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Being a Board Member

The Board provides strategic direction and oversight to the organisation to help manage the opportunities and challenges ahead.

The Board:

· sets our priorities, values, and strategic direction

· makes the key business decisions

· leads on the governance and assurance framework

· monitors performance to help ensure we deliver our core objectives

  • Board recruitment

    We regularly consider the skills needed at Board, and of course this changes in line with the organisation’s Corporate Plan and work.

    We are passionate about having a diverse Board, to help ensure a diversity of thought so that we are best able to meet the needs of all our customers. We make training available for all new Members and offer different support to help new members to settle into the role.

    Adra is also passionate about hearing the customer voice and has two reserved seats on its Board for our valued customers. To assist customers wishing to join the Adra Board, we hold a Tenant Board Academy on a regular basis to assist individuals with aspirations to join the Board.

    We undertake specific recruitment campaigns when vacancies come up on our Board, however, we’re always keen to hear from those that might be interested. If you feel you can contribute to the work of the organisation then contact the Governance Team at Governance@adra.co.uk

  • Current Opportunities

    Board Position, Adra

    Based in Bangor, Gwynedd

    Pay level: £4,250 per annum

    Time commitment – around two days a month

    Do you have a strong background in treasury and financial management at a strategic level? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

    We want to recruit an experienced finance professional to join our Board. We’re looking for someone with a good understanding of the area we serve and the needs of our communities. The successful applicant must have an empathy and commitment to the area’s unique culture, heritage, and the Welsh language.

    We’re committed to having a diverse Board, and we particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups. We are also a disability confident employer. Our business’ language is Welsh, and all meetings are conducted bilingually in accordance with our Welsh Language Scheme.

    Our meeting arrangements and times can be flexible and include in-person, virtual and hybrid formats. We’ll also consider additional supports, such as helping with childcare or care costs.

    For more information and to find out how to apply, please see the Recruitment Pack

  • Make an application

    Board Recruitment Pack 2022

    I hope this information pack has all the information you need to decide if you can help us achieve our ambitious aims.

    It includes:
    • An introduction to Adra
    • Role description
    • Terms of appointment to the Board

    Other useful information can also be found at our website at www.adra.co.uk including :
    • A copy of our Annual Report
    • Recent financial statements
    • Our Corporate Plan

    To apply please submit:
    • An up-to-date CV which details your experiences, skills and career history (no more than three pages)
    • A supporting statement explaining why you are interested in this role, why you are a good candidate for this post and how you fulfil the person specification (no more than two pages).

    Please submit these to our Governance Team at: Governance@adra.co.uk

    Applications must be received by 5pm Friday 12th August 2022

    I wish you every success and look forward to receiving your application.

    Yours sincerely,
    Eifion Jones
    Chair, Adra (Tai) Cyfyngedig

Adra’s Board is made up of Non-Executive Directors – this means they are not part of Adra’s staff, and rather commit their time on a part-time basis. On average our Board Members spend around 2 days per month on Adra business.

Adra has a flexible Board size, ranging from 9 to 12 full Members. This is made up of 2 Tenant Members; up to 2 Local Authority Members; and up to 8 Independent Members. We can also co-opt extra Members to bring additional skills as and when required.

The Board Members bring with them different skills and experiences to provide objective oversight and strengthen the way we are managed.

Read more about the Board