Now is a great time to join Brighton & Hove City Council as we expand our housing leadership team to deliver our ambitious strategic plans for housing.
We’re looking to fill five senior housing positions to help deliver Brighton & Hove’s plans focussing on improving housing supply, reducing homelessness, achieving carbon reductions and improving the services to our tenants and leaseholders.
As a member of our new leadership team, you’ll be delivering transformative change to improve access to good quality housing, provide excellent housing services and reduce homelessness and rough sleeping.
About the role
We have exciting new roles and are recruiting for:
• Head of Repairs & Maintenance
As a senior manager, you’ll have the crucial role of working with and supporting elected members, senior officers, and partners in the city to help implement the council’s strategic vision of a ‘city to call home’, underpinned by the priorities in our 2020-2023 Corporate Plan.
With one of the most ambitious new council home building programmes in the south east, increasing demand on our homelessness services and the ongoing development of our recently brought in-house repairs & maintenance service through and beyond Covid, there are challenges ahead.
We’ll need strong leaders with a passion for delivering high quality housing services that make a real difference to the local community.
You’ll have the ability to be resolute in a complex operating environment and the leadership skills to deliver transformative change to help us:
• Reduce homelessness and rough sleeping
• Improve council housing
• Provide genuinely affordable homes
• Improve private rented housing
• Make better use of existing housing
For more information about the organisation and the specific role please download the job pack and job description/person specification below.
We are being supported by our recruitment partners Penna to fill this role. For more information or to apply please contact:
Interviews to be held 22nd - 24th February
We look forward to hearing from you.
This role is politically restricted. For further information on what this means for employees in post, please click on the document attachment below.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.