The Barnet Group is a local authority trading company established in 2012, owned by Barnet Council. The Group is the parent company to Barnet Homes, Your Choice Barnet, Opendoor Homes, Bumblebee Lettings and TBG Flex.

We are active partners with groups across the community to deliver training and employment support, community development and youth engagement services. We combine a public sector ethos with a private sector commercial focus.

This is an exhilarating time to be joining TBG. As one of the first local authority trading companies to be created, we have blazed a trail in terms of growth and innovation in the housing sector and beyond and are ambitious for more. We have grown from 250 employees to over 800, and now manage more than 15,000 properties in addition to delivering the Council’s homelessness service and housing options. We also have Your Choice Barnet, providing specialist care and support to adults with a range of mental and physical disabilities, as a subsidiary of TBG. We have a turnover of around £80 million and have completed just under 500 new build homes with over 370 more on site and over 800 more in early stages of pre-construction development.  Alongside this, we have acquired over 500 homes to meet homelessness need with a further 130 still to be purchased. 

We have a supportive culture and an excellent relationship with the Council. The future of TBG is secure and we are in our 7th year of the ten-year management agreement for our Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO), Barnet Homes.

Please use the link below to view a video Interview with Eamon McGoldrick, Chair of The Barnet Group and Penny Farrar, Chair of the Group Governance & Remuneration Committee:

The Role

The Barnet Group is seeking to appoint a new board member to contribute to the leadership and strategy of the Group. Specifically, we are looking for a Group Board member with a specialist background in housing management, repairs and asset management.

It would be an advantage if you have reasonable knowledge of the Barnet area, however candidates within a reasonable commuting distance are also welcome (within London).

We would like to improve the diversity of our board to better reflect our customers and the rich diversity of the borough of Barnet. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and would particularly encourage candidates whose views are currently under-represented on our board to consider applying: people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, younger candidates, and people with a disability. First time Non-Executive Directors are welcome to apply and support will be provided.

There are 4 subsidiaries and 2 committees and once appointed you will also join a selection of these. The anticipated time commitment for the role is around 12 days per annum.

  • Group board meetings are quarterly, in-person at 4pm on a weekday
  • Committee meetings are quarterly, virtual at 4pm on a weekday
  • There are 2 in-person away days from 10am – 4pm
  • Engagement with the organisation is expected between formal meetings, within the remit of a Non-Executive Director

More information:

How to apply:

Please email with:

  • a supporting statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) –
  • an up to date CV
  • Deadline for applications: 12pm on Monday 26th June 2023
  • Provisional interview date: Face to face interviews will be held on Monday 10th July at The Barnet Group head office in Colindale, 2 Bristol Avenue, NW9 4EW and commence at 10am. The exact time of your interview will be confirmed if you are shortlisted.

Remuneration  £5,000

Location: London