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SfH hiring new Chair

Sustainability for Housing (SfH), the board which oversees the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing (SRS), is looking for a new Chair.

The role of Chair is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of the sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) movement within the social housing sector. The ESG and social housing sectors are changing all the time, so we are seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable candidate to take up the reins.

About SfH

Sustainability for Housing (SfH) is the organisation responsible for the development, oversight, and promotion of the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing (SRS). Incorporated in Spring 2021, SfH consists of a dedicated Secretariat and the Board, comprising practitioners from the social housing and financial sectors, and key sector bodies. The Good Economy (TGE) currently acts as the Secretariat for SfH with support from Social (communications partner) and Crowe (accountants).

Key functions of the role

  • Provide strategic leadership to the Board and to SfH as a whole; working with and guiding the Secretariat and other partners to ensure delivery of organisational objectives.
  • Ensure that the Board delivers its key strategic role in securing the organisation’s long-term effectiveness, viability, and sustainability, within agreed Terms of Reference, encouraging relevant and constructive discussions, and a positive working relationship between the Secretariat and the Board.
  • Provide effective governance of the organisation, including playing a lead role in shaping the Board’s development and effectiveness, and in ensuring a suitable line of sight from the Board to the work of committees and any subsidiaries, as well as ensuring the Board fulfils its Trustee responsibilities.
  • Contribute to the promotion and positioning of the organisation with its external stakeholders, particularly investors and social housing providers.

The role requires around 2-3 days per month, including at least six Board meetings and one Board strategy day annually.

If you are interested in learning more about the role, please download the job pack here.

Applications must be recieved by 5th July 2024. Please send applications to Please send your application to