Director for Housing & Communities (Deputy Chief Executive)

Melton Borough Council

Melton Mowbray

  • Location

    Melton Mowbray

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £85,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    21 April 2021

  • Client

    Melton Borough Council

Ref: GSe72024

We are an ambitious Council, passionate about our place and communities, and never more so as we respond to and recover from Coronavirus. We are seeking an exceptional candidate to join our progressive senior leadership team and become our new Director for Housing and Communities, and Deputy Chief Executive, who will support the delivery of our recently adopted Corporate Strategy that sets out clear priorities for the future.

The remit of the role is broad and includes customer services, revenues and benefits, leisure services, waste and environmental services, as well as responsibility for the Council’s housing and landlord services. By drawing these customer-facing services together, and with a new digital self-service platform recently introduced, this is a fantastic opportunity to improve the whole customer journey for key community based services. With a thriving market town
economy and growing community the council is also set to embark upon a programme of new build social housing that the successful individual will help shape.

We are seeking candidates with a breadth of experience and expertise across housing and other community-based services. You will have the skills to both reflect and think strategically alongside the ability to focus on and support operational delivery. You will lead, empower and develop teams that aspire to and seek to achieve our corporate objectives, and be a system leader with strong partnership and stakeholder management skills. Working closely with Members will be key as we work collectively to deliver our exciting agenda.

For more information contact Seb Lowe, Phillip Emms or Sian Roberts on 01978 862 768 at GatenbySanderson.



Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
7th April

Long listing
9th April

Preliminary interviews
w/c 19th April

Short listing
20th April

w/c 19th and 26th April

Final panel
28th April

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.