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Career Opportunities

We are proud to offer training, apprentices and career development opportunities and are committed to helping mature people and disabled people access to work. We are dedicated to equality of opportunity and diversity in employment and encourage applications from ethnic minority groups, disabled people and people wishing to job share.

In October 2014, we were awarded the Gold Award from Investors in People where the assessors said that “there is no doubt that people believe in the business and are coming with it on the continuous improvement journey”.

  • Chair of the BoardRead more

    Chair of the Board

    South Lakes Housing

    Location: Kendal

    This is a very attractive opportunity to take a leadership role in a high-performing, ambitious housing association. About to celebrate its 6th birthday. SLH provides 3,000 affordable rented homes in South Lakeland, and we’re proud of our strong track record of engaging with customers and communities. Our £54m improvement programme was completed in March 2017, and we have robust plans to build more than 300 new homes over the next few years.

    Our strategic objective is to be a well-respected housing provider and a valuable social business, operating for social good and contributing to economic and social well-being in the South Lakes area and beyond. We want to continue to be recognised as effective and well-run, with excellent people, processes and culture. We are committed to operating as a key partner within South Cumbria, nurturing our strong and productive relationships with local government, health, and regional businesses. Key priorities for the medium term include providing good and cost-effective management of our homes; increasing our portfolio; developing commercial and partnership opportunities; and improving the running of our business.

    With a strong track record and an excellent reputation across our area, we are well-placed to deepen and strengthen our reach and impact in the coming years, and we are clear that now is the time to push on and challenge ourselves. We want to appoint a new Chair who can build upon our successes and achievements to date, leading the Board to set stretching, ambitious goals so that SLH reaches its full potential in the long term.

    Candidates should be able to demonstrate that they bring outstanding ability in the key elements of the role: leadership, strategic planning and business acumen, and excellent communication skills. A track record of high performance in a non-executive or governance role is also essential. Your personal circumstances should convince us that you have the time, energy, motivation and ethos to fulfil the role.

    This position is voluntary, but expenses are paid. SLH regularly reviews the approach to Non-Executive remuneration. For an informal discussion and to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact our retained consultants, Angela Lomax on 07702 213809 or Ian Robertson on 01926 887272. For further information and how to apply, please visit

    Closing date for applications: 5pm – 3rd April 2018.

  • Apprentice Administration AssistantRead more

    Apprentice Administration Assistant – Assets & Investment Team

    • 37 hours per week
    • Apprentice Pay Scale

    South Lakes Housing is looking to recruit an Apprentice Administration Assistant. We would like to hear from someone who is:

    • Enthusiastic and committed to providing excellent services to our customers.
    • Able to communicate effectively with our customers both face to face and over the phone.
    • Has experience of using computer systems including Microsoft Office.
    • Will commit to a 2 year training and development programme which includes studying towards an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration

    In return we offer a full time, 2 year apprenticeship contract in a friendly and supportive working environment. If you would like any further information please email  or contact Jennifer Stainton on 01539 717712.

     Apprentice Administration Assistant – Job Description

    To apply please complete and return the folowing forms:

    Guidance notes for completing application forms – For Information

    Employment Application Form

    Diversity Form

    Rehabilitation of Offenders – For Information

    Closing Date for applications is noon on Monday 19th March 2018