Community Led Housing Manager

Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust
Contract Type: 
Part Time
15 hours
Contract Details: 
Fixed term for two years
Details of Role: 


In 2017 the residents of Lockleaze completed a detailed community research study for the area.  Housing came through as a priority area of work. In particular there was concern about affordability of housing and that developments in the area would not benefit local people. Lockleaze has over 30 development sites owned by Bristol City Council with a proposed 1200 homes in the area.

In 2018 LNT commissioned a feasibility study into community led housing in Lockleaze.  The purpose of this post is to take forward the recommendations of this report and turn ideas into action and deliver homes owned by the community and of benefit to the community. This post is funded by a  grant provided by the Big Lottery Fund, through Power to Change



  • Establish, organise and facilitate regular meetings of the Community-led Housing Steering Group ensuring that residents are fully involved in decision making
  • Support the development, delivery and monitoring of the project objectives
  • Champion the community’s priorities at all times in these projects particularly during the design phase.
  • Write and deliver a high-quality community engagement strategy for the project
  • Liaise with Bristol City Council as land owner to understand and move forward with the procurement of the land
  • Secure required funding for the design and planning phases of the project
  • Lead on the development and implementation of the business plans and financial modelling for these projects.
  • Establish, manage and monitor budgets for projects and oversee grant and loan funding in compliance with funders spending criteria and accounting procedures
  • Set up the appropriate governance structure for the project
  • Oversee the appointment, employment and performance management of all contracted professionals and consulting services necessary for community led housing (surveys, architects, QS, legal, financial modelling)
  • Explore options for local lettings and agree a way forward for assigning homes
  • Present timely reports to the Steering Group and LNT Board and Resident Planning group
  • Advocate for the Lockleaze Community Plan.
  • Ensure good communication channels with all stakeholders including the use of press and social media
  • Ensure local residents and stakeholders are regularly informed of the progress fostering a genuine sense of community ownership.
  • Provide information, guidance, training and support to residents and LNT board as required
  • Organise visits to learn from projects, make links and build relationships with other projects.
  • Ensure the Chief Executive is informed at all stages and involved as appropriate.


General Duties

  • To comply with all Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust’s  policies and procedures.
  • Work carried out must accord with current legislation and/or regulations.
  • To maintain a professional attitude and conduct at all times.
  • Undertake any training needed to fulfil the role.
  • To attend meetings and events to promote Lockleaze
  • Have a flexible approach to working which will include occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Any other reasonable duties as and when required.
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 24 February, 2019 - 23:45
How to Apply: 

Complete an application form and equalities monitoring report and email to by 24 February 2019

Contact Person: 
Suzanne Wilson
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 914 1129
Postal Address: 
The Hub Fedden Buildings Gainsborough Square Bristol BS7 9FB