Executive Director of Corporate Services


County Durham

  • Location

    County Durham

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    £110k including car allowance plus performance bonus of up to £10k and attractive benefits

  • Job ref


  • Client


Ref: GSe80325

Livin is an award-winning not for profit housing association with 8,500 homes across County Durham. We are now looking for an ambitious Executive Director to join us, someone who is quite possibly a Chief Executive of the future, wanting a career enhancing role in a culture where innovation, energy and fresh strategic thinking are highly valued.

At Livin 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.

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.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious leader with experience of leading multiple services to join us. Although you will lead skilled teams within HR, IT and governance, you need not necessarily be an expert in these areas. Of greater importance is an inspirational leadership style combined with the ability to bring challenge and original thought, contributing strategically across Livin and into our next phase of Plan A. Regardless of your sector background, you will bring excellent judgement along with a highly visible leadership style. Our ambition for our people is to maximise their talent potential and contribution, to live our values every day at work and to operate effectively in a ‘high trust high performance’ culture.

If you require a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Nick Roberts on 07393 013697 or Tim Hills on 07393 011130. The closing date is 9:00am on Tuesday 30th November 2021.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Tuesday 30th November - 9am

Long listing
Monday 6th December 2021

Preliminary interviews
9-10th December 2021

Short listing
Wednesday 15th December 2021

Following Shortlist

Final panel
Wednesday 5th January 2022

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