There are a variety of HCA development consortiums and JV North has developed its own equal status model.
In 2007 its founder members wished to have an equal partner arrangement to deliver a homes programme.
Since the original formation, new members have seen the benefits and Community Gateway Association, Liverpool Mutual Homes and Gedling Homes have joined.
The JV North Board annually elects its chairperson with the Board comprising of directors from each member body.
This equal status model has members electing to undertake JV North’s key administrative tasks thus ensuring the consortium operates efficiently and effectively within its own resources.
Members take responsibility for legal services, financial audit IT etcetera with task holders reporting back to the Board.
For HCA purposes, the lead responsibility is New Charter Housing Trust.
Behind JV North sits the Saffer Cooper Consultancy which is commissioned to handle programme and grant management, reporting to and liaising with the Board and the HCA to ensure delivery of what is now a significant number of homes.
Saffer Cooper works closely with members’ development teams, organising meetings and provides briefings on new topics and initiatives. Where issues arise or where action is needed, Saffer Cooper is empowered to act.
The new 2016/21 framework is being co-ordinated by Saffer Cooper.