James Barrah, Director of Housing and Communities, joined Taunton Deane Borough Council in 2005. He previously worked for Bristol City Council in Environmental Health roles, and moved to Taunton as Chief Environmental Health Officer. Subsequently he became responsible for a wider range of services including the Councils retained housing function and Deane Helpline, a 24/7 care line service.
James is responsible for all aspects of Taunton Deane’s housing stock of 6000 homes along with strategic housing and community development for both Councils. He is responsible for all of both Councils’ assets with responsibility for a wide ranging property and development service including new build housing developments and housing enabling.
Leadership of Housing Revenue Account Business Plan
Leadership of Strategic Housing, private sector housing, community development and Community Partnerships
Leadership of all housing and community development based services
Strategic leadership of all property, development and asset management services relating to the Councils assets
Working with the Director of Growth and Development to ensure that the community impact of Hinkley Point is managed
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £80,000 spot salary
Tel No: 01823 358699
Simon Lewis, Assistant Director - Housing & Community Development
Terry May, Assistant Director - Property & Development