Meet the team that is instrumental in the success of Kent Housing

Chuks Uwaechia is the founder of Kent Housing, Kent Leading provider of quality accommodation for corporate companies, housing associations, relocation companies , event management and the NHS.

Kent was set-up my Chuks after working as a Housing Manager at Medway council, he spotted the demand for housing in the Kent for temporary accommodation and he took on the opportunity to create Kent Housing, one of the leading providers of housing in Kent..

As CEO of Kent Housing, Chuks job is to ensure that Kent Housing maintains the highest levels of service and is fully responsible for the overall company strategy. 

Chuks favourite football team is Spurs and his favourite cities, Paris, Lagos and Dubai. He is also a big boxing fan and launched a foundation “Gloves for Africa” inspiring kids on the street 

Chuks is very active in his community a Trustee of the Gillingham Street Angels, an organisation that feeds over 13,064 people monthly in his community. He is instrumental through his organisation and endowed his effort to be recognised by the Pope of his works also in Africa and his community.

Matilda joined the Kent Housing team in February 2022. Her role as the Business Manager is to manage budgets and introduce cost saving and efficiency measures. In addition to her bookkeeping duties, Matilda reviews the business processes and works alongside the CEO on developing new business revenue streams.

My role is the Housing Officer for Kent Housing Ltd. l supervise the day-to-day maintenance and management of all the properties. I am in direct contact with landlords and clients alike, helping them to resolve any housing problems they may have. As people will be coming to me with problems that could have a serious impact on their lives, this job is all about being sympathetic to their situation, while also offering key advice that will help them find a solution to their housing issues.

The very personal nature of the role and dealing with individuals and families who could be going through stressful situations can be distressing if you can’t reach a positive outcome. The varied and demanding aspect of being a Housing Officer can also be a major and stressful challenge. You could find yourself juggling several tasks, while having to deal directly with upset and challenging individuals, so it’s certainly not a job for the faint hearted.

l also keep up to date with the accurate records on all the cases l deal with and must undertake research and compile statistics, to present my findings in meetings and try to get to grips with the latest government legislation. With my job role visiting or sometimes meeting landlords on site and clients at home means l am not solely in the office, but rather interacting with people for most of my working day.

I love helping people and being organised, but I am also attentive and reassuring. I have good communicational skills, good analytical skills and have a strong character. I look forward to taking on new challenges.

As the Office Manager, my role entails overseeing the daily operations of the office and ensuring that all inquiries received are handled in a timely manner.

I derive satisfaction from engaging with our customers and providing assistance, as well as supporting my team in their tasks.