The Role

Assistant Director, Housing
Up to £93k

We are a high performing authority, recently recognised through shortlisting at national awards, looking for an Assistant Director Housing Management to join #TeamThurrock.

Thurrock is an ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

We are looking for a housing professional with a successful track record at senior management level to rise to the wide-ranging challenges and opportunities facing local authority housing services during these critical times.

Our tenants and residents are at the heart of what we do. We want to continue to provide services which meet their needs, delivering strong performance and high satisfaction levels.

There is the opportunity to shape the Council’s Housing Strategy, continue the crucial work to tackle homelessness in the borough and address the challenges set by the recent Social Housing White Paper. We see partnership as integral to delivering these; successful outcomes cannot be achieved in isolation.

With more than 9800 properties in the Council’s stock, an active pipeline of capital investment and new developments, and a team of over 260 officers, this is an exciting time to join us and lead the Housing service in a borough with huge potential and passion for the place and its residents.

For a confidential discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Rob Naylor on 07922 417550 or Ben Cox on 07809 374692.

Thurrock Council is committed to eradicating discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We are committed to agile working and welcome applications from those interested in flexible working.

We strongly welcome applications from individuals that consider themselves to have a disability and individuals from black and minority ethnic groups as we recognise the positive benefits of a more diverse workforce at all levels.