Director of Homes and Social Investment

London Borough of Croydon


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Housing, Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    26 February 2020

  • Client

    London Borough of Croydon

Ref: GSe61289

The London Borough of Croydon is committed to helping our residents and their families live in an affordable and safe home. To do this, we have created a new post in our Place Directorate, Director of Homes and Social investment. The creation of this new property owner function will look at more innovative ways of generating more social housing and maximising benefits for all in our community. We want to be the best social property owner we can be for our residents.

We are determined to take a ground-breaking approach to investment based on delivering social and community benefits. Our new Director of Homes and Social Investment will be responsible for all commercial, corporate and social asset management, taking the lead on acquisitions on behalf of the council. As the lead in our social property owner function, you will also be responsible for our maintenance and repairs service and its key contracts, ensuring our directorate focuses on people, property and customer service. As a council we are invested in delivering environmental sustainability and this role is pivotal in supporting our organisational commitment of zero carbon across the borough by 2030.

We are looking for an individual who has experience of operating at a senior level and has a track record of delivering innovative, high quality property services to a broad range of customers. Whilst there are a clear set of professional requirements that need to be delivered within this portfolio including asset and property management, we are seeking a Director who will ensure that the needs of our communities and public interest always comes first.

We want our senior team to reflect the communities we serve. We would particularly like to encourage applicants from a BAME background as well as those who identify as disabled.

For a confidential discussion please contact Phil Emms on 0113 205 6078 or Rosie Gunn on 0207 426 3998.

Closing date5pm Wednesday 26th February 2020
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.

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