We’re creating a Basildon without limits; a place where communities thrive, and people flourish. As the largest economy in the Thames Estuary outside London, we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved but we are never complacent. We want to create opportunity and prosperity for local people and businesses, with access to quality homes, vibrant town centres and an enhanced local environment.
We are looking for a highly experienced and tenacious individual to fill this exciting and challenging role, which will require you to lead, direct and effectively manage a high performing, customer focused and cost-effective housing management and community service function to secure outcomes that help deliver to the councils’ objectives and maximise value.
As Service Manager for Housing Management and Communities, you will act as the professional advisor for the council on all matters relating to the councils 10,500 tenancies and 7000 leaseholds, plus have an oversight of all community related matters ensuring all responsibilities including legal, are met. This includes responsibility for community safety, community development, inclusion and diversity, safeguarding and voluntary sector grant funding agreements.
Able to constructively challenge the status quo, you will balance service needs with the requirement to maximise income, innovate and transform service delivery. We are looking for an exceptional person with an impressive track record across the full range of housing management and community functions. Your intellectual curiosity, passion for supporting communities and whole system perspective will also have led you to acquire additional knowledge and expertise in the social context of place making.
The successful applicant will be able to find deliverable and innovative solutions that focus on improving the lives of local people, turning them into realistic and achievable outcomes. They will have significant experience at a senior level of leading and managing large, diverse teams and will embrace opportunities for collaborative working to deliver improved outcomes.
Basildon Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors and volunteers, to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation. Please note that the Council applies a robust recruitment vetting process.
Please note that if you are employed by an Agency with Basildon Borough Council, you will need to complete the External Application Form (via the 'Apply Online' button which is at the bottom of the advert). It is important that you create a new User 'Name' and 'Password' if you have been accessing iTrent during your agency placement.
Please note that if we receive a high number of applications, this job will close before the stated closing date. Therefore, we request that you complete your applications as soon as you are able.
Basildon Borough Council is unable to accept CV applications, please complete our online application form. Please note, if you do not have access to a computer you could visit the Job Centre, Library or our own Customer Service Centre to apply. If you have any queries regarding this or any of our roles, please contact People and Change on 01268 207981 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 25 January 2019.
Assessment Centre: 7 February 2019.
Final Interviews: 15 February 2019.
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