The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) supports communities across the UK to thrive, making them great places to live and work.

DLUHC is a Ministerial Government department, supported by fifteen agencies and public bodies (including the QE II Centre and the Planning Inspectorate). 

The Department’s brief is broad, covering a range of complex policy areas. DLUHC leads on delivering the Government’s priority Levelling Up agenda and driving devolution, as well as overseeing and supporting Local Government. The Department has responsibility for a number of housing related policies, including house building, home ownership, private rented sector, social housing, homelessness and rough sleeping, planning and regeneration, building safety and cladding remediation. DLUHC also works with the Homes Office to deliver the Homes for Ukraine Scheme. 

The Non-Ministerial Board sits on a quarterly basis to discuss the management and performance of the department. 

The meetings provide an opportunity to review the department’s capability to monitor and deliver current priorities and its plans to scope and meet future needs. The Non-Ministerial Board also scrutinise and advise on key performance measures to drive delivery and improvements, and ensure effective governance of the department, its agencies and sponsored bodies .

The meetings are chaired by the lead Non-Executive Director (NED) and attended by the department’s Non-Executive Directors and the Executive Team. 

The Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) are senior, independent individuals with significant experience from the public, private and voluntary sectors.  They are appointed to the department to offer a valuable external perspective providing advice, challenge and support.

The Executive Team is comprised of the Permanent Secretary and Directors General of the department. The Permanent Secretary provides overall leadership to the department to endure effective day to day running of the department. The Directors General are each responsible for leading a substantial portfolio of the Department’s work.

Dame Alison Nimmo, lead Non-Executive Director Chair

Sarah Healey CB CVO, in her role as Permanent Secretary Chief Executive

Why the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

We are keen to create an opportunity for a Boardroom Apprentice to learn and experience a central Government non-ministerial board. As sponsoring Department of the UK Boardroom Apprentice programme we are passionate about building a future pipeline of talent of aspiring board members.  We are committed to diversity and inclusion and as the Department for Levelling Up we want to play our part in levelling up boardrooms. We want to support a Boardroom Apprentice and believe that this programme creates a unique hands-on opportunity to learn. As a Department we also want to learn by having people with different experiences and backgrounds joining our discussions.  A Boardroom Apprentice will gain insight into how the non-executives and executives work in partnership to support the Departmental Board in its responsibilities and priorities. We look forward to supporting another Boardroom Apprentice in year two of the programme.

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

Most meetings take place in 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1  All meetings are “hybrid” enabled so can be joined in person or remotely (via Teams).  Some meetings may take place in regional locations such as our office in Wolverhampton.

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

Meetings are typically held on a quarterly basis.

Date of Board Meetings (January 2024 – December 2024)

To be advised

Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (January 2024 – December 2024)

To be advised