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Director Of Housing

  • Job reference: SHAB647438
  • Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Council Tax Officers
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Job description: Director Of Housing - luton BC.

£500 - £600 LTD Per hour.

Luton Council - Service Director (Housing) - Job Briefing

Length: minimum 6 months
Rate: £500 - 600 per day LTD
Start date: ideally by 20th September but must be by beginning of October
Department size: 400+ employees
Level of seniority required: Assistant Director/ Service Director
Sector experience required: ideally from a urbanised Local Government background but willing to review all Local Gov. and Housing Association applicants
Essential Criteria:
- Workforce Development
- Being agile in their work
- Ability to be operational yet strategic in decision making

Department Overview
Housing Needs
-Temporary Accommodation currently overspent by circa. £2m this year
-Luton currently have 1300 households in temp accommodation
-Council looking to setup Social Lettings Agency and currently going through final stages of approval
-This will involve major financial modelling, including property procurement
Housing Operations
- Luton currently manage circa. 8,000 properties across the borough
-This involvements 360 estates management
-This Service Area is currently going through a major OCA to review the way they work
Development & Strategy
-Key project at the moment is the release of properties as part of the 3rd stage of the Marsh Farm development
-Due to a major lack of available land in Luton, land acquisition is going to be key over the next stage of the councils housing strategy
Building & Technical Services
-Currently reviewing BTS to establish if the service provides value for money
-There is a concentration on improving this teams collaborative working across the full Housing department
-BTS are also currently concluding a major Fire/ Building Safety project, following the Grenfell incident

-Although roles are called "Head of" they actually sit at Service Manager level
-This means there is a mixed bag of experience with some managers being very experienced in their roles and others being relatively new and requiring guidance
-Line reports characteristics differ vastly

If your interested in this post then please forward your CV to or call Adam on 01772 208966.