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As a Connect tenant, you can also join our board. There are up to four places for Connect residents on the board, which is made up of 12 members.

To be on the board of a housing association, you need a range of skills and experience as you’re responsible for:

  • Setting the culture, strategy and objectives of Connect
  • Managing risks and ensuring we comply with regulatory and legal requirements
  • Making key strategic decisions

As a Board Member, you are an individual and do not represent a particular neighbourhood or a group of customers.

The Board meets around six times per year, and meetings alternate between in person and on-line. Board members are paid for their time, related expenses are reimbursed, and we provide any equipment you need to carry out the role.

Joining the Board might seem daunting, but we are happy to take as much time as possible to explain what is involved in joining so that you can consider whether it’s something for you.

There will be support, an induction and full training programme for any resident (adult member of the household) wanting to join the Board and most of all, we promise it will be an interesting and fulfilling experience. You’ll really get to see what happens at every level of Connect!

Sound like something that you might want to do? Get in touch with us – we can answer any questions and help you decide whether you’d like to.


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to take an effective part in collective debate and decision-making through preparation and understanding
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Have a willingness to learn new skills
  • Share the vision and commitment of Connect for social justice, customer engagement and offering excellent services
  • Are committed to the values of accountability, openness and transparency
  • An open, engaging and enthusing in style
  • Are open minded and have a flexible approach to decision making
  • Are good team players, acting and thinking corporately with a collaborative style
  • that engages at all levels and promotes positive relationships

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Connect Housing Association Limited is a charitable association registered in England and Wales under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (Company No. IP17445R) and with the Regulator of Social Housing (No. L2285).

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