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Head of Housing Operations; Place Services

Job reference:
£500 - £700 per day
Job type:
Job Title: Head of Place (Housing Operations)
Location: London
Rate: Up to £700 a day
Duration: 3 months estimated
Inside IR35

A well respected Local Authority has a requirement for a Head of Place (Housing Operations), with the ability to lead, plan, develop and deliver a range of expert professional services within Housing Operations; Place Services to tenants and customers, based in London for a 3 month contract (in the first instance).

This is an excellent opportunity for a proven leader who is passionate about delivering enviable tenancy and property services to customers.

Your duties as Head of Place (Housing Operations) will include:

• Support the development, management and delivery of Council housing services
• Responsible for budget setting and responsibility of up to £20million
• Provide strategic and operational leadership to the delivery of Housing Operations covering their entire portfolio
• Oversee estate management (including cleaning, grounds maintenance, garages, parking & storage) fire safety, environmental improvements, service charge setting/billing and major works consultation and billing
• Manage staff responsible for service delivery and support within the service area
• Ensure the delivery of their estate management service, across the whole portfolio of council owned and managed properties, including the regular inspection of communal areas to identify/report communal repairs and fire hazards
• Involved in partnership working with the council's housing delivery team to identify particular sites for development
• Successfully deliver environmental improvements across council estates, including close working with residents and the council's housing assets and delivery teams
• Provide strategic and operational leadership to the delivery of home ownership services and ensure that policies and processes on service charges, right to buy and leasehold/shared ownership management are compliant with current legislation
• Ensure continuous, tangible improvements to front line services and ensure services procured externally meet agreed quality standards and deliver value for money
• To act as the Housing operational lead in all corporate projects and boards relating to Place Services

Your experience as a Head of Place (Housing Operations) will have covered:

• Senior management experience, including translating organisational drivers into strategic objectives for a portfolio of housing services in a large public sector organisation (preferably local government)
• Proven ability to manage a variety of activities across a range of professional areas of expertise and oversee their achievement in line with the organisation's strategic goals
• Extensive knowledge of the major issues facing local government
• Solid strategic skills with the ability to shape and deliver first class housing services

To be considered for this excellent opportunity please send CVs for consideration by 19th February with first stage interviews as of week commencing 22nd February to Vic Singh or call 07895 929 737


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