Head of Housing

Ref: ESC00521

Flexible working – remotely and across our locations in Melton (near Woodbridge) and 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.

You 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. You 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 will give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There is also a superb benefits package, generous leave entitlement, discount scheme and pension scheme.

Our specially commissioned film showcases 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: https://www.suffolkjobsdirect.org/eastsuffolkcouncils/GenText.aspx?page=page14

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please email alison.orford@eastsuffolk.gov.uk in order to arrange a call with Andrew Jarvis, Strategic Director.

For further details and to apply, please visit: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Closing date: 31 May 2021.

Interview date: 29 June 2021.