Assistant Director – Housing

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Assistant Director – Housing
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Interim Position

Stoke 5240420

Posted: 21st November 2023 09:20
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  • Pay Rate:

    £642.57 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire,

    ST4 1RN

What's involved with this role:

Interim Assistant Director – Housing

Job Ref: Stoke 5240420

Pay Rate: £642.57 per day PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 6 months

City: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

The core purpose of this post is to support the delivery of the corporate strategy of the Council through the provision of high-quality services relating to housing strategy and housing management.  The post-holder will ensure the delivery of high-quality services against agreed priorities and standards, with a strong focus on continuous improvement and value for money.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To act as the council’s lead senior officer for housing management and related functions, overseeing and implementing the transformation of housing-related services, taking on board the conclusions and recommendations of Housing Health Check/Inspection activities and the feedback from deep engagement with residents, including crucially, council tenants and leaseholders.
  • Responsible for all HRA Housing/Landlord Services including client responsibility for Housing Repairs and Maintenance.
  • Contribute to the development of a sustainable HRA Business Plan, producing appropriate and effective Housing/Landlord Policies, Strategies including relevant Asset Strategies (via Unitas).
  • Compliance with the regulators Consumer Standards including in particular the standard relating to tenant involvement/empowerment.
  • To determine the best models of service delivery, across the division which delivers a high-quality customer experience, achieves high performance and contributes to the council’s ambitions to be a commercial council.
  • To develop/negotiate joint approaches to local service planning and delivery in partnership with all the relevant internal and external services providers and regional and national bodies.
  • To support and implement the Council’s budget strategy within Government controls, including delivering on the requirements set by the section 151 officer on senior budget holders.
  • Collection of circa £74m of HRA rental income per year
  • Delivery of Housing Action Plans resulting in at least maintenance of a level of 2 Star and Excellent Prospects for Improvement and with an ambition for 3 Star status.
  • High customer and staff satisfaction levels in access and service delivery, achieving top quartile performance.
  • Effective and innovative policies, systems, procedures and service delivery models
  • Effective controls and standards to ensure the efficient use of Housing Revenue Account resources.


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:



  1. An appropriate professional housing qualification within the requirements of the Social Housing (Regulations) Act 2023 plus evidence of continuous professional development.


Skills & Experience:

  1. A thorough understanding of the statutory and regulatory framework within the service area.
  2. Experience of consistent achievement as a senior manager in Housing Management including evidence of a clear understanding of the statutory and regulatory functions relating to public standards and provision in the public sector.
  3. Experience of promoting equal opportunities and delivering best value through innovative, integrated, client and community focused service provision.
  4. Experience in developing effective working relationships, partnering with other agencies.
  5. Experience of successfully operating and negotiating with outside agencies.
  6. Experience of strategic management and achieving sustainable improvements, with the ability to translate strategic objectives into operational plans.
  7. Experience of leading a significant programme of change which had major impact on staff and processes.
  8. Experience of effective budget management at a high level and accountability for strict monitoring of resources.
  9. Experience of commercial and business acumen, exploiting new opportunities to achieve output related change and an outward customer facing and community focus.
  10. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Assistant Director – Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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