Assistant Director Asset Management and Improvement- Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Location(s): West Midlands
Closing date: 10 June 2022
Salary: Up to £88,557

About the role

With a population of c.328,000 and a large housing stock c.28,000, the council has a very strong commitment to and pride in improving the quality of existing stock, making sure that properties are safe, compliant and energy efficient. Excitingly, by 2030, we also aim to have 8,000 more new homes in the borough which will be a mix of council house building, homes built by registered housing providers and the private sector.

To enable the delivery of all of our ambitions, we are now seeking to recruit an Assistant Director who is passionate about improving the quality of housing for our tenants, has a focus on compliance and regulation and is willing to take the difficult decisions for the right outcomes.

As a strategic leader you will be forward thinking, solutions focussed and over a commercial view on the long-term strategy, as the council looks to grow a new culture and develop expertise and capacity within the housing directorate. You will be joining a small but progressive leadership team that will enable you to influence and work within a leadership culture that is open to change and innovation.

You will also provide high level professional advice to the Council and Cabinet Members on your service areas and, lead on systems change to improve the stock and outcomes for tenants, whilst delivering real plans for more energy efficient homes and the shift to net zero carbon.

The Council has been through significant changes and challenges over the past couple of years. We are committed to continuing our improvement journey, transforming and modernising the council business to get the best outcomes for Sandwell residents. This opportunity presents not only a huge challenge but also a great opportunity to lead, develop and continuously improve a wide range of business-critical services whilst ensuring the best tenant experience.

We are realistic that our ambitious changes cannot be made overnight – This is why we are seeking an individual who is up for the challenge to join us in delivering this ambitious agenda for Sandwell – Big Plans for a Great Place.

Key contact

For an informal discussion and further information about this role, please contact Kelly Shaw on 07900363803 or 

Key dates

Closing date Stage 1 interviews Stakeholder sessions Stage 2 interviews
Fri 10 June 2022 at 9am Thurs 23 June 2022 Thurs 7 July 2022 w/c Mon 11 July 2022

How to apply

Please download and review the recruitment pack and associated documents below:

Send an up to date CV and supporting statement, detailing how you meet the criteria for this role using the person specification, along with your completed declaration form. We advise that your supporting statement is no longer than 3 pages and your CV no more than 3 pages. Your CV must contain dates worked and a brief description of your key responsibilities for each role including consultancy/project work.

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Assistant Director of Asset Management and Improvement – Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Location(s): West Midlands
Closing date: 10 June 2022
Salary: Up to £88,557

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