Contract type: 2 year fixed term contract with the potential to become permanent
There is no tragedy which has touched the heart of local government in quite the same way as the Grenfell Tower fire: nor one which will have such lasting and profound impact for so many.
Helping residents rebuild their lives and learning the vital lessons to make sure a similar tragedy can never happen again, not only in this borough but anywhere in the UK, is a key priority for the council.
As Neighbourhood Director, you will play a vital role in the process of recovery and supporting those affected by the Grenfell fire to reach long term stability. You will provide essential leadership and direction to the Lancaster West Neighbourhood Team that has been recently set up to offer a dedicated housing and community service for affected residents.
You and your team will work hand in hand with local residents and resident associations to co-design and deliver housing services that will develop the area into a model community. You will ensure the team is compassionate, responsive and accountable in all its dealings with residents, families and service users. This will not come without its challenges - we are aware of the need to rebuild trust with an entire community. The service will need to tackle both complex and diverse issues as they emerge, with integrity, judgement and a strong sense of purpose.
Your track record to date will include substantial experience in customer focused front line housing services. You’ll be able to demonstrate an ability to find creative and innovative ways of tackling local problems.
This role is not for the faint hearted. However, your track record in leading customer front line housing services - together with your conviction, skill and tenacity - will prepare you well.
You’ll be driven by the passion to make a difference, inspire trust and have an empowering approach that gets the very best out of people. You will need to understand the importance of both leading and listening, and do so in equal measure. Furthermore, you will be sensitive and empathetic with the diverse needs of individuals, their families and communities.
We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible and we just ask that you complete our online application form providing further information against three specific application questions. You are also welcome to attach your CV to further support your application.
For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke or Sue Wait at Jobsgopublic SmartSearch, our retained consultants, on 020 7427 8255 or email .