Welcome

Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in our organisation and in becoming part of the senior management team here at #TeamThurrock.

Thurrock is already home to some of the most exciting industries and organisations in the country, including the internationally renowned Royal Opera House and three international ports along 18 miles of riverfront. With £20bn of planned investment in new jobs, homes and infrastructure, and 1,000 acres of land ready for business development, Thurrock boasts unrivalled development opportunities right on London’s doorstep.

Thurrock Council boasts the top performing planning authority in the country and we have an ambitious £575m capital programme to deliver, including £152m for transport, £200m for housing and £163m for regeneration.

With more than 9800 properties in the Council’s stock, an active pipeline of capital investment and new developments, our Housing service is working collaboratively with partners to achieve our ambitious agenda.

As the incoming member of the senior management team, you will inherit a strong legacy and a healthy ambition. Our priorities are:

  • People – a borough where people of all ages are proud to work and play, live and stay.
  • Place – a heritage-rich borough which is ambitious for its future.
  • Prosperity – a borough which enables everyone to achieve their aspirations.

Thurrock is home to unrivalled opportunities for new homes and jobs, unlocking high-quality, community-driven and infrastructure-led growth.

Our achievements and ambition reflect the enormous commitment, energy and determination of our officers, elected Members and partners; all working together. The relationship between Members and officers is one of mutual respect, professionalism and ambition to deliver for our residents.

Sustaining those relationships, the momentum, the innovation, the carefully built trust and confidence across our borough and continuing to deliver valued and quality services demands someone special. Thurrock gets business, does business and means business. We need an inspiring Assistant Directors of Housing Management to deliver – if that’s you, we look forward to your application and the opportunity of working together.

Lyn Carpenter 
Chief Executive

Roger Harris
Current Corporate Director Adults, Housing and Health

Ian Wake
Incoming Corporate Director Adults, Housing and Health