Phone: 01706 345886

Address: 169 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL11 1EF

Board of Directors

Hi, I'm Lynn, the CEO of Blue Pits Housing Action. I'd like to introduce our Board of Directors also known as Charitable Trustees.

Our Trustees provide strategic leadership and have overall control of Blue Pits Housing Action. Our Trustees are responsible for making sure the charity is doing what it was set up to do. In our case;

1) To carry on for the benefit of the community the business of providing social housing and any associated amenities, services, advice or assistance for persons: o in necessitous circumstances upon terms appropriate to their means; o for whom it would be charitable to provide housing

2) To promote or carry out any other charitable purpose that can be carried out by a company registered as a social landlord with the tenant services authority or such similar authority from time to time.

Meet our Trustees: Philip Traynor - Chair Currently a supply teacher, Phil has over 25 years experience in Education and Teaching as a classroom teacher in KS1 and KS2 (Primary Sector). He has experience of being a member of the senior management team in school, a subject leader and transition manager for KS2 to KS3 and mentor for NQTs.

Phil has written a research paper on Comparative Education in British and German Schools for the British Council. He has worked on secondment for Oldham Education Authority as a Specialist Primary Teacher in a special KS3/4 High School for pupils excluded from main stream education due to emotional / behaviour difficulties.

In addition to his teaching role, he is a qualified sports coach for Badminton England, coaching both juniors and adults in schools and leisure facilities.

Kathleen Ince Currently a Youth Offending Team (YOT) Nurse working with offenders to address health care needs. Kathleen has vast experience of delivering holistic health care to people with learning disabilities (LD) and complex needs. She believes that providing service users with stable accommodation is the first stage in getting people on the road to recovery. She has completed a post-graduate forensic mental health course at Manchester University.

Pete Ruddy Pete is a retired Management Accountant. He has twenty three years’ experience working in the finance department of the NHS as a management accountant., working originally in North Manchester before moving to Pennine Acute services.

Sarah-Jayne Randall Sarah is a former Police Constable from West Yorkshire Police. More latterly an officer with the Youth Offending Service she has experience of dealing with people with complex needs and diverse backgrounds for over 20 years. In addition Sarah has recently worked with an ALMO for a Local Authority Housing Association and chose to compliment her experience by further studies and a qualification in housing and letting.


Kathleen Ince

Currently a Youth Offending Team (YOT) Nurse working with offenders to address health care needs.

Kathleen has vast experience of delivering holistic health care to people with learning disabilities (LD) and complex needs. She believes that providing service users with stable accommodation is the first stage in getting people on the road to recovery.

She has recently completed a post-graduate forensic mental health course at Manchester University.

Pete Ruddy

Pete is a retired Management Accountant. He has twenty three years’ experience working in the finance department of the NHS as a management accountant., working originally in North Manchester before moving to Pennine Acute services.

Phil Traynor

Currently a supply teacher, Phil has over 25 years experience in Education and Teaching as a classroom teacher in KS1 and KS2 (Primary Sector). He has experience of being a member of the senior management team in school, a subject leader and transition manager for KS2 to KS3 and mentor for NQTs.

Sarah-Jayne Randall

Sarah is a former Police Constable from West Yorkshire Police.  More latterly an officer with the Youth Offending Service she has experience of dealing with people with complex needs and diverse backgrounds for over 20 years.  In addition Sarah has recently worked with an ALMO for a Local Authority Housing Association and chose to compliment her experience by further studies and a qualification in housing and letting.