Slough Borough Council is never far from the headlines at the moment - the challenges are well documented, but there’s been much less coverage of Slough’s recovery and improvement journey. There is a new corporate plan in place outlining Slough’s commitment to residents, including a determination to close the healthy life expectancy gap and improve the life chances of the borough’s children and young people. There is also a new top team in place – all focussed on turning the council around. Slough has already made some great progress but there are still mountains to climb. That is why the council is looking for an extraordinary group of senior leaders to join them for what will undoubtedly be the biggest and also the most rewarding challenge of their careers.
Our new Director of Housing will have a great opportunity to shape Slough’s housing strategy. With over 6000 units, we are determined to improve our service to tenants and we are currently going through a re-procurement of our repairs and maintenance contract in order to ensure high standards and best value. Slough has a high number of asylum seekers and some poor practice in the private rental sector, so a strong focus on our housing needs and temporary accommodation offer is also vital. The incoming Director will also get the chance to hire and develop their own team including appointing three heads of service.
Candidates will of course need considerable senior housing experience within a busy and diverse local authority or housing association environment, but even more important will be your ability to improve performance and develop a customer-centric and outcome focused culture, in order to deliver the housing service our residents deserve.
Slough BC Housing: https://www.slough.gov.uk/housing
For further details, please click on the role profile and useful links below, or for more information please contact our advising consultants Sunita Patel on 07561 708 023 or Luke Judd on 07435 270 659.DOWNLOAD
Closing Date: 28th January 2024