Chief Executive

Berneslai Homes

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

  • Location

    Barnsley, South Yorkshire

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive Package

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    26 April 2019

  • Client

    Berneslai Homes

Ref: GSe52181

Barnsley in South Yorkshire is a great place to be.  We are proud of our unique industrial heritage, our stunning countryside and our diverse communities.  Berneslai Homes is the housing company responsible for managing 18,500 homes on behalf of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and we’re all about delivering for a Better Barnsley. 

Our residents tell us that we consistently deliver high quality housing and excellent customer service but our contribution to the health, prosperity and future of our borough does not stop there.   We go above and beyond to enable our residents to live fulfilling lives, to support skills development, economic growth and building strong, safe communities where people want to live.

After a very successful career, our chief executive, Helen Jaggar, is retiring. Under her leadership, the company has delivered decent homes, achieved top quartile performance, delivers outstanding value for money and has won many national awards.

We are looking for someone with excellent leadership experience and a solid track record of working in or with the social housing sector and achieving brilliant outcomes .  Someone who has the capacity to work with residents, board and partners to innovate, inspire and drive forward ambitions for our people, places and communities.  We also want a leader with the capacity to contribute to the economic growth, health and wellbeing of Barnsley.  We’re looking for someone with excellent leadership skills and an innovator who will provide inspiration to a committed team of staff, tenants, partners and the Board.

In return, we offer the opportunity to lead a successful organisation with a highly committed Board and a passionate workforce that has a significant impact in the community we serve as well as influencing at a regional and national level.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our advisers on 020 7426 3960

Closing dateFriday 26 April 2019
Preliminary interviewsw/c 13 and 20 May 2019
Short listingw/c 3 June 2019
Final panelw/c 17 June 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Simon Wing: 020 7426 3976

Tim Hills: 0113 205 6085