Executive Director of Housing & Communities

Livin Housing Ltd

County Durham

  • Location

    County Durham

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    £110k incl. car allowance plus a bonus of up to £10k & attractive benefits

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    07 September 2021

  • Client

    Livin Housing Ltd

Ref: GSe76698

We are an award-winning not for profit housing association with 8,500 homes across County Durham. We offer more than just a home. We help to improve and transform the lives of our customers and our communities. As well as working hard to make sure our homes are high quality, efficient and adaptable, we also support people to gain employment, qualifications, financial confidence and stability.

Looking ahead, our ambitious business strategy, Plan A encapsulates our ideas and path to success, setting out 23 key challenges and ensuring a relentless focus on delivering a brilliant customer experience, working towards the overall aim of improving the lives of the tenants and residents living in our homes and local communities.

Our newly appointed Chief Executive has a clear vision to build an Executive Management Team of exceptional leaders working collaboratively to deliver on the exciting and challenging ambitions in Plan A. We have designed a new leadership structure aligning the responsibilities of these new Executive Director posts to deliver the optimal conditions for our future success.

Leading our housing, customer services and community regeneration teams you will ensure the delivery of key priorities of our business strategy including the relentless focus on a brilliant customer experience, personalised and accessible service offers for our diverse customers and strategies for tenancy sustainment, income maximisation and community regeneration.

To achieve this, you will need to be a high performing, determined and resilient senior management professional with extensive experience of social housing and a proven track record in leading multi-disciplinary teams to deliver collaborative and co-ordinated services to tenants.

With an agile and responsive approach, a collaborative style and a history of capitalising upon new opportunities, you will be a visible and tenacious leader with a passion for developing services, relationships and people to make a positive impact within a multi-stakeholder environment. As an established Executive Director or aspirant Head of Service with a strong alignment to our culture and values, you will recognise the opportunity at Livin to work with a highly committed team that thrives on having a sustainable community impact.

If you require a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Nick Roberts on 07393 013697 or Tim Hills on 07393 011 130. The closing date is 9:00am on Tuesday 7 September 2021.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Tuesday 7th September 2021 - 9am

Long listing
Monday 13th September 2021

Preliminary interviews
15th, 16th, 20th or 21st September 2021

Short listing
Monday 27th September 2021

Following Shortlist

Final panel
Monday 4th October 2021

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email confirmation. If you do not receive, please email contactus@gatenbysanderson.com