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We are committed to effective, open and honest governance.  We sign up to the National Housing Federation’s code of Governance, Board members are appointed following a robust selection process.  We conduct annual appraisals of our Board members.  We maintain rigorous internal control systems to support and underpin the governance arrangements.  This ensures we have a “fit for purpose” Board.

The Board comprise people who are committed to the communities we serve and members have a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to draw on.  They maintain their knowledge base and keep up to date by attending regular training and development events.

We have up to 12 Board members. and we have a Risk and Audit Committee (RAC) of five members.

North Star, working in partnership with Beyond Housing, Gentoo, Thirteen Group and the Housing Diversity Network has launched a two-year programme to develop the Board members of the future.  The programme, the first to be delivered in the North East, has focused on increasing diversity at Board level.   Applications were encouraged from people from ethnic-minority communities, the LGBTQ+ community, people with a disability, women, and young people, all of whom are significantly under-represented at Board level, locally, nationally, and internationally.  During the two-year programme, the twelve Trainees will receive comprehensive training, shadow local Boards, and be supported by a mentor.  Four Trainees have joined North Star.  The skills they will gain will help prepare them to become the Board members of the future.

You can read more about our involvement in the Board Diversity Programme by clicking here

The remuneration of Board members for their work on behalf of North Star from 1st April 2021 is:

Chair £10,100
Vice-Chair £6,388
Chair GAC £5,924
Board member £4,364

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