Working at Castles & Coasts

Working for Castles & Coasts Housing Association

Please click on the video to hear how Michelle feels about working at CCHA.

Castles & Coasts Housing Association (CCHA) was created in July 2017 as a result of merging Two Castles (TCHA) and Derwent and Solway (D&S) Housing Associations. We have an annual turnover of over £36m, employ around 220 staff, and own and manage more than 7,000 properties in rural and urban communities across the North of England, with around 75% located in Cumbria.

As well as a commitment to providing new affordable housing solutions and investing more than £10m each year in delivering new homes, CCHA plans to spend more than £10.5m per annum on maintenance (including major repairs), creating employment and skills opportunities in our local communities.

Why work at CCHA?

We couldn’t do what we do without our people, so we do whatever we can to make working at CCHA as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible for every individual.

CCHA strives to be an exemplar of good practice in both organisational excellence and as an employer. Our aim is to engage, motivate, develop and inspire our people to work towards a shared vision as well as individual priorities.  CCHA is developing agile working practices, for applicable roles, to provide staff with greater flexibility.

Employee wellbeing and engagement is something that CCHA is strongly committed to. We have continuous programmes of support and development, such as mental health first aiders. We involve people, work with them, and agree a common approach to ‘how we do things around here’.


What our staff say

Staff survey results


I believe CCHA is run on strong values & principles


I am committed to the success of CCHA


I feel proud to work for this organisation


I would recommend CCHA as a good place to work

Our Corporate Values

Our recruitment and selection process

We look to recruit people who share our desire to succeed, who we can trust to deliver, who have the insight to spot the opportunity to do things better and have the ability and initiative to put great ideas into practice.

Where we work

Covering the North East and Cumbria we have offices in Newcastle, Carlisle, Workington, Whitehaven and Kendal.

Equality and Diversity

CCHA recognises that in order to attract talent and build a sustainable organisation we are to ensure that we are truly inclusive and diverse.

We are committed to achieving a recruitment process and working environment which provides equality of opportunity for all and freedom from unlawful discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, disability, religion or beliefs, age or sexual orientation.

Within our organisation, we have an Equality and Diversity policy which aims to remove unfair and discriminatory practices within our business and encourages full contribution from our diverse community of applicants and employees.

For further information about joining CCHA, please contact our HR Team via email: