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Data dive on housing non-exec board roles

What kind of board members are housing associations looking for? How much do they pay? And how much do they use search firms? Read our insights to find out.  Nearly half of all Housing Associations specifically look for diversity in their non-exec adverts. The group most frequently encouraged to apply for roles is people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic

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How to write a Non-Executive Director CV and Cover Letter

Top tips for writing your board-ready CV (curriculum vitae, Latin for “course of life”), and your Cover Letter (also known as your Supporting Statement, or Statement of suitability).  You’ve been looking through the board roles on Dynamic Boards and you are keen to apply for a Non-Executive Director role, great! You now need to write a ‘NED CV’ and a

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Non-Executive Director jargon

Trying to get your head around the difference between a Non-Executive Director, iNED, Commissioner, Associate Non-Exec or Trustee? The range of roles can make the process of looking for one feel overwhelming. We post c.100 non-executive roles a month on Dynamic Boards and they have a broad variety of titles. What do all the roles we show you on Dynamic

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Video ~ Mark Sweeny, Non-Executive Director, Sapphire Independent Housing

Watch our full conversation with Mark Sweeny, Non-Executive Director, Sapphire Independent Housing Highlights: ☛ Why housing associations’ have independent non-execs ☛ Has the experience of being on a housing association board changed in 30 years ☛ The covid-19 impact on the length of board packs ☛ Innovation in housing associations ☛ The need to look at diversity in governance in a sustainable way ☛ The

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Helping Housing Associations create dynamic boards

We know it isn’t easy to create a dynamic board; with a brilliant and ever changing mix of skills, experiences and perspectives. We are on a mission to help you dance towards dynamism, (rather than ticking boxes to achieve diversity)!  We use data to optimise the advertising of your non-exec vacancy so you or your search firm can focus your

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Joining the Board of a Housing Association

Becoming a non-executive director of a housing association is “like getting an MBA for free”… We asked Mark Sweeny what he’d say to someone considering joining the board of a housing association. His 1 minute answer gets to the heart of it: you’d get a huge amount of personal development (akin to a “free MBA”!) and a chance to bring

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Video ~ Jonathan Roe, Chair of Amigo Holdings Plc

Watch our chat with Jonathan Roe, Chair of Amigo Holdings Plc.  Highlights:☛ Joining a board while meetings are held remotely ☛ The impact of lockdown on interactions between the board and employees☛ The importance of simple or left-field questions☛ Avoiding group think Thank you Jonathan for your time! ——- If you know of a Non-Executive Director who you think Dynamic Boards should

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Tokenism on boards

Diversity awkwardness. In this series we hit the awkward topics around boards, and we try to encourage a move towards a thoughtful discussion that will drive us to create truly dynamic boards. This is #2 in the series, click here to read #1 “I’m not diversity”. “I don’t want to be asked to join the board just because I’m the

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“I’m not diversity” ~ why we advocate using the word ‘mix’

Diversity awkwardness. In this series we hit the awkward topics around boards, and we try to encourage a move towards a thoughtful discussion that will drive us to create truly dynamic boards. He started the video call by saying “So firstly, thank you for speaking with me. I know I’m not diversity. But I’m interested in chatting to you about

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Non Executive Directors for 2020 and beyond

Our Future Fit series looks at how the non-executive director role is adapting to the needs of companies, society and the changing times we live in. All too often we only hear about company boards when something goes wrong. When there is a scandal we ask ‘where was the board?’ and we expect them to perform as a public punchbag.

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Demystifying NED pay

In this Demystifying series, we shed light on what non-executives actually get paid. The role of a non-executive director is far from the boardroom stereotypes of smoking jackets, whiskey and private members clubs with panelled walls. This blog was last updated January 2021. How do NEDs get paid? Non-executive directors of companies can typically expect to be paid a director’s fee

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Purpose-led and data-led

Why we’d like your data and what we plan to do with it. Purpose-led needs data-led When we started Dynamic Boards we committed to making our approach purpose-led and data-led. We exist to make UK boards more dynamic: with a stronger mix of skills, experiences and perspectives represented, for the benefit of all. When you sign up to Dynamic Boards

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What is a Non-Executive Director?

In this Demystifying series, we shed light on what it is to be a non-executive director. The role of a non-executive director in 2020 is far from the stereotypes; of smoking jackets, whiskey and private members clubs with panelled walls. So, what is a NED? A fresh pair of eyes A non-executive director brings an external perspective to discussions around

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Our story

Photo: left Sarah Pierman, right Dr Scarlett Brown.  For the last ten years I’ve heard many people talk about improving the diversity on UK boards. I’ve been at countless diversity events, I’ve sat on panels as someone who has broken the glass ceiling, and I’ve heard endless discussions on the state of UK boards. But I’ve never heard a candid,

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