Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), work together to build on the legacy left by Joseph Rowntree, the successful businessman and social reformer, to inspire social change through research, policy and practice.
The Trustees of JRHT & JRF are committed to delivering excellent service, value for money and quality to staff, residents and stakeholders. We are seeking an Executive Director for JRHT who will be pivotal in building on our exceptional heritage and reputation to lead the transformation, development and growth of JRHT into the future.
Managing and developing our housing offer is central to this role. JRHT manages circa 2,500 homes, half of which are located in the village of New Earswick, York. The rest are spread across North East England, including York, Scarborough, Beverley, Leeds and Hartlepool. We cater for a variety of needs – single people, couples, families with children and older people – which includes sheltered, retirement living, extra care and residential care schemes. As well as being a landlord, we invest in and support communities to make a difference to the lives of those living in them. For those who cannot afford to buy a home outright we also offer shared ownership or affordable full ownership.
We’re committed to putting residents at the centre of all we do, and that means listening, and acting on what we hear positively responding to the needs of all our residents and communities.
But it’s also about delivering value for money, so that we can continue to invest in our services and properties, and deliver more affordable homes. We’ll do this by embracing the possibilities that new technology and digitalisation of services present, without ever losing sight of the people focus of our business. So, the emphasis for this role will be on looking for all opportunities to improve current ways of working and grow the business. It’s about maximising the contribution that our 700 staff make - by providing exceptional leadership and inspiring high performance as well as equipping them with the right tools to do their job, and making us more accessible to our customers, whether that’s in person or via digital means.
You’ll be part of our corporate leadership team, so it’s a highly visible role with real scope to contribute to the growth and success of our organisation and make a real difference to the lives of our residents and communities. We have ambitious goals, with housing at the centre of everything we do, – we want to be the very best in our sector. And that comes with high expectations – so you’ll need to ensure that you also stand out from the crowd.
For further information about the job please visit For an informal discussion and to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact our retained consultant, Ian Robertson on 01926 887272 quoting reference EMA344.
Closing date: 12 noon on 25 June 2018

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