Bristol Community Land Trust

We are recruiting a Development Administrator 

Part Time: 12 – 15 hours per week over 2 or 3 days (Monday, Wednesday or Thursday)

Bristol Community Land Trust (BCLT) is looking to recruit a enthusiastic Development Administrator to provide admin support to the BCLT by working alongside the Development Officer.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a small dedicated team with a focus on community and change in the housing sector across Bristol.

The BCLT seeks to open up opportunities for acquiring and developing land for its members and strives to promote the cause of self-organised housing across the Bristol city region. In 2016 we completed the construction of our first 12 properties and residents moved in. In 2017 our horizons are growing and we will continue work on a development to include 50 homes (25 for BCLT and 25 with partner United Communities) . BCLT has a growing membership and want to engage them more in 2017.

This is a new role to grow the team, this position will join our busy Development Officer. The role is Part Time with flexibility in hours to work around school drop offs or other commitments.

It offers a variety of tasks and opportunity to learn about housing development in Bristol. Enthusiasm and a good attitude is more highly regarded than experience in the sector.

12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Salary £16,500-18,500 pro rata

Starting Date: ASAP/ 6th March

Office Location: Eden House, 10 Eastgate Business Park, Eastgate Road BS5 6XX

Closing Date: 29th January 2017 (midnight)

See attached for detailed information Development Administrator JD

Shaldon Road Community Housing Development

The scheme Architects presented the most recent plans for the site behind Shaldon Road at an afternoon event in Lockleaze on the 16th October 2016. Local residents and people interested in the scheme came to respond and feedback. It is currently proposed that 50 homes for shared ownership and affordable rent will be developed in a partnership between Bristol CLT and United Communities Housing Association.

Current plans are available to download here (sorry you will need to rotate view).

Key questions asked included:
Do you have any experience or feelings about the site?
Do you have any thoughts on the architectural approach proposed?
Any further Comments?

If you were unable to attend but wish to feedback either email or complete this form – public-consultaion-leaflet
Send responses to by the end of November

 Bristol CLT on BBC Radio 4

Bristol Community Land Trust were recently on BBC Radio 4’s consumer affairs program ‘You and Yours’ – here is the link to listen back to the 10 minute clip on the iPlayer.

“Community groups are taking the housing crisis into their own hands and building their own affordable homes. Over 500 houses have been built by Community Land Trusts with 175 organisations now developing, building and managing affordable homes for their community across the UK. Many of those have been set up in the last two years. We meet the residents of a new development in Bristol.

Listen to the full program here:

twitter  admin-ajax Members Annual Meetings (AGM) 12th Oct 2016

Notice of the Annual General Meeting plus presentation on Fishponds Road, Shaldon Road and New Sites.

A Bring and Share Food Evening.
to be held at The Hub, Unit 1 Fedden Buildings, Gainsborough Square,
Lockleaze, Bristol BS7 9FB
7pm on Wednesday 12th October 2016 

Find full details of the agenda and accounts here: AGM-2016-notice and bclt-accounts-201516.

The Chair report for the AGMBristol AGM Annual Report 2016

Scaling it up: Community-led housing in Bristol

BCLT is hosting a one-day event for community-led housing practitioners across Bristol. Find details on our Eventbright page. Monday 18th July 2016

BCLT is recruiting new board members

Do you have the skills and motivation to help us meet our goals? Do you care about affordable housing in Bristol?  If so, the position of board member may appeal to you.

Becoming a board member offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to play a vital role in our future, joining passionate individuals coming together with a common goal.

We are looking for board members with a broad range of skills including; commercial and financial expertise or experience of resident/community development.

One of our resident’s response to her new home:

“…I have lived in rented properties for most of my adult life with very little security up till now. I would like you all to know how much you’ve helped me and how much this means to me….”

One of our board members says:

“As a person who is keenly interested in development and how development shapes our surroundings, being a board member at BCLT gives me the chance to be part of and assist an organisation that is at the forefront of influencing the way housing development is undertaken in Bristol.  I get to share my skill set with the board and help shape the momentum and direction of the projects and the board itself.” 

The board meet every 6 weeks 4.30pm-6.30pm in Bristol. The role is unpaid

Board Member Job description

We would like a board of nine committed individuals (currently 8), and look for recruit someone with financial experience in 2017. 

Email completed forms to

Bristol Community Land Trust seeks to open up opportunities for acquiring and developing land for its members and strives to promote the cause of self-organised housing across the Bristol city region

It also aims to nurture and support locally focused community land trusts whilst leading by example by developing environmentally sustainable, affordable housing and community based amenities.

Go to our Projects page to see what schemes BCLT is working on currently including those at Fishponds Road and Shaldon Road.

325 Fishponds Road
What is a Community Land Trust?

This is a useful video that explains what a Community Land Trust is. It outlines the benefits of a CLT, what they can do and how CLT’s involve communities.

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