Welcome letter From The Chief Executive

Dear Candidate

Thank you for taking the time to review the information in respect of our senior management vacancy, Director of Community Regeneration.

Community Gateway Association took the stock transfer of over 6,000 homes from Preston City Council in November 2005. We were the first social housing organisation in the UK to be set up as a 'community gateway' and we remain the only such social landlord in the North of England. This means tenants and communities are at the heart of our decisions, and as such we enable local people to have the maximum opportunity to influence our work.

Over the past eight years we have successfully delivered our Improvement Programme, and firmly embedded and delivered our Community Empowerment Strategy. With a turnover of £20 million per annum our plans for continued growth are both interesting and challenging!

CGA has an ambitious development programme which will have completed approximately 120 new affordable homes by the end of 2015. CGA is well regarded by its partners and stakeholders in Lancashire and is financially stable. Our surveys of our residents and service users reveal high levels of satisfaction with our housing and support services.

The successful applicant will join an experienced senior team and will work with a high-performing Board of voluntary members. You will need the skills, experience, energy and commitment to support our continued growth and diversity. You will be joining the organisation during exciting times in our Gateway journey as we continue to firmly integrate our repairs service which transferred to the organisation in April 2013 and the Grounds Maintenance Service which transferred in March 2014.

This role provides you with an opportunity to help us continue on our journey to become an employer of choice and an excellent housing provider. With our plans for the future I genuinely believe that this is a superb time to be joining the organisation.

If you feel you can deliver an outstanding service to our tenants and provide the visionary leadership to ensure CGA maintains its leading edge then I look forward to receiving your application and hopefully to meeting you in the future.

Yours sincerely

DIANE BELLINGER
Chief Executive

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