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Head of Housing

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Reference:
ESC00452
Organisation:
East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
Riverside, Lowestoft or East Suffolk House, Melton
Salary details:
Up to £88,503 per annum
Job term:
Full Time
Hours:
Full time
Appointment:
Permanent
Closing date:
06 December 2020 11:30 PM
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Relocation package available

We are seeking to recruit an exceptional strategic and operational Head of Service to join our leadership team, providing direction to our excellent and dynamic Housing team. The successful candidate will be responsible for all Strategic Housing services, including our ambitious and self-financing development programme, Private Sector Housing and Homelessness Teams, as well as a portfolio of 4,500 council-managed homes.

As councils throughout the country seek to address a number of critical housing issues, we have clear ambitions which are laid out in both our East Suffolk (Strategic) Plan and our Housing Strategy. The successful candidate will be expected to drive excellence and ensure the achievement and fulfilment of all our housing priorities.

You will need to be confident in managing a complex and challenging workload in a political environment and will also have high-level relationship management skills. You will have the ability to lead, inspire, motivate and manage in a fast-paced environment and to command the trust of Councillors and partners. You will also be able to work flexibly, particularly in the current situation where home and remote working is required.

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development. We want you to stay with us for the long-term, so we’ll give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There’s also a superb benefits package, generous leave entitlement, discount scheme and pension scheme.

Our specially commissioned film show cases the career defining opportunities and quality of life that East Suffolk has to offer and the difference that you can make to our residents, communities and sector. Please click here to view the film.

Please read the job description and person specification on the right of the page before applying for this job.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please call 01394 444434 in order to arrange a call with Andrew Jarvis, Strategic Director.

First stage interviews:  w/c 14 December 2020



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