Wednesday 13th April 2022

Rural Homes Ltd appoints new Development Manager

Jay Lambe (pictured) has been appointed Development Manager at Rural Homes Ltd. – a wholly-owned subsidiary of South Devon Rural Housing Association (SDR).

As a community-led homes accredited adviser and project manager, Jay supports affordable housing delivery across the South West and has a passion for engaging with and empowering communities to pursue their vision for creating affordable housing and community assets.

She has worked on community-led housing projects and initiatives nationally, but primarily across Devon, Dorset and Somerset in her role as Associate with Middlemarch CLH and as a Director of the Confederation of Co-operative Housing.

Over time Jay has gained an extensive and diverse range of development and housing delivery experience across both public and private sectors and as a result is able to employ this experience to provide practical and technical support and advice to community groups, Local Authorities and development partners.

She said of her new role: “I’m looking forward to working with RHL, using my skills and experience to help deliver its ambitious plans for expansion whilst keeping its tenants and communities at its core”.

James Gurpinar, Managing Director of Rural Homes Ltd., commented: “We’re very excited that Jay has joined our growing team at RHL. Jay’s depth of experience and knowledge of the sector will support the delivery of our affordable housing projects and she will be able to make an invaluable contribution to the growth of the group’s services in the future”.