West Berkshire Council are looking for a dynamic Housing Strategy, Review and Development Manager to join our Housing Service Management Team.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Strategy Manager to play a key role in delivering the Council’s Housing Strategy and lead a multi-disciplinary team working on housing strategy, allocations, development, rough sleeping and complaints. You’ll be joining a council that invests in their staff’s development so they can deliver the best service for our residents.
While the initial onboarding will entail coming into the council offices in Newbury, this role is highly flexible with the opportunity for regular remote working.
ABOUT THE JOB
As Housing Strategy, Review and Development Manager, you’ll provide strategic support to the Housing Service Manager, writing and developing strategies and policies.
Leading a multi-disciplinary team of 10 officers, you’ll provide line management to staff working in Housing Allocations, Rough Sleeping and Housing Development. A key part of your role will be ensuring the delivery of our new Rough Sleeping Initiative.
You’ll also manage projects within the Housing Service and provide expert advice to residents, partners and key stakeholders. You’ll be required to think strategically, keeping both the Council’s Corporate and Housing Vision in mind.
You’ll have excellent knowledge of Housing Law and Practice, with strong experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team.
Good communication, people and negotiation skills are a must as you will be working collaboratively with strategic partners and presenting policies and changes in strategy.
Additionally, you’ll play a key role in our Affordable Housing Programme, so you will need to hold a degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Housing Development. A project management or equivalent qualification is also essential, as you will be managing teams in different disciplines and complex projects across the Housing Service.
Joining West Berkshire Council, you’ll be part of a supportive team with a strong set of values. We work with integrity and openness; with everything we do centred on the people in our community.
We invest a lot in our staff, aiming to grow you as an induvial so you can stay with us for a long time. Access to leadership and management courses and other qualifications are just some of the possibilities for your continued development.
We also offer a fantastic range of benefits including 29 days annual leave rising to 34 days after 5 years continuous service, flexible remote working and enrolment in the Local Government Pension Scheme. There is also a relocation package available where appropriate
We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible, so we just ask that you fill out our online application form and provide further information against a couple of specific questions.
For an informal chat about the role, contact Janet Weekes at 01635 519225 or email at Janet.Weekes1@westberks.gov.uk.
Alternatively, contact Rosemeena Khankhara from JGP, our consultants for this vacancy, at 020 7427 8254 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss out on our excellent Housing Strategy opportunity. Apply today!
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply
Please complete an online application form.
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