Head of Safer Housing

31 Aug 2017
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Exciting Opportunity within our Commercial and Operations Department


It’s no coincidence that Nottingham was recently named in the Guardian as one of the happiest places to work in the UK. It’s a great city to live and work for a great many reasons…

We’ve got one of the best public transport networks in the country with a recently extended tram system. We’re a top Ten European City for foreign investment and one of the cleanest cities in Europe. We’re currently one of ‘UNESCO City of Literature’ title holders. We’ve also been hailed by Rough Guides as a great city to visit in 2017 thanks to a burgeoning arts and music scene, a great shopping experience and fantastic food and drink venues.
A great city deserves a great council which is what we strive to be.
We’re looking for a new leader who is enthusiastic, passionate and visionary; who demands commitment and results but is able to lead and motivate their people with respect and empathy. We’re seeking a high performer with a credible track record in success.
As well as being a specialist in your field, you will be responsible for shaping the vision for your specific service area, delivering results, managing performance and demonstrating accountability. A background in the private or public sector – or both – is welcomed.
We do things differently in Nottingham. We’re open to new ideas and keen to embrace new ways of thinking and doing. We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
We are committed to caring for our employees both inside and outside the workplace. We provide a competitive pension scheme, excellent training opportunities and a culture of diversity and equal opportunities for everyone. Moreover, we have created a variety of options to help our employees achieve a healthy work life balance. This includes generous leave entitlements, flexitime for many posts and a smoke free environment.


Competitive salary

The Head of Safer Housing has responsibility for a group of services with a focus on improving housing and keeping people safe and healthy.
This role will be based within the Community Protection Directorate, leading on Safer Housing, developing policy and strategy, managing resources and ensuring best possible services for customers and value for money. It is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic service that drives for constant improvement, looks broadly at prevention and problem solving across services using legislation and investigation making a real difference for people and housing in the city.
You will lead the development and delivery of a quality private rented sector through developing, leading and supporting action such as housing licensing and rogue landlord, working with landlords and tenants, motivating and using regulation to deliver housing improvement ensuring collaborative working with key partners / stakeholders. Activity will contribute to a wider range of positive outcomes including preventing crime and homelessness, community cohesion and better health.

As an experienced, strong and inspirational leader capable of driving major change, the successful candidate will have experience of providing effective leadership, transformational change, working with others and developing a strong performance culture.

Please visit www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/HeadSH for more information around the role and to apply.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Lorraine Raynor on 0115 9670999 ext: 3181928

Closing date: 21 September Midnight
Shortlisting: 26th September

Interviews/assessment: 4th / 5th October

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