We are interested in finding new Voluntary Board Members

19th June 2019


Eden Housing Association is a successful small 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 chiefly across North Cumbria owning and/or managing around 1,982 homes for affordable rent or sale, and act as Managing Agents for Mitre Housing Association, Allonby Almshouses and Lyvennet Community Trust. We also on behalf of Eden District Council provide a statutory homelessness and housing options service.

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 all sectors of the community.

Our current Board membership consists of nine male and two female members and 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.

We are looking specifically for applications from individuals preferably with HR, IT or Legal qualifications and/or experiences. We are keen to continue to have tenant participation within our Board so would also welcome any applications from our tenants and residents.

As a Board Member you would be required to attend early evening Board meetings which are typically held every second month in Penrith 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 [email protected] 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 https://www.edenha.org.uk/find-a-home/about-us/our-board-members/

The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 19 July 2019. We are looking to conduct interviews on Friday 6 September with a view that the successful candidates will attend the Board Meeting on 24 September.

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