About the Post:
Barnsley is a fantastic place in which to live, work, invest and visit. We're an award-winning council working together with partners to improve economic, social and physical wellbeing across the borough. With exciting developments, such as the recently announced South Yorkshire devolution deal, we’re poised to deliver inclusive economic growth to benefit all our residents. And with the recently opened Market Kitchen and the Glassworks development set for completion later in 2021 we’re firmly on the cultural map.
This role will be key to the success of our new Corporate Plan 2021 – 24 and our big ambitions for Barnsley in 2030. Our Housing Strategy aims to build 21,000 new homes by 2032 and we are well on our way to meeting that target. Particularly exciting is the development of our town centre residential strategy and the development and delivery of new homes, employment sites and infrastructure across our 7 strategic growth masterplan areas. We are also working to ensure that everyone in the Borough has a safe, warm and energy efficient home developing affordable warmth programmes and tackling fuel poverty. We are working to be a net zero carbon Council by 2040 and to be a net zero-carbon borough by 2045; developing innovative solutions to embed sustainability across all areas of our activity.
Barnsley is a robust agile Council generating positive change for the borough and its residents and you will be very much at the heart of that.
You’ll be responsible for a diverse portfolio of exciting housing and affordable warmth projects and programmes at scale, attracting external funding and investment from both the private and public sector and maximising business opportunities. We’re looking for someone with a real commitment to building to create a sense of place who has or can quickly build an understanding of the Barnsley context working with a variety of partners and our ALMO, Berneslai Homes.
You will need creativity, good interpersonal skills and a sharp delivery focus to lead your team in support of our vision and the Housing Strategy.
At Barnsley Council we very much adopt a One Council approach, and you will be supported by a range of other internal teams within the Regeneration and Culture service as well as a wide range of business partners across the Council. You’ll also find a positive working culture, where innovation and forward-thinking is warmly welcomed. Are you ready to lead a team contributing to a better Barnsley?
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.