Board members - Coin Street Secondary (CSS) housing co-operative

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Coin Street Secondary Housing Co-operative (CSS)

Board members, Voluntary, London SE1.

Passionate about our neighbourhood

Coin Street is a social enterprise working in Waterloo and North Southwark. From a derelict 13-acre site in 1984, we have created a thriving, diverse, vibrant and welcoming place for people to live, work and play.

We promote enterprise, creativity and lifelong learning whether that’s through providing employment, volunteering opportunities, nurturing enterprise or delivering programmes and activities. We also provide housing that supports our community; we champion cooperative housing and influence local and national housing policy. From sports and dance to healthy eating and gardening, Coin Street offers a range of facilities and activities accessible to everyone to support health and wellbeing in our community.

Coin Street is overseen by three independent organisations working together to create an inspirational neighbourhood: Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB), Coin Street Secondary Housing Co-operative (CSS) and Coin Street Centre Trust (CSCT). These organisations are governed by voluntary boards, made up of members from the local community and experts from the sectors in which we work.

CSS recruitment

Coin Street has successfully developed 220 award-winning co-operative homes on social rents, housing over 1000 people and making a significant contribution to the housing landscape of Waterloo and North Southwark. Our CSS board have partnered with The Housing Executive to recruit at least four new non-executive board members to bring additional skills and increase diversity of the board. We are interested in candidates with the experience in the following areas:

  • Change Management
  • Co-operative engagement
  • Finance/ Tax
  • Governance/Housing Regulation

Some of the new members we take on will have a housing background, but we are open to relevant experience from other areas, coupled with a passion for co-op housing and the Coin Street mission of supporting communities. We are also particularly keen to consider candidates who may not have served on a board before.

This is an opportunity to become part of an innovative, high profile, social enterprise based in the centre of London. If you are excited to hear more, please contact our recruitment consultant, Tony Clark at The Housing Executive, for an informal discussion or a recruitment pack:

020 7620 3048 or rec@thehousingexecutive.com

CLOSING DATE: Monday 16th May 2022

Coin Street is committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination for all applicants and employees. Coin Street seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious belief, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability and welcomes applications from all candidates, particularly women and those who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women and members of the LGBTQ+ community, as colleagues from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented on our board.

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