Welcome Letter

Jo Savage

Dear Candidate

Thank you for applying for the role of Chair at Wellingborough Homes. I am immensely proud of being Chief Executive of this organisation and am looking forward to working with a new Chair who shares my enthusiasm.

Wellingborough Homes is based on strong values of Respect, Trust, Empowerment, being Efficient and Effective and working as One Team and these values flow from the Chair at the very top of the organisation.

The new Chair will join us at an exciting time, with a real opportunity to influence the strategic direction as we work on our new Corporate Plan in 2018 ready for its launch from April 2019.

Our mission statement of providing great services and high-quality living environments reflects the balance we strive to achieve between providing much needed new homes and ensuring we look after our existing estates and customers.

On the 10th December 2017 we turned 10 years old - That’s 10 years that Wellingborough Homes have been providing great services and high-quality living environments. In that time, we’ve housed 25,500 people, built over 300 homes and carried out approx. 173,810 repairs. In celebration of our 10th birthday, we also pledged to raise 10,000 tins of food for The Daylight Centre, a local food bank and we are delighted to report that we exceeded this target, and to date, have raised over 16,000 tins and still counting.

Our exciting ambitions include an agreement to develop an additional 1000 homes over the next 10 years in addition to the 600 already in our business plan, refinancing our current funding to support these ambitions, undertaking significant estate improvements and identifying areas for regeneration, bringing our repairs service in house by April 2018 and working with Rentplus to provide an alternative rental and homeownership offer across Northamptonshire.

The new Chair will need to show strong leadership skills as they will come at a time when there has been significant change on the Board and will be following in the shoes of our well respected current Chair, Tim Davy.

Wellingborough Homes is a financially strong organisation and well highly thought of organisation and the new Chair has a fantastic opportunity to lead us in the next stage of our journey.

I look forward to meeting you.

Kind regards

Jo Savage
Chief Executive

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