Unity Homes and Enterprise has appointed Sean Kelly as Regeneration Manager.
Reporting to Regeneration Director Wayne Noteman, he will play a lead role in delivering the Leeds-based BME housing association’s development programme and oversee the work of Unity’s Employment Services Team to support tenants and clients into jobs and training.
Mr Kelly joins Unity after three years as Group Head of Development at Incommunities, having previously held a range of senior housing positions including Design and Build Manager at Lumia Homes, and Development and Procurement Manager at Firebird Homes.
He is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University where he gained a BSc in Project Management.
Formed in 1987 to address the needs of black and minority ethnic communities in Leeds, Unity now manages more than 1,300 affordable homes across the city, as well as new build schemes in Huddersfield and Cleckheaton.
Sean Kelly said: “Unity has a long-established reputation as a housing association rooted in local communities and dedicated to improving lives.
“It is also highly regarded in the sector for the quality of its new build properties, as the succession of affordable schemes in Leeds and elsewhere demonstrates.
“I look forward to working closely with Wayne, the Senior Management Team and Unity’s partners locally and nationally to advance Unity’s ambitious development programme in the years ahead.”
Cedric Boston, Unity Chief Executive, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Sean to Unity. His local knowledge and years of experience as a housing professional will enable him to hit the ground running.
“The Regulator of Social Housing recently announced that Unity had retained its G1 V1 ratings, the highest levels achievable, and we have exciting plans for the future including ambitious development projects.
“Sean will be at the forefront of this work as we continue our mission to revitalise local communities, stimulate social and economic regeneration, create life opportunities and address inequalities within sustainable neighbourhoods.”