Leeds Jewish Housing Association (LJHA) is seeking a new Chief Executive after their current CEO, Lee Bloomfield, announced he is leaving in January to take up the role of Chief Executive at Manningham Housing Association in Bradford.

After almost four years at the helm Lee has brought about some major changes to the organisation including delivery of a £1.2m investment programme in tenant’s homes, a full governance review resulting in a new Board of Management, bringing the day to day repairs and maintenance services in-house and an office move out of the MAZCC to their own premises in Stonegate Way with its own reception for customers. Lee said “I am incredibly proud of what LJHA has achieved and I will miss the organisation. I will also miss working with the fantastic staff team, board members and residents. I am confident that the organisation will continue to go from strength to strength”.

Lee said “I am looking forward to my new role and taking on a new challenge. Manningham Housing Association is three times the size of LJHA providing around 1,500 homes for people mainly from the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in Bradford and Keighley. Throughout my housing career I have always worked in diverse communities including time as Area Housing Manager in Moss Side in Manchester”.

Kate Pearlman-Shaw, Chair of LJHA, said “Lee will be a huge loss to our organisation and we wish him well. In the meantime the Board of LJHA have commenced a recruitment process. Craig Simons, Director of Operations will be acting CEO in the interim period”.