Head of Housing

Maidenhead, Berkshire
23 May 2019
30 May 2019
Head of services
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Housing Solutions is operating in a very exciting space with significant growth opportunity and a great reputation for achieving results.

Established in 1995 we provide quality, affordable homes to rent and buy across the South East of England. We are rooted in the local community and we offer a wide range of housing services and housing options, including affordable homes to rent, properties to buy under shared ownership; market rent properties, and specialist accommodation for older people and people who need care and support to live within the community.

Housing Solutions is an ambitious organisation, we are working hard to maximise the number of new homes we build, refurbishing our existing estates and striving to innovate to achieve happy customers.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced target driven housing professional with proven leadership and managerial skills looking to take the next step in their career as Head of Housing within an ambitious housing association.

Within this role the post holder will be responsible for leading, managing and developing a great front line housing management service; one that is high performing, proactive, efficient and tailored to the customer. We cover a wide range of property types including market rent and leasehold so you will need to have an excellent knowledge and skill base.

This is an unique opportunity and comes with the responsibility of circa 25 staff, £36m income streams and an expenditure budget of circa £2m.

The Person

We are looking for someone who will thrive on our values of Ownership, Innovation, Teamwork and Inclusion and incorporate them in their working day.

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced, target driven, housing professional with a wealth of experience in all matters of tenancy management including arrears, ASB, lettings & allocations and homeownership / leasehold services. The postholder will be an exceptional leader in motivating colleagues to achieve operational performance without exception and ensure that our service delivery exceeds resident expectations.

Someone who has successfully managed and grown a Housing team as a head of service across housing / neighbourhood services and  they can bring a a wealth of experience will continually improve service standards across all aspect of tenancy management and income collection as well leading on relevant / related policies.

You will be able to inspire your team and have sound financial and performance management skills with the ability to create efficiencies whilst improving services.

Experience of championing digital improvements would be beneficial and of course we also expect you to have a strong track record, excellent knowledge of housing and great stakeholder management skills!

Our ideal candidate will be an assertive and keen innovator with strong ethics and great communication skills, and confident in drafting and presenting executive and board reports.

How to Apply

To apply for this vacancy please visit the Jobs & Careers page of our website www.housingsolutions.co.uk or to request a paper copy please call our 24 hour recruitment line on 01628 543157.

For an informal discussion about the opportunity, please call Scott Black, Executive Director of Housing, 01628 543112

Internal applications are welcome from employees who have passed their probation period, are not currently being standard set for absence or performance or on a disciplinary warning (unless able to demonstrate significant improvement over the last six months).

 We are unable to accept applications from agencies.

The closing date for application forms is 10 June 2019.   1st Stage Interviews will be held on 12 June 2019.

Employee Benefit Highlights

Ÿ Minimum 25 days per annum + bank holidays Ÿ  Buy/Sell holiday scheme Ÿ  Generous Pension Plan Ÿ  Life Assurance  Ÿ  Flexible Working Ÿ  Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave benefits Ÿ  Free Physiotherapy Ÿ  Occupational sick pay Ÿ  Annual Health Events – flu jabs and health screening Ÿ  BUPA Membership with certain roles Ÿ  Learning & Development Funds Ÿ  Employee Recognition events and awards

Full details here https://www.housingsolutions.co.uk/job-and-careers/company-benefits/