Housing Associations aim to provide housing at reasonable rents for those in housing need who are often unable or unwilling to purchase their own homes. Like most organisations social housing providers have objectives which they have to meet. The key to success in achieving these goals is the way these social housing providers are governed. To be well governed requires an effective Board or Management Committee to oversee the running of the organisation.
On completing this Virtual College course learners will be able to:
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of Housing Association Boards.
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of individual Board members.
- Give examples of the skills and understanding required for being an effective Board member.
Other courses in the Housing Governance series:
- The Regulatory Framework for Housing Associations
- The Regulatory Framework for Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs)
- The Role of the Board Member for Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs)
This course is reviewed on a regular basis and updated as necessary.
- Welcome and learning objectives
- Governance Overview
- Housing Association Boards
On completion of this course learners should be able to undertake the responsibilities listed:
- Explain the role and responsibilities of Housing Association Boards
- Explain the role and responsibilities of individual Board members
- Show an awareness of the skills and understanding required for being and effective Board member
- Show an appreciation of the importance of individual and Board appraisal systems
- Explain the role and responsibilities of the Chair of the Board of Housing Associations
- Explain the role and responsibilities of the Chief Executive of Housing Associations
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
Relevant to all staff working within the housing sector. This course is aimed at individuals new to housing or as a refresher for those already working within the housing sector.
There are no prerequisites for this course.