Assistant Director Commercial Services

South Essex Homes

South Essex

  • Location

    South Essex

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    26 October 2018

  • Client

    South Essex Homes

Ref: GSe47005

South Essex Homes was formed in 2005 as the Arm’s Length Management Organisation for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. We currently manage approximately 6,500 homes and employ 180 staff.

Over the past decade, South Essex Homes has evolved. We have worked hard to improve our services, increase satisfaction and residents are very much at the heart of our business. Part of this evolvement has included the production of our commercial company South Essex Property Services, which now employs 50 staff. We now see a huge opportunity for us to build on our recent success grow our Property Services arm and increase the commercial activity within the parent company South Essex Homes.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Assistant Director with aspirations and the ability to become an Executive Director. This is a critical commercial and successor post destined to replace our existing Executive team at the head of our organisation.

You should be an ambitious, ‘can do’ individual, a leader with a strong commercial skill set, whilst having a good working knowledge of how a public sector body operates. You will have had exposure to managing a wide range of contract arrangements and a track record in development and delivery of new business opportunities for an organisation.  You will have worked at a senior level in a substantial organisation and bring a track record of successful delivery in a strongly collaborative environment.

This is a very exciting time to be joining us. Our objective is that South Essex Homes should remain a successful growing exemplar organisation in our sector and you will be joining us at a time when you can have a real and personal impact on determining our future direction.

For an informal confidential discussion, please contact our advisers Marcia Williams on 07807 621337 Rosie Gunn on 020 7426 3998 or Simon Wing on 020 7426 3976

Closing dateFriday 26 October
Long list meetingW/C 29 October
Preliminary Interviews with GatenbySanderson W/C 5 November
Short List MeetingW/C 19 November
Final interview W/C 26 November
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.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Marcia Williams: 07807 621 337