Bioregional Development Group, a registered charity and award-winning social enterprise, has been building sustainable homes and communities in partnership with others since we co-created the BedZED eco-village in 2002.

Our recently established subsidiary company Bioregional Homes is pioneering a new model of residential property development where we build truly sustainable homes, with communities, which remain affordable in perpetuity through a community land trust. Our first project of 30 homes is at the stage of applying for planning permission, with a pipeline of follow on projects around London and the South East. Bioregional Homes aims to build up to 100 homes per year using this model in addition to partnering on larger developments.

We are seeking a charity trustee who can fulfil the responsibilities as trustee of the charity, as well as act as chair of our wholly owned company Bioregional Homes. The role requires that you have professional experience in the residential property development and construction sector, as well as commercial acumen and board level or senior management experience.

While the executive team will take responsibility for the day to day operations, a working familiarity with property finance, development appraisals, and all elements of the business from funding, planning, risk, construction, skills and industry contacts would all be called upon. The role is voluntary, and the time commitment would be between 5-10 days a year.

It is an exciting time to join us as we rise to the challenge and opportunity of popular support for action on the climate and ecological emergency.

You can find out more in the Trustee Information Pack. Please look at our case studies and most recent Impact Review for more information about our work.

Process

There is no closing date for this role as we look to find the best individual to fill the role.

Following a successful application, the below steps will be followed:

  • There will be a panel meeting with the Chair and CEO (arranged for a suitable date for both parties)
  • If the prior stage is a success the candidate will be invited to attend a charity board meeting.
  • As well as a charity board meeting, the candidate is also invited to attend a trustee and management team strategy development event at a date most suitable.

How to apply

To apply please send the requested information below to recruitment@bioregional.com

  • a supporting statement, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly addressing the person specification;
  • a comprehensive CV including details of your achievements in each role and two referees (who will not be contacted without your prior knowledge or consent).