Head of Human Resources

Location: Colchester, Essex

Permanent, Full Time

£50k - £60k a year, depending on experience


At Colne the only constant is change. We recognise that our people are our biggest asset and key to us achieving our vision and we are proud to already hold our Silver IIP accreditation. But we want to be better. This is why we are now seeking an inspiring Head of Human Resources to join us on our journey.

As our new Head of HR, you will play a key role in driving our organisational effectiveness and shaping Colne as an environment of high performance, passion and fun! Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you’ll have full responsibility for the operational leadership and control of our approach to people and culture.

We are seeking a great leader of people, customer-focused, a strategic thinker and an influencer who can bring people along with them. Someone who is committed to using strong governance, health and safety legislation and risk knowledge to assess opportunities and lead us through sound decision making as we move forward.

At Colne you will be working with a first-rate team and you will have the opportunity to really make your mark with a wide portfolio of responsibilities. We believe the variety of this exciting new role, together with the exposure to a growing business means that this could be one of those career defining roles for the right person.

Do you share our determination? Are you ready for the challenge? Can you help us shape Colne for the future as we deliver our bold vision? If the answer is yes, then please contact our recruitment partners at Morgan Law for further details.

Please click here to download the recruitment pack for this post 

Please click here to view our People Strategy 

To apply click here.

Closing Date for applications: Monday 27th May 2019 at 5.00pm

Interviews with Morgan Law: 30th May – 4th June

Interviews with Colne: Thursday 13th June

Contact details: Adrian Lewis – 0207 747 6815 / 07973 314 423


Please note all direct and third party applications will be forwarded to Morgan Law

Closing Date: 27th May 2019

Leasehold Scheme Officer x2

Location: Colchester and Manningtree

In an organisation where residents are the heart of our organisation, Colne Housing Society believe that recruiting passionate, motivated and dedicated employees is key to providing this service.

We can offer you welcoming brand new offices at the University of Essex, innovative team working, excellent employee benefits and ongoing development.

We are now looking to recruit for two Leasehold Scheme Officers to join us to provide a highly customer focused service for our customers in the Leasehold Schemes; making regular contact with all residents to assess needs and refer to/liaise with other agencies and/or family.


Opportunities available:


  • Leasehold Scheme Officer – Quay Courtyard – 30 hours per week

Permanent or fixed-term contract

Live in scheme role in Manningtree - 2 bed flat for the successful candidate


  • Leasehold Scheme Officer – Orchard Gardens – 35 hours per week

Permanent or fixed-term contract

Live in scheme role in Colchester - 2 bed house for the successful candidate


Participating in care planning/monitoring and case conferences with other agencies where appropriate and liaising with hospitals helping to ensure that necessary services are organised prior to discharge, you will advise residents on availability of local statutory, private and voluntary services and organisations and on their rights to benefit and services; acting as an advocate where appropriate. 

You must also respond to alarm calls and emergencies and encourage resident participation and social activities.

The successful candidates will be expected to reside in their respective schemes in properties provided (accommodation costs for this are taken out of your salary).  With experience of providing housing support and or care to vulnerable customers and knowledge of leasehold scheme management, you must be capable of liaising with different agencies and internal services to deliver services to the residents and have an understanding of quality assurance and safety processes.

In return, we can guarantee no two working days will be the same, whether you are working in our operational teams meeting residents and helping to shape communities or working in our corporate teams driving the business forward, we can provide an exciting career path for you!


To apply for either of these positions, please click here to be directed to the application page.