• Reference: EC1
  • Salary: £68,939.00 - £75,559.00 per annum
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Posted on: 18 February 2021
  • Interview date:
  • Division: Crawley Homes
  • Positions: 1
  • Grade: Not applicable
  • Working hours: 37 per week
  • Closing date: 3 March 2021
  • Location: The Boulevard, Crawley
  • Category: Not applicable
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About the role

We are looking for a new Head of Crawley Homes to lead a successful housing service that has made substantial strides over the past decade, and to put your mark on it as we tackle the strategic challenges of the future.

We pride ourselves in being a trusted, dedicated housing provider of 8,500 high-quality homes and growing, with a stock of 1,600 leasehold properties and a garage portfolio of 5,500. And with our dedicated teams we uphold a focus on maintaining a clear focus on the delivery of services based on customer demand. By empowering staff, with a culture of coaching and learning in place, we will help the service to improve and meet the future challenges.

This post will join a corporate management team ambitious in the delivery of the administration’s priorities. Chief among these is the expansion of affordable housing. We are on target to deliver over 1,000 over the next 4 years and are widely recognised as one of the biggest deliverers of council housing in the country.

This is a council and a town on the move in other ways. Significant transformation is underway ahead of our move to a new town hall that will underpin our agile ways of working. This is part of a wider redevelopment securing new income stream for the Council, more affordable homes and a new district heat network that work form a central plank of our response to climate change. This redevelopment is part of a wider growth programme to underpin the future of the town as an economic powerhouse despite the challenges of Covid-19.

The pandemic has meant that delivering exemplary local services is more important now than ever. Over this past year we have risen to new challenges through staff embracing new ways of working and innovation in how we deliver our services, and in doing so has enabled us to continue to make a difference for our residents.

Your experience, abilities and knowledge will ensure that as both a landlord and as a Council we continue to meet the needs of residents and to deliver on our wider goals for the town of Crawley.

Visit cbcmanagers.uk for more information about this role and to apply online.

Please ensure that you have read the material on the role carefully before making your application online. In addition to your completed application form, you can if you wish attach your CV and supporting information. Please ensure your completed application addresses the role profile and candidate specification.

Additional information

  • First Stage Interviews: Friday 12 March 2021
  • Second Stage Interview (Member Panel): Tuesday 16 March 2021

Employee benefits

We offer a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.

Our way of working

Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

Our shared values and behaviours reflect the special nature of our council. We encourage all colleagues to put them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.

How to apply

Click the Apply button to find out more and complete your application online. Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.

To arrange an informal discussion, please email Ian Duke, Deputy Chief Executive.

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