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Nick Melling

Nick Melling owns and manages The Housing Connection and is the principle consultant and interim manager.


After a successfull career in construction and housing related operations Nick became self-employed in 2005 and has carried out many property services and asset management related consultancy and interim assignments.  He has covered most of the senior management posts in property management, for large RSLs, ranging from Director of Property Services to Head of Compliance and Asset Management.



Nick has a degree in civil engineering from Imperial College, London University.  He is a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers, a chartered engineer and a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.  He had a successful career in construction culminating in being Group Contracts Director for ERG Ltd operating primarily in the water industry.  Nick led a workforce of over 100 engineers and project managers delivering complex turnkey projects.


After switching to housing in 2003 Nick held the posts of Director of Change and Innovation at United House Ltd (now United Living) and Regional Director at Mears PLC.


Nick was a board member and Chair of Radcliffe Housing Society from 2011 to 2018.



Nick’s key specialities include:


  • Development and implementation of turnaround or continuous improvement strategies

  • Property Services related compliance

  • Housing Maintenance and Asset Management

  • OJEU Procurement and Contracts Management


In addition to carrying out several complex consultancy projects Nick has covered (amongst others) the following interim roles:


  • Interim Director or Property Services, Moat HA

  • Interim Head of Compliance, Riverside Group & Hyde HA

  • Interim Head of Compliance & Asset Management, Orbit Living HA

  • Interim Head of Home Repairs, Southern Housing

  • Interim Head of Building Services and Asset Management, Richmond Housing Partnership

  • Interim Head of Maintenance & Framework Agreements, East Thames HA

  • Interim Head of Operations, Orbit Heart of England HA


Please click the link below to download Nick's latest CV

Nick Melling CV Feb 2020
Nick Melling Profile Feb 20.pdf
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Nigel Wood, Chief Executive of Radcliffe Housing Society:  “In my 14 years at RHS I think we made the most progress towards modernising and improving the organisation while Nick was Chairman. Everything got better under his leadership especially major changes like governance and strategy development.  Nick ensured there was a good and healthy balance struck between challenge from the Board and letting and trusting the Exec team to get on with things.




Nick Melling

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