Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2014
National Housing Federation Fellow
Njoki came to England 14 years ago from Kenya and lives in Norwich. She initially studied at the University of East Anglia where she successfully completed a law degree. She first fell in love with the housing sector whilst volunteering for a local Citizens Advice Bureau, when she was asked to write a report looking at the plight of housing for ex-offenders. This sparked her passion for the sector and she then went on to work for a national housing association whilst also completing a Masters Degree in Housing and Regeneration. During this time she took on a variety of roles including helping customers struggling with rent arrears right through to securing grant funding for new affordable housing developments.
Njoki currently works as a Governance and Risk Manager at Norwich based housing provider-Flagship Housing Group. She is responsible for supporting the Group's Boards and subsidiaries. She enjoys going out for long walks in the countryside and running.
Current principal role: Governance and Risk Manager
Current principal organisation: Flagship Housing Group
Other leadership role 1: Mentor
Other organisation 1: Housing Diversity Network
Research: Going round the houses: How can health and housing forge better links and what might the benefits be?
Research topics: Health and well-being; Housing;
Secondment host: Reall (formerly Homeless International)