• We are recruiting to the board in 2017 - find out more about us and our current opportunities

Board Members

We are looking for two talented non-exec Board members to join our team Find out more.

Ruth Cooke“Now is a really exciting time to join Midland Heart and the social housing sector, we work hard to enable people to live independently providing housing and support services across the Midlands.

“Next year a number of our board members will reach the end of their terms and we will be looking for two new talented members to join our team. 

“This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are passionate about adding real value to our business, are driven by a strong social purpose and are looking for a professionally challenging, interesting role.

“Midland Heart is a leading housing and support organisation.  Founded in 1925, we own and manage 33,000 homes and provide award winning older people and homeless services.

“We value diversity and firmly believe that our boardroom should reflect the communities we work within.  This belief is embedded within our business and is a key part of our diversity strategy.

“We already look to support local talent through our existing committees with a view to developing such people to be ready to serve on the board.

“Going forward, we will be working in partnership with ‘Women on Boards’ and other organisations committed to board diversity to help us to achieve a diverse pool of candidates to join our Board. 

“Our sector faces unprecedented challenges that impact both our business and many of our 70,000 customers, including the ongoing impact on tenants of welfare reform.

“Our board has approved plans to positively address both the challenges and opportunities we face and sees great opportunities to be part of the solution to the shortage of housing which the Government now sees as a key priority for action and we aim to play our part in building more homes.  With an annual turnover of £207million we have the strength that will ensure we continue to invest into our homes and services into the future."

Ruth Cooke, CEO Midland Heart

Interested? Find out about our current opportunities here.

“I have been a board member at Midland Heart for a number of years and am proud of what we have delivered in terms of quality homes and support services. The organisation has a strong board, provides a fulfilling boardroom experience and support to board members where that is needed. Midland Heart is committed to diversity in the boardroom and I would advise anyone who thinks they may be too young, from outside the sector, inexperienced or feel they do not have a complete set of boardroom skills to register their interest. The professional challenge is great, you will be part of a strong team and you will be able to shape an exciting future.”

- Karl George, board member, Chair of Midland Heart’s governance committee and managing director of the Governance Forum