South Devon Rural Housing – Chief Executive Officer

South Devon Rural Housing is one of more than 2000 housing associations of different types in England, 98 of which are in the South West Region. As with the public sector, these not-for-profit organisations have social objectives at the heart of their work, while like the private sector at its best they are entrepreneurial and flexible. Whether they be in the core business of providing affordable rented or shared ownership homes, or one of the many forms of housing related support services, all share a system of values about service to tenants and other “customers”, and to the community.

Location(s): Totnes
Job Type: Permanent
Closing date: May 07 2019
Salary: £70k

About the role

Our next CEO will inherit a vibrant and well-run organisation driven by being the best that we can. Delivering a full range of high-quality services in the heart of Devon, the opportunity provides everything a dedicated professional, motivated by wanting to meet housing needs and enriching communities, requires in the next step of their career.

Our focus is clear – people, community and service quality. To achieve these goals, we are looking for a talented leader with a sound understanding of the economics that underpin a well-run, socially oriented business – whilst having their roots firmly based in the social housing sector. These skills, along with a values-based style of leadership, will enable us to continue to make a real difference to those living in our communities, today and in the future.

Key contact

For an informal discussion and further information about this role, please contact Mark Glinwood on 07944 411 484 or 020 3434 0990.

Key dates

Closing date Stage 1 interviews Stage 2 interviews
Tue 7 May 2019 at 12 noon w/c 20 May 2019 Tues 4 Jun 2019

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.

Once complete, please send your application in MS Word format by email


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