Housing Services Manager (INTERNAL)
To apply for this job you must be an employee of Kirklees Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date - and have successfully completed your probationary period.
Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.
About Homes & Neighbourhoods
Kirklees Council Kirklees Homes & Neighbourhoods is responsible for the management and maintenance of around 22,000 homes across Kirklees. We have high expectations of our teams – this is important if we are to achieve our ambition of being an excellent landlord by putting tenants and communities first.
It is an exciting time to join our Housing Teams as we continue to transform services to deliver better outcomes for tenants, respond to changes in housing legislation and regulation and, continue our recovery journey following the pandemic.
About the Role
We are seeking professional, dynamic leaders in the Homes and Neighbourhoods Service, candidates who can demonstrate exceptional professional leadership and management skills and a ‘can do’ attitude.
As a Housing Services Manager, you will be responsible for people and functions across the Housing Management and Partnerships service areas which includes, Neighbourhood Management, Empty Homes, Caretaking Services, Income Management, Older People’s Support, Money Advice, Employment Support, Customer Experience and Tenant Involvement & Engagement.
Specifically, you will have management responsibilities across several specialist accommodation functions which includes the specialist or non-traditional housing stock working collaboratively with key services to improve or transform services, the Older People’s Support Services and Leaseholders. You will also work closely with colleagues across the council and partners to support the development of new build housing schemes.
This role also involves direct line management and leadership of Housing Managers providing support and guidance to teams who deliver services across Kirklees. You will also be required to deputise for the Strategic Manager and other Housing Services Managers as and when required.
You will be required to provide leadership by acting as an ambassador for the council and a positive role model and play a key part in supporting the Strategic Manager and the Head of Service to deliver organisational purpose, vision, and objectives.
If you feel you have the skills we are looking for, please read the ‘Essential Requirements’ of the role. You must demonstrate how you meet these requirements in your application form.
We continue to work primarily working from home, but the roll-out of our hybrid working model is taking shape in line with corporate strategies and business needs. As such, travel to various locations to carry out the duties of this job may be required. A full driving licence is desirable (exceptions can be made for disabled applicants).
As a senior officer, you will also promote and be a role model of the Council’s expectations of a new employee within the organisation. Find out more about Council Behaviours and Expectations.
Our employees are at the very heart of the services we provide to the community, and to help us achieve our ambitions, we want the best possible team. In return, we also offer a great package for all employees of Kirklees Council. In addition to joining a great team, you will receive the following:
- A competitive salary of up to £45,495 per annum
- Entry into the Local Government Pension Scheme, including Life Assurance.
- Generous holiday entitlement of 27.5 days annual leave, increasing to 32.5 days with continuous service, plus bank holidays
- Flexible working
- Access to a range of well-being support initiatives including but not limited to an Employee Assistance programme, Healthy Eating Active Lifestyle assessments, Cycle to Work programme and discounted Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) gym membership.
Interviews are expected to take place on the 21st December 2022.
15 December 2022, 12:00 PM
This vacancy is closed to applications.