We are looking for residents to join our Residents Board

Apply here - link to application form We want to give you more control by joining our award winning Residents Board – giving you the chance to make real decisions on CKH’s services.

To do this we need residents who want a rewarding and challenging opportunity to:  

• Work as part of a team, alongside other customers

• Make decisions that drive our customer facing strategies forward.
• Report on the performance and delivery of our customer-facing strategies.
• Monitor risk management related strategies and report findings
• Approve the annual stock investment programme and delivery plan.

What’s in it for you?

• ​Rewarding and challenging opportunity.
• ​Learn new skills.
• Training and support.
• Increased self confidence.
• Residents Board members are paid.

We are also looking for a Trainee Residents Board Member.

Do you understand what it is like to be aged 16-24? Can you speak up for young people and express their views? If so, we want you to join our Residents Board, and make a difference for all 16 – 24 year olds living in our homes.

The position would include:

  • Being a voice for young residents of CKH
  • Being a champion for the services that affect you.
  • Attending four paid meetings a year in addition to the option of going on training, to conferences and events.
  • And all of the things that full residents board members get.

You will need to be living in a Cross Keys Homes' property to be considered.

Places will be by selection, not election. 

We are accepting applications all the time, so please feel free to register your interest or contact Melissa Speechley on Melissa.Speechley@crosskeyshomes.co.uk  to find out more. You can also call Melissa on 01733 385004 or send a text to 07795 605871, or message us through Facebook, with your contact details.

To apply for a place on the Residents Board please fill in the application form below.

Resident Board Application

Note: Questions marked by * are mandatory


Please respond to the following statements as honestly as possible. Don't worry, if you are not sure at the moment, as full training will be given to successful candidates
  Yes No Not sure
*This is a mandatory field. I am a CKH tenant or resident leaseholder
For the Trainee position only- I am either a CKH tenant or live in a CKH home.
I want to achieve improved services for CKH residents.
I can commit the time needed to make the Residents Board a success
I am enthusiastic about making a difference.
I am prepared to attend and participate in the training sessions so that the Residents’ Board can become effective quickly.
I am able to leave personal issues behind.
I can be objective in discussions and avoid judgemental statements or use of preconceptions.
I can carry out both written and verbal instructions.
I am able to work in a group setting, contributing and listening to others tolerantly.
I am able to read reports and make notes to use in meetings.
I appreciate the need to uphold confidentiality at all times
I am committed to promoting and upholding principles of equality and diversity and can explain what this is.
I am able and willing to ask questions when unsure about something.
I always act professionally and in a tactful, diplomatic and sensitive manner.
I am able to work to agreed timescales and deadlines.
I am able to communicate using e-mail.
I am willing to sign the CKH Code of Conduct and other relevant documents to safeguard Residents and Cross Keys Homes.

Resident board member job description

Job description