop into our short virtual workshop on Thursday 3 December at 4:15pm.

This is a great opportunity to find out about the role, the type of training and support on offer, and to meet key members of staff.  

If you would like to attend a session, please email to book your place.  

Alternatively, please contact Tracey Wellard, our Head of Governance, who will be happy to discuss the role further with you and answer any questions you may have (call 0800 121 60 60 or email

More information about the Optivo Board is also available on our website.