Housing Chair

City of Bristol
£22,220 pa
23 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Part Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Bristol City Council has a number of commercial enterprises and most recently has created a wholly-owned housing company, Goram Homes Ltd which will develop new homes across the City to help the current shortage. The company has just commenced its set up phase and is currently identifying joint venture partners to work together to develop the first two residential projects on City Council land. It is anticipated this will be the first of many projects the company will develop. As a result, we are currently seeking a Chair and a number of Non-Executive Directors to lead this business.

In time, there may be an additional business case put forward by the Council to create a second Housing Company (an investment company) which would receive some of the new homes developed by Goram Homes Ltd in the event that the Council decides to hold and manage a rental portfolio of homes. Therefore, we have some big plans for how the business(s) will grow and develop going forward.

As Chair you’ll hold a prominent role in the leadership of Goram Homes Ltd and responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the Board and sub-committees. Your role is to show strategic leadership and bring the Board together to develop a truly collaborative approach. As well as being an ambassador for the business in the external market place, you’ll also be the key contact for the Shareholder Board in the Council and so high level political acumen will be a major part of your offering.

You will be able to demonstrate strong financial and business acumen along with the ability to offer constructive and supportive challenge. Your experience will ideally include joint venture arrangements as well as delivery of high quality and well-designed homes within successful and vibrant communities.

We are keen to hear from you if you have a passion for residential property and a real desire to help us build a successful and prosperous company providing a wide range of homes across a range of different tenures. We are determined to establish a diverse board representative of the community we serve.

Please click here to download an application pack and if you wish to have a confidential conversation please contact Garfield Cameron on 07885 464347 or Clare Connor on 0161 408 0703.

Alternativeyl, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the page. 

Closing date: Monday 10th December 2018 at 12:00.