Work for Keniston

If you have an excellent track record in dealing with the public, why not consider joining our small and friendly team. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Job vacancies will be listed when they become available.

We’re recruiting Board members!

Orpington, Kent. Paid non-exec role. £1800 per annum plus expenses

Build on Our Success

Keniston are a smaller housing provider, with a base in SE London but operating across seven local authorities in South and North London, and West Sussex. Although small, we aim to make a big impact on the communities we work in and to ‘punch above our weight’. Our ambitions include bringing forward two significant growth projects in our heartland of Bromley.

Good governance is critically important and we are planning for succession and renewal of our board as several longstanding members are due to step down from the board at the end of their terms. Successful candidates will have the interpersonal skills, passion and commitment to work effectively with the board and executive team to deliver our vision.

We are particularly seeking experience from inside or outside social housing, including “lived experience”. Ideally, in any of the following disciplines:

  • Development/ Asset Management
  • Customer Service
  • Resident Engagement
  • Finance (especially audit, accounting and pensions).

At Keniston, we have many strengths, including quality services that are recognised by our residents and our partners. With a headline tenant satisfaction rating of 89% from our last tenant survey we are the envy of many. We are proud that 90% of our residents were satisfied with our response to the Covid pandemic, showing our organisation’s resilience and adaptability, and a focus on what matters to our residents. We have an experienced and capable staff team, a healthy financial position and strong asset base. We also have a Board that has the vision and courage to grow and innovate so that we continue to make a real difference to our residents and their local communities.

The world around us is changing in many ways, and Keniston aims to remain agile in our approach to change. We are developing our approach to achieving net zero carbon and are currently updating our overarching Strategic Plan. Work continues to refresh our approach to the key topic of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and as part of this we particularly welcome applications from all diverse backgrounds.

Click here for pack:  Keniston Board Member Recruitment Pack      

If you want to be part of this and have the experience we need, please download the recruitment pack from the link above, or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact our consultant: Tony Clark at The Housing Executive on:

020 7620 3048, or email:

Closing Date:              Monday 27th November 2023