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Head of Service (Housing Management & Partnerships)

Organisation:  Kirklees

Directorate: Growth & Regeneration

Service Area: Homes & Neighbourhoods

Hours: 37

Number of Jobs: 1

Location(s): Across Kirklees

Position type: Permanent

Grade: Grade 18 to Grade 19

Salary: £59,060 to £69,064

We’re delighted that you are interested in becoming our next Head of Housing Management and Partnerships and hope that you find the information on our microsite helpful.

Our Vision

Our vision for Kirklees is to be a district that combines a strong, sustainable economy with a great quality of life - leading to thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and low inequality where people enjoy better health throughout their lives.

Homes and Neighbourhoods

The last three years have been busy for Home and Neighbourhoods. Since transferring into the Council, we have focused on our top priority – keeping our tenants, safe.

The delivery of our vision is underpinned by our service strategy which places tenants at the heart of everything we do with investment plans that are focused on driving improvements in the tenants’ experience of our services, the safety of the homes our tenants live in and investment in the quality and sustainability of the housing stock.

Head of Housing Management & Partnerships  

With our new investment strategy adopted by the Council’s Cabinet in March 2023, which is our vision for social housing in Kirklees that will establish and deliver resident-led, high quality housing services. As the Head of Housing Management and Partnerships you will provide inspirational and visionary leadership to a large team delivering excellent neighbourhood and tenancy services by ensuring tenants and communities come first.  Facilitating greater coordinated working to deliver a best-in-class service. The role is responsible for developing and implementing relevant strategies such as tenant involvement and empowerment and working in partnership with internal services e.g. the in-house repairs and grounds maintenance contractors to drive service improvement. 

This is an exciting time for Kirklees and a rewarding opportunity to join us and showcase your leadership, ambition and determination to deliver excellent housing services for the community we serve. 

We are looking for someone who is professionally curious, a strong communicator who can engage with partners, stakeholders and tenants and provide a ‘world class’ service aligned to the corporate values of Kirklees Council.

If you feel that you have the skills and the track record required and can combine this with a real sense of ambition for the service, the council and the borough at this exciting time, we would love to hear from you.

Naz Parkar is the manager for this role, please contact them on 01484 221000 for an informal discussion, or if you need any more information. 

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing date             30 June 2024, 11:55 PM

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