CHC signed a Housing Supply Pact with Welsh Government in 2014 where we made a commitment to strive for the highest standards of governance by implementing a governance improvement agenda supported by a sector Code of Governance.
The Code, produced in consultation with members, sets standards and practices that boards and their members must adhere to. It has been designed to help housing associations to develop good governance structures and support continuous service improvement for tenants.
The Code was launched at CHC's Governance Conference in February 2015.
The launch of the ‘Come on Board’ campaign coincides with the introduction of CHC’s Code of Governance.
The scheme was re launched at CHC's Governance Conference in February 2015 and is designed to attract even more people with the right skills and experience to steer their organisations through the challenging times ahead. Balanced and diverse boards are the foundations of good governance, and the campaign is being launched jointly with Tai Pawb, an organisation that promotes equality and social justice in housing in Wales and Chwarae Teg, the leading professional agency for the economic development of women in Wales.
The new Come on Board website enables potential board members to register their interest along with their skills, experience and geographical location. Housing association members can then log in to the website to find potential candidates from this wider pool. Contact details for candidates will be provided so that members can contact them directly. CHC has prepared a pack for members with a how-to guide, social media material, website banners and so on.
Housing association board membership is open to people from all walks of life, ages, abilities, experience and vocations, and both the Code and the Come on Board campaign emphasis that board diversity is essential.