Director of Housing & Public Protection

Dartford, Kent
circa £100,000 per annum
18 Nov 2020
14 Dec 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Dartford has transformed over the last ten years, as part of the Thames Gateway growth area.  As a local authority we have been at the forefront of this transformation, working in partnership to drive new investment, secure new homes and advance the regeneration of our town centre.  We have changed as a Council too, modernising our services to reflect the changing communities we serve and meet their aspirations for the place we live, work and visit.

We have delivered a great deal but there is so much more that we want to do for our place and our communities.  We have re-imagined our Council’s executive management team, creating two, externally facing Director roles that, together with the Council’s Director of Corporate Services, will provide the capacity, expertise and leadership to secure our ambitions for Dartford.

Director of Housing & Public Protection c£100k

Our Director of Housing & Public Protection will lead and develop our housing services, including our new build programme and housing management for our 4000 Council Homes.  You will also take the lead on the Council’s ‘Planet Dartford’ initiative and oversee a wide range of environment, regulatory and enforcement services that keep our Borough clean, safe and green.  We would expect you to bring experience of providing senior strategic leadership to a wide range of front line local government services.

Your contribution as part of the Council’s executive management team will be as important as your professional expertise.  We will look to you to embody and champion our values and provide the corporate leadership that helps us deliver our vision for the area.

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For a confidential discussion about Dartford and the contribution you can make, contact Mark Bearn of HAYS Executive on 07872 672290.

The closing date for applications is Monday 14th December.  The interview and assessment process will be conducted during January 2021.