Head of Housing

Lowestoft, Suffolk
£77,861 - £88,503 pa
07 May 2021
31 May 2021
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time
  • £77,861 - £88,503 pa
  • 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. 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 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. The successful candidate 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’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 click here to view the film.

Please read the job description and person specification on the right of the page before applying for this job.

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.

Interview Date: 29 June 2021