Director of Housing - London Borough Havering

  • Location
    Romford, Essex
  • Salary
    99 £ - 100 £ / Hour
  • Category
    Construction industry jobs
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The client is looking to appoint Director of Housing (London Borough of Havering) who will be a member of the senior leadership team and report to the Chief Executive of Housing. This is an essential role in the Council's plan for delivering its vision of becoming an excellent performing and widely respected housing services provider.

Key Objectives:
- To provide the strategic direction for the management of a range of housing services for Council tenants and leaseholders, working in partnership with other agencies and to ensure the Council's compliance with its statutory duties.
- To provide the strategic direction for tackling homelessness including the development of housing options which ensure on-going housing supply.
- To work collaboratively with the Director of Regeneration to ensure that opportunities fully meet the future housing needs of the borough
- To ensure that the Council's Housing Strategy meets the needs of the Havering community, and that strategic and statutory responsibilities, in respect of the management of housing services, are delivered in line with Government policy.
- To provide leadership, direction and management of the full range of Housing services on behalf of the council and in public interest. These consist of Housing Demand, Property Services, Housing Management and Supported Housing.

Job Context:
Havering is landlord to 10,000 Council Residents. The Director of Housing has the responsibility for the 4 main service areas: Housing Demand, Property Services, Housing Management and Supported Housing.

Key Statistics:
Budget responsibility
- Responsible for Housing Revenue Account / Housing Revenue Account / General Fund / Capital Programme
Staff Numbers
- approx. 200 full time equivalent staff
- Substantial proven leadership and a record of successful management at a senior level
- Successful record of leading and managing change in a large multi-disciplinary organisation including developing, leading and implementing strategies and initiatives which cross service and professional boundaries
- In depth contemporary knowledge and successful practice of the provision of Housing services to a diverse community
- The ability to set the strategic direction of the Services, drawing up the overarching strategy for the service and the necessary supporting plans for delivery, with and through partners
- Must have a relevant professional qualification and substantial management experience of Housing services at a senior level
Personal Qualities
- A Strategic thinker and leader with the ability to balance competing priorities and deliver within tight timescales
- A corporate team player, highly motivated and resilient
- A decision maker who listens to and takes cognisance of, the views of others along with a high degree of integrity and probity
- Ability to influence and negotiate effectively along with the ability to lead, motivate, inspire confidence and enthusiasm

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