Mitre Housing Association recruitment of Chair and Board Members

9th May 2024

Eden Housing Association acts as Managing Agent for Mitre Housing Association, who focuses on small scale developments of affordable rented housing in rural areas in Cumbria. Mitre was established by the Diocese of Carlisle as a practical response to the shortage that impacts on so many individuals and communities.

Mitre is an independent registered housing association, with currently around 150 units under management, an active development programme and the resources to do more. It employs Eden Housing Association as its Managing Agents.

Mitre’s Chair has reached the end of his term of office. They are therefore now seeking a new Chair who will help them to fulfil their aspirations and to drive forward its ambitious strategic plans.

Mitre is looking for someone who shares its values and aspirations and who can bring strategic leadership, helping them sustain high standards as a landlord, in its development and overall governance.

Mitre Housing Association welcomes applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, whose skills and interests can add to those of the Board Members and help them maximise their potential.

As part of the regular cycle of renewal, Mitre is also recruiting other new Board Members. They need to be comfortable with Mitre’s Christian values and bring relevant skills and experience, whether gained in housing or transferrable from other sectors. Experience in risk management or in housing development will be particularly welcome.

All Mitre Board roles are unpaid, but all reasonable expenses will be paid.

Further information on Mitre can be found on their website –, or click here for the Recruitment Pack and Tenant Board Member Application Form.  Alternatively you can contact [email protected]  or 01768 861402.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 28 May. Interviews for the Chair will be held on 6 or 7 June, and for other Board Members later in June.


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