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Head of Housing and Communities

Newport City Council
Newport (Casnewydd)
£80,122 - £86,277
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Housing
Job role
Head of Service, Manager
Contract Type
Full time
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Newport is a leading council with a great deal to offer. Our housing and communities services have delivered excellent outcomes for our residents and we are looking for someone to develop and deliver a service that we are proud of.

We have restructured our Head of Service team to ensure we are fit for the future and ready to meet our challenges and vision as a council. We have a fantastic team who will support you to shape and develop this newly established role.

It is truly an exciting time to be leading the service with real opportunities to make your mark in Newport. The authority is in the process of re-assessing the housing and housing-related support needs of Newport’s citizens which will emerge from the completion of an up-to-date Local Housing Market Assessment. We are also responding to a number of post-covid initiatives to support Welsh Government’s vision to end homelessness including implementing the Ending Homelessness Action Plan and developing a Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan.

You will transform these aspirations into reality by working with partners to support the authority’s vision of delivering innovative housing and support solutions via both existing and emerging funding streams. These include £8.5m Housing Support Grant and £16.6m Social Housing Grant allocations for 2022-23, with further increases anticipated in the coming years.

The role

As part of the council’s leadership team, you will work closely with the Director for Environment & Sustainability in influencing and shaping the housing and communities agenda.

This is a new role within the structure and will bring together services such as strategic housing, housing needs, homelessness, housing support, community regeneration, community cohesion and our relocation scheme. As strategic lead you will manage relationships with partners and ensure delivery of services to our communities is at the forefront.


We are looking for an ambitious, passionate and truly transformational leader to deliver modernised and sustainable services to our communities. If you can evidence your ability to transform services and improve outcomes, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for someone who wants to develop their strategic leadership skills in a challenging but exciting environment. You should be experienced in these areas and a visionary who can impact culture in the workforce with the ability to build engaged, enabled and high performing teams.

For an informal discussion please contact Donna Abraham, PA to the Chief Executive and Directors: 01633 656656.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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