Assistant Director of Homelessness & Housing Options

West Midlands
£700 per Day (depending on experience)
07 May 2021
14 May 2021
Department Head, Director
Contract Type
Contract / Interim

One of two roles currently being recruited for this major metropolitan authority, this exciting interim assignment requires an experienced Social Housing leader with a particular interest in combating the challenges of Housing Options and Homelessness in an era of increasing populations and economic challenge, particularly in light of the challenges faced by Covid-19. Working closely with a committed and passionate Managing director of Housing, you’ll help shape and deliver the vision for this service and leave a positive legacy for years to come.

The assignment will firstly require someone to understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the service as it stands, and work with Housing leadership to prioritise transformation and improvement across the service, while maintaining the live service and supporting those most in need. Assessing that need, and how it is likely to develop and change in the coming years will be a key feature of the wider plan for improvement.

The right candidate will work proactively with not only internal teams but with all of the partners working with the council, maximising the benefits of a holistic approach. New ways of working, new challenges and fresh ideas for solutions will all form part of this process and the assignment represents a real opportunity for innovation and world-class service design.

Your background will need to be in Social Housing and is likely to have a particular focus on the challenges of homelessness, most likely gained in a large Local Authority. On application, the right candidate will be able to highlight leadership, innovation and improvement in their track record, and demonstrate a passion and motivation for great delivery in interview. If you match that brief – we’d love to hear from you. Please send a resume and covering note as soon as possible.