An exciting opportunity has arisen for a resident to join PFH’s Board of Trustees.
The Board is responsible for ensuring PFH is properly managed and achieves its mission to provide high quality housing, services and support for people in need. It is made up of 12 Trustees, including two Resident Trustees.
Those interested in becoming a Resident Trustee are invited to informally meet with other PFH Trustees and staff where we can explain the role and offer plenty of time for you to ask questions.
After the meeting, if you are still interested and would like to put yourself forward, we will ask you to submit a brief application and attend a short interview – don’t worry, we promise nothing too daunting!
Being a PFH Resident Trustee is an excellent way for you to learn new things and ensure the views of PFH residents are being heard when important decisions are being made.
PFH resident John Holliday has been a Resident Trustee since July 2015 and says it’s a very rewarding role. John said: “To sit on the board of trustees is a great new experience to learn how a charitable association such as PFH is managed.
“As a Resident Trustee you have the opportunity to learn about running the organisation, including everything from management and financial aspects, through to the progress of PFH and the well-being of residents.
“There is help available from the PFH senior management and other members of the board, as well as information available from the National Housing Federation. Above all, taking on this role means that you are an integral part of the association.”
In terms of the amount of time required for this role, there are 5 meetings each year plus two away days.
Resident Trustees also need to read papers ahead of the meetings and take part in training.
To express your interest, or find out more, call (01482) 223783 or visit our website www.pfh.org.uk.