23 August 2020
A South Western authority are seeking an Interim Director of Housing to lead the strategic Community Safety Team, you will be involved with the work of the Community Safety Partnership as well as leading a programme of work focusing on improving housing and health and wellbeing outcomes for key parts of our community. You will oversee our ambitious Building Better Lives Programme that will ensure we have the right type of flexible accommodation for all our residents including extra care schemes and affordable housing. We are developing our wrap-around multi-agency support for our homeless households and ensuring that our housing options in the private rented sector offer better health outcomes to our residents. Other responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
- Promoting and developing a strong corporate focus and a coherent corporate culture across the authority, ensuring the delivery of the housing objectives outlined in the Council plan. Working with the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Safety and the wider cabinet.
- Leading the transition and development of services within the Directorate into an embedded Executive function within the Council, maintaining service levels and customer satisfaction.
- Driving effective budgetary, planning and performance frameworks, to ensure that the performance of services is demonstrably effective against national, regional, and local indicators, that objectives are achieved, and that high standards of probity are met.
- Driving ongoing reviews of service delivery to continuously improve effectiveness and efficiency.
You will be forward thinking and will work collaboratively with the leadership team across Adults and Housing. You will have a proven track record of leading local authority housing services, delivering key housing projects and programmes, and understand the opportunities of joining up work within the directorate.
This role will initially be for 6 months inside IR35 and day rate will be dependent on experience. If you are interested please send a CV through in Word format detailing your experience. Remote working will be possible for this role.
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