Welcome to WISH North East

Chair Caroline Gitsham has been involved in social housing for over 30 years, and was inspired to set up the WISH North East region after reading about the Women in Housing Awards, supported by WISH. With the help of an existing contact she had in WISH North West set about forming a new region.

We have some incredible trail blazing women in the North East housing world and we’re delighted to be able to set up this new WISH region which will give women the opportunity to engage with their peers and make new connections. As well as professionals, we are keen to be accessible to women living in social housing actively involved in the sector.

For more information about our region please contact: [email protected]

WISH North East

Board Members


Regional Corporate Plus Members & Sponsors


  • Bernicia Homes

Jobs Board

Independent Chair - Berneslai Homes

As Chair, you will play a key part in ensuring that we are equipped to meet these challenges and capitalise on opportunities presented, whilst ensuring our customers remain involved, engaged and at the heart of all we do.

  • Start Date 25th Jun 2020
  • Location Barnsley, South Yorkshire
  • Salary £10k
  • Close Date 22/07/2020
  • Contact Name Bill Barkworth
  • Contact Details 07706369273
  • Job Type Part Time

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Director of Property Services - Berneslai Homes

Following the appointment of our new Chief Executive and the imminent renewal of our 10-year management agreement with the Council we are well positioned to enter what is a substantial period of change for us and the wider social housing sector.

  • Start Date 25th Jun 2020
  • Location Barnsley, South Yorkshire
  • Salary £95k (pay award pending)
  • Close Date 22/07/2020
  • Contact Name Bill Barkworth
  • Contact Details 07706369273
  • Job Type Full Time

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