Head of Income Services
PO13 (£63,387 - £64,422pa)
Hackney Council is looking for a senior housing professional to maximise our income and minimise numbers of empty homes. Housing is a top priority in Hackney. Inner London is experiencing intense pressure on housing stock with competing demands on space, a growing population and rising prices. Your role will help us create safe, affordable homes for people who need them.
As Head of Income Services, you will be responsible for a rent roll of around £125m. You will lead support services focussing on tenancy sustainment and financial inclusion, as well as our voids service. We have a significant shortage of affordable homes in the borough, so we need someone who appreciates the need to re-let our homes quickly and maximise the use of our housing stock.
This is an exciting time to be joining our housing service. We are now on a journey of change, and you'll be helping to transform our services in view of continued welfare reforms. Hackney Council manages over 30,000 properties, this role will give you a fantastic opportunity to make a positive impact for our residents.
You must be able to demonstrate your ability to maximise efficiency and develop digital solutions. Above all else, you should be able to look beyond the typical public sector approach. We need someone with plenty of creative ideas and evidence of outstanding performance results. Someone with the passion and commitment to build a truly innovative, future-proof service. You will be a strong influencer to coordinate with an ability to direct resources, especially in turning around our empty properties.
You will be leading a team of 40 to 60 staff with a budget of £3 - 5mill. To thrive in this role you must understand external influences and be able to translate these into strategy, policy and practice.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
If the opportunity of working here excites you, visit www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-
For further details on the role, please refer to the job description and person specification. There will be a set of mandatory questions at the beginning of the application form. It is essential that your supporting statement (No more than 3 x A4 sides) addresses how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the person specification.
Closing date: 26 September 2018, (22:59hrs).
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.