Thirteen – Chief Executive

At Thirteen, we’re a forward-thinking housing provider based in the North East of England.  We’re a housing association that doesn’t just offer a place to live; we’re about homes and so much more.  We have ambitions to be the best in class – to deliver a great customer experience and to provide products and services that give us every reason to be proud.

Location(s): Stockton-on-Tees
Job Type: Permanent
Closing date: February 25 2019
Salary: Competitive

About the role

With 1,500 colleagues, almost 34,000 homes, and over 70,000 customers, delivering places to live, providing ongoing support and offering opportunities for people to grow and meet their potential are the core of the work we do.

We don’t stand still at Thirteen; we’ve been remodeled to operate in a modern, comprehensive and agile way and our outgoing Chief Executive has made a major contribution, leaving us in great shape to move forward into the future and turn our ambitions into reality.

It’s now with great excitement that we are looking to recruit a new Chief Executive.  We’re searching for a special person with a deep understanding of, and a commitment to, social issues.  You will be change driven and have substantial senior experience of leading a complex organisation.  Communication, team working and a person-centered management style is also very important to us at Thirteen.

We want an ambassador, an inspirational leader, someone who can make a difference and drive further innovation in the way that we do things.

We have a bright future and are working tirelessly to provide a brighter future for our customers. Do you have a social heart with a commercial outlook? If our ambitions match yours and you feel you have the potential to be our next Chief Executive, then we’d like to hear from you.

Key contact

For an informal discussion and further information about this role, please contact Kelly Shaw on 07900 363 803 or 020 3434 0990.

Key dates

Closing date Stage 1 interviews Stage 2 interviews
Mon 25 Feb 2019 at 12 noon Fri 8 March 2019 Thurs 21 and Fri 22 March 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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