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Assistant Director of Strategic Housing

  • Job reference: JAMC616
  • Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management
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Job description: A local authority based in South Yorkshire is looking for an Assistant Director of Strategic Housing to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have extensive experience in a similar role, full relevant professional qualifications (Degree, Prince 2, Health & Safety etc.) and ideally experience in a local authority setting.

The role has been devised to focus on a strategic level, both the short term and the long term plan on a high performing service. Improving and developing a wider portfolio taking into consideration the below factors:

Affordable housing
Sustainable new building
Getting the right mix of affordable and executive housing
Balancing against profit
Utilising the 'rich' land
Forging strong relationships with partners such as St Ledger, Home England, key council stakeholders
HRA Funding
All against a political landscape

Although this is only an interim role, they do expect the candidate to take ownership of the overall strategy, and make their mark. The candidate must be able to hit the ground running, but with an awareness of the governance process within the authority.

Skills, knowledge & experience;

Extensive experience of leading and delivering significant house build programmes
Experience of working on strategic housing related services and programmes.
This should include experience across a range of housing such as private sector and social housing sectors as a minimum.
Experience of securing significant funding and evidence of effective deployment to maximise resources and deliver local ambition.
Significant experience of working across public and private sector bodies, forming strong partnerships and delivering common objectives
Good knowledge of the national policy agenda related to housing, health and social care, including schemes related to social housing.
Experience of housing related programmes that support health and social care in particular promoting and supporting independence
Ability to clearly write and present evidence and reports on complex housing related matters

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering £400 p/day - £500 p/day Umbrella Ltd (approx. £1,200 - £1,380 p/week after deductions) dependant on experience and qualifications. So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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