As Head of Housing Strategy* you will lead, develop, and oversee the delivery of an overall strategic plan incorporating the vision, values, aims and aspirations for housing across the borough, provide high quality strategy advice, and develop new and exciting approaches to support the Council to meet the needs of our existing and future residents.
You will be expected Lead the Housing Projects team in supporting the department’s service improvement through planning, managing and delivering complex transformation and business change including strategic thinking, service improvement and cultural change.
*Grade subject to evaluation
The successful applicant will have a positive, can-do attitude and approach to supporting the council to deliver their priorities.
You will have demonstrable experience of leadership and management skills – driving projects and programmes, leading through change, and managing a small but highly skilled team to maximise their talents and ambitions.
You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work creatively and positively to find solutions to problems. You will be resilient, highly motivated and able to work with agility in a pressurised political environment.
Waltham Forest is an ambitious Borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities and increase social cohesion. As London’s first Borough of Culture we are creating more opportunities to empower our residents and boost their life chances.
Our ambition is to ensure all of our residents can enjoy a good quality life. We are working at pace to embed our Creating Futures corporate strategy and are developing a 2030 vision for Waltham Forest that will set the direction for the decade to come. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally-driven and commercially-minded; a Council focussed on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.
We are looking for the right people to make this a reality and with the Council’s strong track record of providing a variety of career pathways this is an exciting opportunity not to be missed.