As a new unitary council serving 360,000 residents, North Northamptonshire is forging a fresh and distinct identity, based upon a clear set of values and driven by our vision to create a place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life. We have been developing new structures to reflect our priorities and ambitions, and this has resulted in the creation of this newly configured role which will have a direct and positive impact on the lives of our residents and the future direction of our services.
We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Director for Housing who will play a significant role within our Adults, Health Partnerships and Housing directorate. They will be responsible for leading and shaping a new service and team as we enhance our housing provision as a new unitary council and merge the two Housing Revenue Accounts into one. We currently have over 8,000 council managed homes, and this is an exciting opportunity to develop and deliver a significant refurbishment programme and refresh our housing needs assessment as we consider future development requirements to meet the need for affordable and specialist housing. The postholder will also be required to strengthen partnership arrangements to refresh our approach to homelessness and associated strategies. We therefore need an ambitious and determined housing professional with a track record of improving services and the skills to work effectively with partners, tenants, and elected members.