JV North is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

The six founding members (One Manchester, New Charter Housing Trust, Torus, Trafford Housing Trust, Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group) are shareholders.

JV North operates as an equal status consortium with nine full, 11 associate and one procurement member.

The Board comprises of directors from each member body and annually elects its Chairperson.

Members 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 audits, I.T. etcetera and report to the Board.

For HCA purposes, the lead member is New Charter Housing Trust and grant funding from the HCA is awarded in its name.

Behind JV North sits the Saffer Cooper Consultancy, which manages the development programme and grant funding, 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 providing briefings on new topics and initiatives. Where issues arise or where action is needed, Saffer Cooper is empowered to act.

The new 2017/21 Framework was co-ordinated by Saffer Cooper.

Enquiries about joining or working with JV North should be sent to [email protected]