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Personal Statement

I am creative and ambitious, as well as passionate about the housing sector. I am able to learn on the job in a fast paced environment not only within a company, but also responding externally to the wider housing sector. This job opportunity excites me, not only because it is within the housing sector, but also because I can utilise my previous skill set from working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.


University of Westminster, London (September 2013 August 2015) Master of Arts Degree with MERIT in Housing Practice

Dissertational research was awarded the Chartered Institute of Housing PRIZE, 2015 A research Brief was commissioned by Housing Quality Network (HQN) published February, 2016

Notable Modules Housing Law, Housing & Public Finance, Governmental Legislation including Localism & Welfare Reform, Urban Policy & Strategy, Housing & Regeneration, Public Participation & Engaging Communities.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles (August 2000 May 2002)Bachelor of Arts Degree Cum Laude (UK 1st) in Theatre Arts

Training and Certifications Belbin Accreditation, 2016 TAP Certified in Coaching, 2015 TAP Certified in Facilitation, 2015 Chartered Institute of Housing Level 4 Certificate in Housing Studies, 2012

Key Skills

Excellent Communication skills, experienced report writer, researcher, public speaker, presenter, facilitator and coach, and exemplary organisational skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.

Leslie Channon MA, CIHCM

Presentations and Public SpeakingMotivational Speaker Tpas AGM, Manchester, 2016Chair & Speaker CIH SE Scrutiny Conference, London, 2014Speaker CIH SE Practitioner's Conference, Brighton, 2014Panelist Question Time Panelwith Mark Easton, CIH SE Annual Conference, Brighton, 2014Speaker CIH SE Annual Conference, Brighton, 2014 Speaker CIH SE Practitioners Conference, Winchester, 2013Keynote Speaker Cottsway Housing Associations Governing Board AGM, 2012Guest Keynote Speaker LAVC 2002 TAP Honors Luncheon, 2002Presidential Address Associated Student Union LAVC Commencement Ceremonies, 2000Introductory Speech Sen. Bill Bradley, US Democratic Presidential Nomination Candidate, 2000

Awards and Honours

Tenant of the Year Award nominee, 2016 Tpas Chartered Institute of Housing PRIZE for MA Dissertational research, 2015 Resident of the Year Award, 2014 Cottsway Housing Association Excellence in Tenant-Led Scrutiny Award (group), 2013 Tpas Group of the Year Award (Scrutiny), 2012 & 2013 Cottsway Housing Association

Professional OrganizationsChartered Institute of Housing Chartered Member (2015-Present) Non-Executive Director at Tpas (Appointed April, 2016) CIH SE regional Board member Chartered Institute of Housing (June 2013-Present) Employment History

Voluntary Work Chair of Resident Scrutiny Panel, Cottsway Housing Association (May 2011 April 2016)Achievements and responsibilities: Setting agendas for both Resident Scrutiny Panel (RSP) and Scrutiny Liaison Group (SLG) meetings, which the Chief Executive, executive team and governing Board members attended the SLGs function was to ensure close collaborative working between my team, Cottsway staff, executive team and governing board. Annual plan, 1-2-1 appraisals, recruitment and succession planning. Planning the content and agenda for RSPs annual away-day Co-facilitated away-days in 2014 and 2015. Content and Design Lead for 2014, 2015 and 2016 Annual Reports. Head report writer for five years writing evidence based reports, with recommendations for improvement of services and work processes.

Scrutiny Audit Skills: scoping, desk-top reviews, staff interviews, process mapping, stakeholder focus groups, report writing, job shadowing, monitoring key performance indicators (KPI's).

Career break taken to raise family (2009-2016)

Founding Member & on Board of Directors, NTG Theatre (Unbound Productions) (2007-2009)A non-profit Los Angeles Theatre Company 501 (C)3. Responsibilities: development of the Theatre, including: fundraising, achieving non-profit status, branding, and development of artistic direction.

Executive Producer, Eclectic Company Theatre, North Hollywood (2002-2004)Responsibilities: all aspects of the production of Spike Heels including: initial proposal & budget, fundraising, accounting, the hiring of all creative personnel, production schedule, and maintain compliance with Actors Equity Association.

Vice President of Fundraising, Eclectic Company Theatre, North Hollywood (2002-2004)Responsibilities: raising operational funds for a non-profit corporation organising fundraising events and cultivating relationships with potential patrons and investors.


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