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Development Panel

Membership  

We have current Red Kite tenants on this panel, as well as members from our local community and lastly, colleagues from our Development Team. 

If you're interested in joining, we'd love to hear from you. Take a look at the information below. 

What's involved

  • Review new development projects, providing comment and feedback on suitability and design 
  • Set the standards for new housing in terms of size, location and layout  
  • Advise on standards of internal fittings, finishes and materials  
  • Have input into the selection and appointment of consultants
  • Work with appointed consultants and contractors employed to deliver all development activity
  • Assist staff as required in progressing development projects
  • Monitor standards and outputs
  • Act as Development Champions on various associated groups
  • Take part in site visits to identify what is a good development
  • Comment and participate in the decanting process for our existing tenants who need to move in order to deliver new development
  • Ensure we achieve overall value for money from all activity we undertake
  • Focus on specific areas such as public relations, sales and marketing and attending appropriate meetings and events to promote development activity
  • Other matters which the staff of Red Kite may raise with group members
  • Challenge constructively, ask questions and listen to views and the information provided.

Level of commitment: Low Low level of commitment

The group will primarily aim to meet once every three months or when a meeting is required. This can consist of site visits or tours, or formal meetings. For now, to keep us all safe, meetings will take place virtually.

Skills you'll need

You won't need any specific skills for this role - just some enthusiasm and an keen interest in good quality new homes. 

How we'll support you

We'll provide you with any relevant training needed to volunteer in this role. The role itself is fairly flexible so it should easily fit in around your other commitments. 

We’re working virtually at the moment, using email and video calls to engage with our residents. This means that you’ll need access to the internet and a device, such as a computer or tablet, to meet with us and our network of resident volunteers. 

We know that not everyone has the equipment or confidence to use digital technology. We can provide support, including training and even access to devices to ensure that you can help to shape our organisation from the comfort of home. Please don’t hesitate to speak to us if you have any questions or concerns. You can reach us by emailing volunteering@redkitehousing.org.uk or call us on 01494 476209.

What you'll get out of it

You'll be involved in development projects from the planning stage, all the way through to delivery. You'll be able to feedback on designs and even help us choose internal fixtures and fittings. 

What our current volunteers are saying 

One of volunteers, Margaret"I have found it great to be kept informed of any changes in the structure of the Company. This includes any areas that come available for building, any of our current places that cease to be of use in their current form, and plans to redevelop. We are kept informed of all changes and occasionally go out on site, either to see works in progress, or complete works. I find all this fascinating and I am sure it must be of some value to Red Kite to have our opinions." - Margaret


A message from us

"The members of our Development Panel are invaluable to us as they help us make important decisions to shape future communities. They are given the opportunity to feedback at every stage of the development process, from initial planning through to delivery." - Richard, Project Co-ordinator

Apply

If you're interested in joining our Development Panel, fill in our simple online application form.

Members of our development panel next to a digger, at Queensmead construction site

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Red Kite Community Housing is the trading name of Red Kite Community Housing Limited, a charitable registered society which operates for the benefit of the community under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registered in England with the Financial Conduct Authority (registration number 31322R) and the Regulator of Social Housing (registration number 4682). VAT number 290 7410 06.