Board Member – Gentoo


1st May 2020

Closing Date

22nd May 2020


£10,000 per annum.



Interviews Scheduled


Welcome to Gentoo.

Gentoo is a housing association and new homes developer, managing over 28,000 properties and housing more than 60,000 customers. This makes us one of the biggest landlords in the North East. We’re also one of the largest employers in Sunderland with over 1,200 staff.

We are focused on delivering an outstanding service to our tenants and as a responsible business, we pride ourselves on inspiring people to make a difference. We collaborate with key partners and other housing associations to influence things that affect our colleagues, tenants and society.

What makes us special?

Gentoo’s uniqueness and strength come from the dedication, skill, and energy of our colleagues; they live our values daily and work to deliver Gentoo’s vision. We are very proud of our colleagues and the work they do for our tenants, customers and communities.

We are looking for an experienced Board Member with a core passion for delivering excellent results. This is a high profile and influential leadership role.  You don’t need to come from the housing sector but you do need to be in tune with our purpose, ambitions and values.

The role;

We are seeking to recruit an exceptional individual with significant recent experience at an executive/senior level in residential property.  Your experience will ideally include provision of affordable housing and private sale.

Time commitment and remuneration;

Nine board meetings and four to six committee meetings per annum.  £10,000 per annum.

Board Member – Gentoo image

To find out more and apply

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Jim Allcroft, Executive Search Consultant at Dixon Walter on 07388 642 631 or

Applications should be made via email to and must include on separate documents:

  • a letter of application setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the person specification (no more than 3 pages of A4);
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV);
  • details of three referees and your current remuneration (Referees will not be contacted without your permission);
  • a completed Equal Opportunities Form (located on the right hand side of this page).

Key Dates

We anticipate that the process may be delayed by ongoing Covid19 restrictions, however, we will arrange interviews via video link if necessary

  • Closing date:                                                                                         Friday 22nd May
  • Final stage selection date:                                                                  TBC


Diversity is valued at both Dixon Walter and Gentoo and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Following receipt of your application you will receive an acknowledgement from Dixon Walter. Within this response you will be required to provide consent under the new general data protection regulations. If you fail to provide this consent your application will not be processed further.

Share this position.

Posted by Jim Allcroft

Jim Allcroft
Contact Jim Allcroft to apply