Chief Executive, Silva Homes (currently Bracknell Forest Homes)

Bracknell, Berkshire

Circa £150k plus attractive benefits

About Silva Homes

Silva Homes was established in 2007 as Bracknell Forest Homes through a stock transfer, and now has over 6,200 homes in ownership and a further 1,100 leaseholders/shared owners. The organisation has 220 employees and an estimated turnover of £42m. The organisation also holds the highest possible regulatory rating of G1/V1. Silva Homes has an active development programme, targeting the development of 1,600 homes over the next five years.

As part of the organisation’s new strategy, it was agreed that Bracknell Forest Homes would re-brand as Silva Homes, a change that will be formally adopted in the new year.

About the role

The new Chief Executive of Silva Homes will need to lead the organisation in delivering its growth ambitions, facilitate successful transformation, and invest in the organisation’s people to empower them to achieve the new vision and business strategy. Strong and inspirational leadership skills will be essential, as will a track record of working collaboratively and successfully leading major organisational change. Experience of leading business growth and financial management will also be important, as will the ability to work effectively with non-executives and senior managers. Some knowledge of the sector and its regulatory framework will be important.

Further information

For further information about Silva Homes and the Chief Executive role, please download and review the recruitment pack. If, having read the pack, you would like an informal and confidential discussion about any aspect of this opportunity, please contact:

  • Sarah Palmer, Head of Executive Search and Interim Management – mobile: 07806 602933 | email:

How to apply

To apply for the role, please complete our online registration form and attach the following documentation (saving your files with your surname first, then your first name, followed by a brief description of the file):

  • A detailed CV including details of positions held (and dates), size of budgets and teams managed, qualifications and key achievements but not exceeding 2,000 words
  • A supporting statement explaining your motivation in applying for this position at Silva Homes and also addressing how you meet PART ONE of the person specification, but not exceeding 2,000 words
  • Full contact details (name, job title, organisation, phone and email) for three referees (including your current employer if applicable). Please note we will not take up references without your prior permission
  • Completed Recruitment Monitoring Form

The closing date for applications is: 9:00am on Monday 27 November 2017 and the job reference code is: ALT196. Your application will be acknowledged and treated with strictest confidence.

Download the required files

Please download: Recruitment Pack Please download: Recruitment monitoring form