Karbon Homes: Executive recruitment within Social Housing

Karbon Homes, a not-for-profit business, is one of the largest housing associations in the North East.  They own and manage 25,000 homes across the region, from Berwick to North Yorkshire and across to the Cumbrian border in the West. Karbon employs around 800 people providing homes and services which form the foundations to support people and places to fulfil their potential.

NRG worked with Karbon to recruit a number of talented individuals to join their senior leadership team. Karbon needed high calibre candidates who demonstrated personal values entirely in line with the organisation’s corporate social values. NRG worked with Karbon to create a compelling narrative around the positions and managed a rigorous search and selection process on their behalf. We were successful in attracting talented candidates both from within the Social Housing Sector but also individuals from the private sector.

  • Chair & 2 Non-Executives– Prince Bishops Homes
  • 2 Non-Executives – York Housing Association (Karbon subsidiary)
  • Director of Development & Asset Management
  • Director – Property Services
  • Assistant Director – Development Sales & Marketing
  • Assistant Director Business Development & Communications
  • Assistant Director Strategic Planning & Insight

“We found NRG invaluable in offering an approach which combined a deep understanding of the housing sector with excellent breadth and depth of reach across the public, private and third sectors. As a result we were able to make a number of stellar appointments, including exceptional calibre candidates from outside the sector who we may well otherwise have struggled to reach out to.”

Charlotte Carpenter, Executive Director for Growth and Business Development at Karbon Homes