Do you have an extensive audit and/or financial background and board-level experience in an executive/non-executive role? If so, EPIC is seeking to co-opt two members one for its Audit Committee and one for the Board for an initial period of three years. EPIC provides people with decent homes at below market rents. We are in the middle of a rapid expansion, adding to our stock of 1,194 homes through acquiring homes in Stoke, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands. As a registered charity we are driven by our values around fairness, respect, understanding, integrity and teamwork. We are committed to the highest standards of customer service and ensuring that our homes are warm, well maintained and of high quality. As well as adding to our stock, we are modernising our methods of working and are currently implementing a state of the art ICT suite. We our proud to have received a V1/G1 rating by the Regulator of Social housing, highlighting our standing within the regulatory environment is equally as outstanding as that with our tenants. EPIC has an important regulatory remit, compliance with the Regulator of Social Housing's Economic and Consumer Standards. The Board has adopted the National Housing Federation's Excellence in Governance Code (2015). The social housing market has become increasingly complex and the nature and extent of the risks which providers' must manage are correspondingly more challenging. Our operational remit is delivered by 23 staff. Audit Committee It is a challenging time, but as our Corporate Strategy sets out, we have an ambition for change. The Audit Committee plays a vital role in providing assurance to the Board that operational and strategic activities are supporting us in delivering the Strategy. Our audit activities are highly visible, supporting business performance, helping us learn when things don't work as well as adding value to the continuous improvement we strive to achieve. All new members receive induction training and there are effective arrangements in place to maintain and enhance the skills of all members. The Audit Committee meets not less than three times a year in EPIC's office in Stoke-on Trent. Its role is to provide oversight of EPIC's governance, risk management and internal control practices. The Committee performs its role by providing a structured, systematic oversight of the organisation's governance, risk management and internal control practices. It assists the Board, and management, in fulfilling its responsibilities by monitoring the integrity of and monitoring and reviewing the activities and performance of our internal audit and external audit. The Board The Board shall meet at least 6 times a year at such times and places as they deem fit. The Board has ultimate responsibility for the governance of the Company. The Board's central role is to direct the Association's work, that is to determine strategic direction and policies. The Board agrees policies and make decisions on all matters that might create significant financial or other risk to the Company; or which raise material issues of principle. Management, that is the implementation of Board policies, is delegated to the paid staff. The Board reviews its performance on a biennial basis, with each Board member undertaking a structured appraisal process during the year. Recruitment to Board vacancies is open and transparent and based on the Board's considered view of the skills and attributes required to discharge its functions. The Board appoints new members objectively on merit. All new members receive induction training and there are effective arrangements in place to maintain and enhance the skills of all members. Your expertise will be vital to optimising the Association's effectiveness and in enabling us to provide assurance and scrutiny on the important work we do on behalf of thousands of tenants via the Audit Committee; and to direct the Association's work to determine strategic direction and policies via the Board. You should have extensive audit and/or financial background and board-level experience in an executive/non-executive role. Strong knowledge and an understanding of audit, risk management and corporate governance are essential, as is experience of a non-executive role on an audit committee/board. You should have an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a regulatory body and an interest in regulation and the social housing profession. You will also need the ability to think and act strategically, influence others and consider the bigger picture as well as detail. With a high degree of integrity, you must be able to comply with the Charity Governance Code. In order to be considered for appointment to do this important work, you will need to submit an application. Please email via the button below for more information and the application documents.