Housing Diversity Network

Inspiring and empowering people, promoting equality, diversity and opportunity for all


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HDN Mentor Opportunities 

We currently have exciting opportunities to become a mentor on the following programmes;

  1. The HDN regional Staff Mentoring Programme supports participants to maximise their potential, increase their contribution at work and manage change in challenging times. Through a combination of one-to-one meetings with an external mentor and group workshops, individuals work towards their personal development goals and ambitions. We are particularly looking for mentors situated in the London/South East and North West regions.
  2. London-based commissioned in-house staff mentoring programme starts October 2020.

Becoming a HDN Mentor gives you the opportunity to:

  • influence positive and long lasting changes for individuals
  • practice coaching and mentoring skills
  • learn from mentees and continue your own development
  • share your experiences, successes and failures to help others
  • network with other mentors regionally and nationally
  • gain insight into other organisations and learn from them
  • contribute to corporate social responsibility work
  • give something back to help build an inclusive and inspiring sector

If you would like to apply to become a mentor today please click here

Stars align at HDN’s virtual conference

100 delegates attended HDN’s Virtual Mentoring Celebration last week (3rd September), the annual high point of our mentoring programme.

Each year mentees and mentors come together to review their successes and challenges of the previous year and, with COVID 19 changing the way we all work, the HDN team, led by Programmes Manager Moreen Pascal, pulled out all the stops to provide a real event feel at the virtual event.

Using software provided by the Chartered Institute of Housing delegates had ample opportunity to network with new contacts on their virtual table; and listen to, and interact with, speakers.

But it was the stellar performances of the speakers which helped bring the conference to life, with Helen White, chief executive of Taff Housing Association setting the standard with an entertaining, emotive and powerful opening. A panel discussion on working with COVID shared smart tips around how we can all strike a happy and productive work/life balance, and there were updates from mentors and mentees before Ben Laryea, chief executive of Ekaya Housing Association, delivered an inspirational address on the importance of bold leadership in 2020.

Well done to Moreen and the team for creating a vibrant and real event atmosphere. It was warm and positive and pleasingly easy for all the attendees to relax and interact.

But the stars on the day delivered…and how!

Our Services

The Achieving and Harnessing Board Diversity programme is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking organisation whose main driver is to make a positive social impact… The extensive coaching and mentoring programme is really valuable and will help me to broaden my skill set and develop in a way that is best suited to me.”

Conference engaged me from the start. Positive networking and sharing personal experience as well as workplace and housing issues and equality issues that face our black tenants