We own almost 20,400 houses across the North, East and South of the country and they are homes to over 41,000 of our customers.

We exist to improve lives, providing people with high quality homes, affordably. Whatever their housing need, whether family, single, older, or more vulnerable – our customers always come first. 

Accent residents, customers, and colleagues come from a diverse range of backgrounds, which we embrace and celebrate. 

About the Role and Person

  • 35 hours per week
  • Permanent

At Accent, we believe that everyone should have access to an affordable, sustainable, and safe home, and our work across the country aims to do just that. We are on an exciting journey to transform our customer offer to ensure that at every opportunity, our customers receive first-class service from us. But not just that, we want our services to be customer led. We want our customers to play a meaningful role in designing services and holding us to account to make sure that we deliver what they need and what we say we will deliver!

Role Summary:

This is a new role in Accent and will report to the Chief Executive as a member of the Executive Team. The CIO will be at the forefront of innovation and will lead our organisation’s technology, data and transformation functions. They will be responsible for the strategic direction and associated strategies. To deliver positives outcomes they will be responsible for aligning the technology and data strategies with business objectives ensuring a strong focus on the customer and colleague experience. They will be responsible for ensuring adequate controls, processes and governance related to technology, data and transformation are embedded across the entire organisation. As the Executive lead for transformation, the CIO will have a key leadership role in fulfilling Accent’s organisational ambition of improved digital adoption and substantial behaviour change in an evolving and demanding operating environment.

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The spot salary for this post is £150,000 per annum for applicants who fully meet the requirements of the post.

This post will also receive a car allowance.


The successful candidate will be required to travel to all our sites around the country.

Important Dates: 

Stage 1 interview : Virtual via MS Teams, 26 Feb 2024

Stage 2 interview:  In person at our Peterborough office, 7 March 2024

What will you get from us?

In addition to a competitive salary and agile working, we also have a focus on employees’ development. We support both professional and personal development, ensuring everyone has a development plan and provide access to a wide range of internal and external learning resources.

 You’ll also receive:

  • 28 days paid holiday (pro-rata excluding bank holidays) per year rising by 1 day per year up to a maximum of one working week.
  • A choice of Pension Schemes including a Defined Benefit Scheme with a 7.5% member contribution or a Defined Contribution Scheme with a 4% member contribution. Both pension schemes provide Life Insurance Cover.
  • Option to purchase additional holiday of up to 2 of your working weeks (at managers discretion.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • "Hapi" Benefits App with multiple discounts. 

If you require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, please let us know we will ensure requirements are met.

If you are already working for Accent, please email your "Expression of Interest" to Careers@AccentGroup.org

Please note candidates must have current eligibility to live and work in the UK, this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.