Group Director, Neighbourhoods and Housing

London Borough of Hackney
Up to £160,000
The Role

This year has seen all our certainties overturned, but Hackney’s vision is still clear: to make the borough a Place for Everyone and a fairer, safer and more sustainable borough. We are determined that out of this uniquely challenging set of circumstances, we will rebuild a better Hackney than the one we saw at the start of 2020. We are looking for exceptional individuals with creativity and vision, with a track record in the strategic leadership of public services, who can share our passion and commitment for Hackney, and for building a fairer future for residents.


As Group Director for Neighbourhoods and Housing, you will share our commitment to the environment and determination to drive the sustainability agenda through everything the Council does. Your passion for communities will shape your strategic leadership of the frontline services that matter to every Hackney resident, from waste and cleansing, to planning, community safety, parking, markets, and our outstanding parks and leisure offer. You will also be responsible for all aspects of housing management, a significant portfolio of 23,000 tenancies and 10,000 leasehold properties and will need to bring a track record in the strategic leadership of operational services delivered by a significant workforce.

Please click on the link below to visit Hackney’s Leadership Recruitment site, you can also click Download below to read the role profile.
How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the Knowledge & Experience criteria.

Closing date
6th November 2020

Preliminary interviews with Starfish Search
Week commencing 16th November 2020

Shortlisting decision
Week commencing 23rd November

Stakeholder Engagement for shortlisted candidates
Week commencing 30th November 2020

Final Panel Interviews
Week commencing 7th December 2020

We are driven by recruiting the best and people to deliver for the diverse communities of Hackney.  We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and black and minority ethnic people as our senior management is not representative of these groups and therefore the population we serve.

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