Please note that the closing date for applications is 23.59 on Tuesday 29th August 2023 


We're looking for Tenant Board and Committee Members!

  • Are you a Southway Housing Trust tenant?
  • Do you care about your area and your community?
  • Do you understand the wants and needs of your neighbours and community?
  • Do you believe that you can be part of something bigger?
  • Are you committed and passionate about creating positive change?
  • Will you work hard to make decisions that are in the best interests of the Trust?

We're looking for passionate and dedicated tenants, who share our vision of building thriving communities in South Manchester, to join our Parent Board and our People & Places Committee. If you answered 'yes' to the questions above, a place on our Board or Committee might be the perfect role for you!

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About the role

As a non-profit, community-based housing provider, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, and aspire to a governance structure made up of people from all backgrounds to help us make a real difference to the lives of people in our neighbourhoods.

Our tenant Board and Committee members are a vital part of that. So, if you share our passion for making Manchester a place people can be proud of and want to play a bigger part in making things better for our communities, we’d love for you to join us.

Joining Southway’s Board will absolutely broaden your horizons and is well worth doing! The skills and experience you have as a Southway tenant cannot be offered by anyone else; your time and skills are really valuable, and you can absolutely make a difference.

Sam MacWilliam, Former Chair of Southway's Parent Board

Members in all parts of the governance structure must demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the vision and values of the Trust, as well as being able to understand the wider organisation’s activities and priorities, and make key decisions, leading the organisation effectively.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, our Governance Team are on hand at to help you with any questions you might have, including additional background information and more detail on the recruitment process. 

Come along to our open recruitment event on 2nd August

Anyone who’s interested is invited to come along to our open recruitment event at our Southern Gate offices between 4-6pm on Wednesday 2nd August, where they can talk to the team about Southway, how we’re run and what the roles entail.

How to apply

1. Please download and read the Recruitment Pack for the role. It contains more detail about the role and responsibilities of a Southway Board and Committee Member.

Download the Recruitment Pack here.

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. They can also assist if you need reasonable adjustments making for any part of the recruitment process.

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

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

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.

A. Age

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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

(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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