Photo of single-storey building clad in wooden planks, with daffodils in foregraound
RUSS Community Hub, Ladywell, March 2022
Photo ©Ian Miles Commissioned by the Community Land Trust Network


We are recruiting for an experienced housing professional for the role of Managing Director, with particular focus on completing the delivery of our Church Grove project of 36 flats and the smooth transfer to its occupation by new residents. We anticipate that the role will require 2-3 days per week.  

The Managing Director will work with RUSS’s Board, consultants, working groups and members to establish RUSS as a competent housing organisation which owns and manages community-led homes.

This will include implementing the business plan and working with the Church Grove Project Board to steer the Church Grove development to completion through efficient financial and operational planning and control.

You will be taking over from our previous Operations Director, Dinah Roake, who will assist you in settling into the role. You will be supported by a team of highly committed volunteers, a part-time Client Representative for the Church Grove project, the Church Grove Project Board, the Finance and Audit committee and the Board of Trustees.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to participate in and improve their knowledge of alternative housing models and be part of a cutting edge, high profile community-led housing project. 

Please download the pack below for a full job description and person specification.

If you have further questions or would like to discuss the role informally, please contact or

How to apply 

Please send your CV (no more than 3 A4 pages) and covering letter (750 max. words) outlining your experience and how you meet the requirements of the role and the person specification to 

Please provide 2 recent references. We will only take up references after interview. 

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 22 April 2022. The recruitment process may be closed earlier if a suitable candidate is identified. 

Shortlisting: 23-24th April 2022.

Interviews: will be held on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th May (am) 2022.  

Preferred candidates will then have the opportunity to meet the RUSS Board on the evening of Thursday 5th May.