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, 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.
Non-Executive Board Members:
The successful candidates will have proven leadership, sound judgement and decision making skills, together with strong inter-personal and communication skills. They will be able to assist the Chair and Board in providing strategic direction to LEASE, including in respect of its commercial activities and achieving commercial outcomes. Key skills we are looking for include the ability to contribute to the achievement of commercial outcomes within a business model that also provides free advice service. Have a financial background with proven expertise in financial & risk management and/ or legal experience in the residential leasehold sector. Further information can be found in the “Person Specification: Eligibility Criteria” section.
Your completed application should be returned by 11pm Sunday 15 January 2017 by email to LeaseBoardMember@communities.gsi.gov.uk or by post: Flora Orukpe, Department for Communities and Local Government, 1st Floor NE, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF.
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.
LEASE is principally funded by, and accountable to, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Welsh Government (WG), although its services are provided independent of Government. It is also adopting a more commercial approach to some of its activities and services, to help maintain and support the free advice service that it currently provides.