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Director of Housing

Harrow London Borough Council
Harrow, London (Greater)
circa £125,000
Closing date
20 Jun 2022
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Harrow is a diverse borough, and we want a leadership team to match. As such, we’re open to a range of unique talent and experiences. If you have the right attitude, leadership potential and transferable skills then we want to hear from you.

Harrow represents all that’s good about outer London life – but it could be even better. We’re determined to create a thriving, modern, inclusive and vibrant borough that residents can be proud of. Our bold plans have put affordable, high-quality homes; jobs and investment; and cleaner, greener Neighbourhoods at the top of the agenda. Now, we need inspirational leaders to lead the way – and build a better Harrow. 

As Director of Housing, you’ll provide the direction and vision for us to achieve our housing goals. Our £multi-million housing programme involves the development of five Council-owned urban sites and is one of the most ambitious Council development projects in London. To deliver quality homes – and provide exceptional customer service – our teams must be at their best. You’ll champion service transformation, steer change programmes and drive exciting improvements, making the most of technology. 

Meanwhile, you’ll inspire some 120 people to give their best day-to-day through exemplary leadership. It’s a chance to take charge of key areas including the allocation of council homes; void management; housing estates development; HRA; the repairs & assets management programme; fire and safety; temporary accommodation for the homeless; private sector standards; and estate management.

At this level, you’ll be responsible for managing finances, honing performance and ensuring customer service excellence. Strong strategic partnerships will play a big part and you’ll foster collaboration.

It all adds up to a hugely exciting role at the heart of our Place Directorate Management team. And for this kind of challenge, we need a very special leader. 

We’re looking for a resilient and determined professional who’s an excellent communicator. Enthusiastic and politically sharp, you’ll bring a proven track record in Housing Management (or equivalent) and strategic thinking. Thanks to this background, you can manage complex, inter-related services, achieve transformation and co-design in consultation with residents. Plus, you’re aware of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards. 

While this is a senior local government role, we’re keen to hear from people with experience or looking to step up in their career as well as those with transferable experience currently working in other sectors. Your leadership, attitude and focus on service are what’s important. We’re committed to development here at Harrow so we’ll support you to be successful if you bring the right attitude. Support those stepping up or transferring from other sectors.

If you also have the credibility to build partnerships and get the best out of teams, now’s the time to join us. Create the best-ever Harrow.

If you’re committed to a vibrant, diverse Harrow, and would like to use your experience and leadership to drive services for our residents, please contact our retained consultants at Penna for further information: Julie Towers on / 07764 791736 or Aaron Thomas on /07709 505 403.

Please click apply below find out more about the role and about Harrow.


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