WE ARE INTERESTED IN FINDING NEW
VOLUNTARY BOARD MEMBERS
Eden Housing Association is a successful community based independent Registered Provider of affordable homes with a rural focus. We were established in 1997 following the Large Scale Voluntary Transfer of housing stock from Eden District Council. We now operate across North Cumbria owning and/or managing around 2,000 homes for affordable rent or sale, and act as Managing Agents for Mitre Housing Association and Lyvennet Community Trust. We also provide the statutory homelessness and housing options service on behalf of Eden District Council.
Our homes are generally located in areas of strong housing demand and relatively high market values. Most of our homes cater for general family needs, with around 10% specifically designed for older people. Tenants and residents are at the heart of everything we do, and a range of opportunities are offered and continually refreshed for local people to get involved with our work.
Eden Housing Association’s commitment to value for money is integral to delivery of our services and operations as a business and is woven through the delivery of all our aims and objectives.
We are looking to appoint committed and enthusiastic voluntary Board Members who would assist with ensuring that our strategic objectives are delivered.
Anyone who has an interest in the work we undertake is encouraged to apply and we would welcome applications from any member of the community.
Our current Board membership consists of seven male and three female members. Click here to view our current Board. Our aim is to ensure we have a balanced Board that appropriately reflects the demographics of our community and we would welcome interest from individuals of all ages with relevant skills and experience.
To complement our current board skills, we are looking to give preference to applicants who are qualified accountants or to individuals with knowledge and expertise in environmental sustainability. We are committed to continue to have tenants on our Board so would also welcome applications from our tenants and residents.
As a Board Member you would be required to attend, or in the current world participate remotely, in early evening Board meetings which are typically held every second month and, in addition, ‘attend’ Committee meetings (currently 3 times a year) and occasional events as required. Full training and support will be provided in your new role. The role is voluntary and not remunerated, but all reasonable expenses will be covered.
If you wish to arrange an informal discussion with either our Chief Executive, John Clasper or our Chair Beth Furneaux, then please contact our HR Team on 01768 861400 or email HR@edenha.org.uk who will make arrangements convenient to you.
If you are interested in applying, please download an application form and information pack and follow the instructions provided. Further information about the Association is available elsewhere on our website www.edenha.org.uk.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 27 July 2020. We are looking to conduct interviews on 13 August 2020 with a view that the successful candidates will be elected to the Board at our September Board Meeting on 22 September 2020.
Customer Scrutiny Panel
We are recruiting new members to form a Customer Scrutiny Panel – would you be interested?
The Customer Panel will be able to challenge Eden Housing Association on the quality of our services.
As a member of the Panel you would give an independent view on how we are performing and the processes we use, highlight what is good about our current service and what needs to change.
Members of the Panel are volunteers but we reimburse travel, childcare costs and other out of pocket expenses. You will be given full training to allow you the skills to fulfil the role.
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If you are interested please contact Michelle Collins on 01786 861439 email Michelle.email@example.com