Head of Housing

Offices in either Melton (near Woodbridge) or Lowestoft.
Up to £88,503 pa
18 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020
Head of services
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Offices in either Melton (near Woodbridge) or Lowestoft.
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

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. You will be
expected to drive excellence and ensure the achievement and fulfilment
of all our housing priorities.

The successful candidate 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 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 see our video here.

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

Closing date: 6 December 2020.
First stage interviews: w/c 14 December 2020.