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Colne Housing Asociation 

Non-Executive Directors                            
Colchester, Essex
£3,000 per annum

Colne is a vibrant, growing housing association specialising in enabling independent living. We want to meet housing need in East Anglia.  As a major builder we will provide a range of new homes of all types of tenure to meet the needs of our current and future customers in Essex, Suffolk and beyond.

We will encourage our customers to shape their own solutions offering appropriate support where needed. We design our services in response to our customers’ needs and provide a choice of high-quality services.

An exciting new chapter in Colne’s story has begun and you could play a leading role in it as a member of our Board. We have just launched our ambitious new business strategy Bigger, Better, Bolder to ensure Colne uses its strength to grow and provide more affordable homes.  We will enable independent living for people in Essex, Suffolk and beyond. We will ensure that we provide services that meet our customers’ needs and empower our communities to thrive.

Our vision is bold - we want to be better.  We operate in a region where there continues to be huge demand for a range of affordable and competitively priced housing. To meet that demand we need to be bigger.

To help us achieve our ambitions you will have strong strategic and leadership skills, experience of governance and risk at board level, scrutinising financial and performance information and experience in either finance and treasury management, or leading edge customer engagement.    

With exceptional communication skills, rounded business acumen, and a real understanding of excellence in customer service, you’ll be comfortable engaging and influencing at board level and be fully committed to ensuring that we achieve our vision and deliver our business plan priorities.

There are 9 Board meetings per year which are held in Colchester in the afternoon.  There will be an additional time commitment to serve on one of the committees and a requirement to sit on working groups and attend events as necessary.

The Board is currently under-represented in terms of women, the BME community, and those with a disability; applications from within these groups would be particularly welcome.

To apply for the Non-Executive Director role, please go to