The deadline is 11th July. To jump to the Application Form, click here.

We are looking for passionate and committed people who share our vision of building thriving communities in Manchester to join our Parent Board. 

As a non-profit, community based housing provider, we welcome and rely on the support and wisdom of people from all backgrounds to help us make a real difference to the lives of people in our neighbourhoods.

Our board members are a big part of that. So if you share our passion for making Manchester a great place to live, and want to play a bigger part in supporting our communities, then join us!

 You are welcome to apply for either of our two current vacancies:   

1   Parent Board vacancy

Are you working at a senior level in your profession, and have experience of strategy, planning and budgets? You might already be working in or recently retired from housing or any complementary sector such as health, education, employment and skills, carbon reduction – indeed, any industry or profession that has a positive impact on people’s lives. 

2   Board EDI Co-optee vacancy

Do you have a passion for and knowledge of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion? If so, you might be just who we are looking for. You would join the Board for an initial 12-month period to scrutinise our approach, identify areas for improvement, and champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Southway for our tenants, staff and wider communities.


If either of these roles sound like something you might be interested in, but you aren’t yet sure whether or not to take the plunge and commit to making a full application, then why not arrange an informal discussion with our Chief Executive, or come along and observe our next Board meeting on Tuesday 28th June? To arrange this email


How to apply

1. Please read the Recruitment Pack for the role you are interested in. They contain more detail about the roles and responsibilities of a Southway Board member:

  1. Parent Board Member Recruitment Pack
  2. Parent Board EDI Co-optee Recruitment Pack

2. When you are ready, you can apply using 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. You can also read more about the work of our boards and committees and how we are run here.


Board Vacancies Application Form

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

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. On going 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.

A. Age

If you prefer not to say, please write Prefer not to say.

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

(These are based on the Census 2011 categories and are listed alphabetically)

D. Gender

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

E. Sexual orientation

F. Religion or Belief

(These are based on the Census 2011 categories and are listed alphabetically)

G. Legal marital or civil partnership status

H. Carer status

4. Privacy Information

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