10th June 2022

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 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 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 has 11 Members, 2 of whom will be retiring. We intend to recruit up to 3 new Members, whilst ensuring we have a balanced Board that appropriately reflects the demographics of our community, and we would welcome interest from both our tenants and any individuals with relevant skills and experience.

To complement our current Board skills, we are looking to give preference to applicants who have a sound knowledge and understanding of governance and those who have strong high-level housing sector experience, or individuals with knowledge and expertise in environmental sustainability.

As a Board Member you would be required to attend and participate in Board meetings which are held every second month at 4pm, and any other occasional events as required.  We do operate in a hybrid way which allows meetings to be held either on line and/or in person as and when 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 our current Chair of Board 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, an application form and recruitment pack are available on our careers page.  Further information about the Association is available elsewhere on our website.

The closing date for applications is 9am on 27 June 2022, and we are looking to conduct interviews in July with the intention that the successful candidates will be elected to the Board at our Annual General Meeting on 20 September 2022.


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