Director for Housing and Communities

James Barrah, Director of Housing and Communities, joined Taunton Deane Borough Council in 2005. He previously worked for Bristol City Council in Environmental Health roles, and moved to Taunton as Chief Environmental Health Officer. Subsequently he became responsible for a wider range of services including the Councils retained housing function and Deane Helpline, a 24/7 care line service.

James is responsible for all aspects of Taunton Deane’s housing stock of 6000 homes along with strategic housing and community development for both Councils. He is responsible for all of both Councils’ assets with responsibility for a wide ranging property and development service including new build housing developments and housing enabling.

Key responsibilities

Post details

Grade: Director

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £80 000 spot salary

Contact details


Phone: 01823 358699