Supplementary Information

Applicant criteria

  • All applicants must be over the age of 18.
  • All applicants must not be undischarged bankrupt or made a voluntary arrangement with creditors. (A ‘voluntary arrangement’ for the purpose of the eligibility criteria means any agreement between an individual and their creditor or creditors for the repayment of debts, including but not limited to an individual voluntary arrangement under Part VII of the Insolvency Act 1986, unless it is clear from such agreement that it is not intended to constitute a formal arrangement or composition with the individual’s creditors). 
  • All applicants must not be disqualified from acting as a Company Director for any reason.
  • All applicants must not be disqualified under Section 72 of the Charities Act 1993 from being a charity trustee:
    • anyone who has an unspent conviction for an offence involving deception or dishonesty;
    • anyone who is an un-discharged bankrupt;
    • anyone who has been removed from trusteeship of a charity by the Court or the Commission for misconduct or mismanagement; and anyone under a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.
    • anyone who has entered into a composition or arrangement with their creditors which includes an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA), and is currently on the Insolvency Service Register.
  • All applicants must have not been a director of a company which has gone into insolvent liquidation. If you declared that you have been a director of a company which has gone into insolvent liquidation, please give details on the declarations form.
  • All applicants must not have had an order made in respect of you under the Mental Health Act, neither or be incapable of acting by reason of mental disorder for which you have been m admitted to hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • All applicants must not be employed by First Ark Group or any of its members.
  • All applicants must not be currently pursuing or engaged in any litigation or in dispute against the First Ark Group or any of its members.
  • All applicants must not be a previous employee of First Ark Group or any of its members, where that employment was terminated for any reason.
  • Any applicants who are customers or tenants of First Ark Group or any of its members must not be in breach of their tenancy or occupancy agreement or subject to any enforcement action by First Ark Group or any of its members e.g. Notice Seeking Possession for rent arrears, noise nuisance or any other type of anti-social behaviour. 
  • Any applicants who are customers or tenants of First Ark Group or any of its members must not have been dismissed, removed or had sanctions applied in respect of your involvement or interaction with First Ark Group or any of its members.
  • Please Note: At least annual eligibility checks will be carried out to ensure continued compliance.  A person shall be ineligible for appointment to the Board and if already appointed shall immediately cease to be a Non-Executive Director/Co-optee if at any time during their term of office, the relevant individual does not comply with the above criteria.
  • It is the Non-Executive Directors/Co-optee’s responsibility to inform the Company Secretary and/or the Governance Manager if their circumstances change which may affect their eligibility to be a Non-Executive Director/Co-optee.

To find out more about First Ark in general, please visit the website: https://www.firstark.com/

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