Head of Repairs – Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Location(s): West Midlands
Closing date: 13 Oct 2023
Salary: c.£60K

About the role

With a large housing stock of c.28,000, Sandwell Council has a very strong commitment to improving the quality of existing stock making sure that properties are safe, compliant and energy efficient across the region. The Council has been through significant change over the past couple of years and we are committed to continuing our improvement journey, transforming and modernising the council business to get the best outcomes for Sandwell residents.

In order for us to achieve all our ambitions, we are now seeking to recruit three new Heads of Service who will be passionate about improving the quality of housing for our tenants, have a focus on compliance and regulation and willing to take the difficult decisions for the right outcomes.

The Head of Repairs will have strategic oversight for all borough wide repairs and maintenance functions of the housing stock and day to day responsibility for the DLO and contract management of third-party delivery partners.

For all three roles, we are seeking strategic leaders who will be forward thinking, solutions focussed, and offer 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.

These opportunities present not only a huge challenge but also a great opportunity to lead, develop and continuously improve a wide range of business-critical services. We are realistic that our ambitious changes cannot be made overnight, which is why we are seeking driven and energetic individuals who are up for a challenge and passionate about improving quality and making a difference for tenants.

Key contact

For an informal discussion and further information about this role, please contact Kelly Shaw on 07900363803 or kelly.shaw@campbelltickell.com.

Key dates

Closing date Stage 1 interviews Stakeholder sessions Stage 2 interviews
Fri 13 Oct 2023 at 9am Mon 30, Tues 31 October and/or Wed 01  Nov 2023 Thurs 16 Nov 2023 Fri 24, Mon 27 and Tues 28 Nov 2023

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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Head of Repairs – Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Location(s): West Midlands
Closing date: 13 Oct 2023
Salary: c.£60K