Assistant Director: Housing

Could you lead our efforts to tackle London’s housing crisis?

The Mayor’s Homes for Londoners team is working with their partners to deliver a step change in new and affordable home building. With around £8bn of new funding, ambitious targets to start at least 116,000 genuinely affordable homes by 2022, and a wide range of other initiatives, they are working to help all Londoners enjoy good quality, secure and affordable housing.

We are looking for a new Assistant Director of Housing who will take the lead in designing and delivering the policies, strategies and programmes to achieve these ambitions, and ensure that local boroughs, housing associations and other partners are fully engaged through their record level investment programmes.

Working closely with the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development and reporting to the Executive Director of Housing & Land, you will have oversight of their capital and revenue budgets and take responsibility for a range of pan-London housing and rough-sleeping programmes and specialist support functions.

You will be a key interface between the GLA and Government, reporting to both the Mayor and the London Assembly and will operate as an ambassador across the wider London and UK housing industry.

You will have exceptional team leadership and partnership building skills, together with proven strategic and delivery expertise, personal resilience and sophisticated political acumen.

If this is you, and you want to make a real difference for Londoners across a broad span of strategic and operational responsibilities in a dynamic, successful and high-profile team then they want to hear from you.

For further information please read the full applicant pack on our website via the 'apply' button.

This job is ‘politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989’.

The GLA and BAME Recruitment are working together to recruit to the Assistant Director: Housing role. If you are interested in applying and would like more information about this exciting opportunity, please visit the BAME recruitment website by clicking the ‘APPLY’ button below.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference HOPS0300/2.

To apply, please visit our website.

Application closing date: Monday 25 February 2019.

Interview date: week commencing 18 March 2019.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is an equal opportunities employer committed to creating a genuinely inclusive workplace, where we embrace the differences of all their colleagues, celebrate diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. The GLA expects candidates to be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to, and achievement in, promoting diversity, equality and inclusion.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and the GLA strives to ensure their workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.  We are committed to being an inclusive employer, we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.