South Essex Homes – Assistant Director Operations

South Essex Homes manage approximately 6,500 homes on behalf of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and employ 180 staff.
Our commercial subsidiary, South Essex Property Services continues to grow from a standing start in 2017 to more than £1.4 m pa t/o today with South Essex Homes contributing a further circa £800k to our overall annual commercial activity.

Location(s): Essex
Job Type: Permanent
Closing date: November 12 2018
Salary: £70,000 - £100,000

About the role

Based on our expansion and recognising the need to ensure capacity, resilience, and succession in our executive team we are creating new posts to address these needs and deliver our continued expansion.
We are looking for a senior person who can bring fresh ideas and innovation to the operational side of the business which includes property and tenancy management.
You will ensure our service models are fit for purpose, generate potential income and efficiencies, and drive quality and value from our contracts whilst overseeing the service and putting residents at the heart of all that we do.
Ideally, you will have knowledge of the housing sector and local government but as important will be your cultural fit. You will be joining a welcoming, collaborative and supportive organisations at a time when you can make a real personal impact on our work and future.
This role could be your career path into corporate leadership.

Key contact

For an informal discussion and further information please contact Yvonne Frayling at Campbell Tickell on 07539 373 827 or 020 3434 0990 or email

Key dates

Closing date Stage 1 interviews Stage 2 interviews
Mon 12 Nov 2018 at 9 a.m. Fri 23 Nov 2018 Wed 5 Dec 2018

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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