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If you’re committed to using your corporate skills and knowledge to improve the lives of the people in our communities and drive our organisation forward, a place on our Audit and Risk Committee might be the perfect role for you!

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About the Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee plays a vital role in our Governance structure. With detailed oversight of Southway's activities, it assures our Parent Board that we are fulfilling our objectives, whilst maximising value for money and addressing any risks. This is particularly important as we seek to deliver the best possible service to our tenants in a challenging environment, particularly as we enter into what will be a vital year for Southway.

The role is an excellent opportunity for a senior professional to develop skills and experience in a non-executive role, whilst committing less time than a full Parent Board Member position would demand. We welcome applications from those working in the Social Housing sector, but we are particularly interested in hearing from you if have a background in Finance, Audit or Risk Management. Your most important quality will be a commitment to using your skills to improve the lives of the people who live in our homes and communities.

Southway is committed to diversity and inclusion. We aspire to a governance structure that reflects our tenants and the wider communities in which we operate. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles in our governance structure and welcome a diverse range of people. We value difference of thought as we know this enhances our organisation. We particularly, though not exclusively, welcome applications from disabled people, people who identify as women, people who identify as LGBT+, and BIPOC.

How to apply

1. Please download and read our Recruitment Pack. This includes further information on the role and more details of our recruitment process.

Download the Recruitment Pack here

2. When you are ready, you can apply by filling in the Application Form at the bottom of this page.

If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of your application, you can email to request one. They can also assist you if you need reasonable adjustments to be made for any part of the recruitment process.

You can also read more about the work of our Board and Committees and how we are run, here.

We are committed to our role in addressing inequality and are dedicated to investing in our communities. To help us achieve this, our Board and Committee members provide their skills and expertise on a voluntary basis. In return, we recognise the contribution our members make and offer expenses, training and development, the opportunity to learn new skills and be part of a team that makes a positive contribution to people's lives. 


1. Personal Details

Personal Details

2. Eligibility for this role

Eligibility for this role

3. Your CV

Your CV

4. Why you are right for the role

Your Application Statement

Please review the information about this role carefully and provide specific information and examples of your work and/or other activities which demonstrate your ability to undertake the duties of this role. This is your opportunity to "sell" yourself to the short listing panel who will be looking for evidence that you have the skills, qualifications and experience that the role requires. Include relevant information relating to any previous posts you have held, whether paid or voluntary, and any leisure, home or life experiences which you feel demonstrate your abilities and illustrate your suitability for the job.

For the first part of this question, think about what it is about the role that interest you, what might you like to achieve in the role. For the second part of this question think about what skills you may have which would suit this role. This may be something you have learned or developed in your personal or professional life.
3. Diversity Monitoring

Diversity Monitoring

Southway is committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity. We believe that our decisions and services are improved when they are informed by a wide range of experiences and perspectives. We want to make sure that we treat people fairly and do not allow any ‘unconscious bias’ to influence decisions in our recruitment processes. Ongoing analysis of diversity statistics helps us to assess how we are doing and challenge ourselves to do better. It would be appreciated if you would complete this form. The information you provide will be used for monitoring trends about the people we attract to apply for this type of role and those we appoint. Any information you provide about disability can also be used to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to have a fair opportunity to be considered for the role.

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B. Disability

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disability as: “A physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”

C. Ethnicity

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D. Gender

(These are based on 2012 EHRC research report, Monitoring Equality: Developing a gender identity question)

E. Sexual orientation

F. Religion or Belief

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G. Legal marital or civil partnership status

H. Carer status

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