Common Board Member (Tenant)

North East

£5,001 per annum

About County Durham Housing Group

County Durham Housing Group as parent in a group structure is responsible for its subsidiaries Dale & Valley Homes, Durham City Homes and East Durham Homes. The group is one of the largest housing associations in the north east of England. We take pride in putting tenants at the heart of what we do and making them part of our journey to provide better housing services, homes and communities. Part of this is knowing our landscape. County Durham Housing Group covers 862 square miles, from the very rural west, to the hustle and bustle of Durham city centre, and the magnificent coastline in the east. With our diverse setting, we place a great amount of emphasis on providing a local housing service to fit local housing needs.

About the role

To help us to achieve our aims, in addition to the usual skills outlined in the skills matrix which are required to be an effective board member, we are looking for County Durham Housing Group (including Dale & Valley Homes, Durham City Homes, East Durham Homes) tenants with the following skills:

  • Customer and community perspective: Experience of community led and social enterprise organisations, customer engagement and participation and community development.
  • Service improvement: Understands service delivery, and service improvement and has experience of using data analytics or customer segmentation to understand CDHG’s customer. Ability to identify under-performing areas and provide challenge to proposed improvement strategies.

How to apply

If you are interested in finding out more about the Board Member positions at County Durham Housing Group, please download and review the recruitment pack . If, having read the recruitment pack, you would like a confidential and informal discussion about the role, please contact:

To apply for the role, please complete our online registration form and attach the following documentation (saving your files with your surname first, then your first name, then a description of the file):

  • A detailed CV including details of positions held and or relevant experience (and dates).
  • A Supporting Statement explaining your motivation in applying for this position at County Durham Housing Group and also addressing how you meet the requirements of PART ONE of the person specification.
  • Full contact details (name, job title, organisation, phone and email) for two referees (including your current employer if applicable). Please note we will not take up references without your prior permission
  • A completed Recruitment Monitoring Form 
  • A completed Declarations of Interests Form
  • A completed Eligibility Checklist

The closing date for applications is: 10:00am on Friday 7th July and the job reference code is: ALT187.

Your application will be acknowledged and treated with strictest confidence.

Download the required files

Please download: Recruitment pack Please download: Declarations of Interest Please download: Recruitment Monitoring Form Please download: Eligibility Checklist