Housing and Neighbourhood Improvements Manager

Wakefield Council
West Yorkshire
£40,578 - £43,570
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

Housing and Neighbourhood Improvements Manager

Job reference: 233277

Location: Wakefield One, Burton St, Wakefield WF1 2EB


  • Salary£40,578.00 to £43,570.00, Grade 11
  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Access to an occupational pension scheme
  • A range of employee benefits including healthcare, public transport and gym memberships discount

Contractual hours: 37

Basis: Full time

Job category/type: Permanent

Job Specification and Supporting Information

PR2449 001 Housing and Neighbourhood Improvements Manager.doc

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with the energy and passion for making a difference to lead our Housing and Neighbourhood Improvement Team. This small, dedicated team proactively targets specific, often diverse and changing areas and communities, to improve housing and neighbourhoods.

This role will lead a wide ranging programme, coordinating proactive activity working with landlords, tenants and residents to improve housing standards and create healthier, warmer homes including:

  • The mandatory and discretionary inspection of dwellings and sites across the District to fulfil the Council’s Statutory duties.
  • Working with property owners to bring empty homes back in to use.
  • Managing the Wakefield Responsible Landlord Scheme.
  • Park home sites licensing.
  • Delivery of the Council’s Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Programme.

You will have extensive enforcement experience, ideally in a housing, planning or environmental health context, as we well as knowledge of housing construction, legislation, formal enforcement and compiling evidence in preparation of pursuing formal action.

You will have a history of successful project/programme management as well as experience of policy development, performance monitoring, and working with the public and in multi-agency partnerships.

Benefits include:

  • Generous Grade 11 salary.
  • Up to 30 days annual leave holiday + up to 15 days/year flexi leave allowance.
  • Hybrid working including working from home.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Excellent local government pension scheme.
  • Relaxed working environment.
  • Training opportunities.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

This vacancy is open-ended. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient suitable applications have been received. It is advisable to apply early to avoid disappointment as applications will be assessed on a regular basis.

Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Mark Hooton.

Tel: 07887 932541

E-mail: mhooton@wakefield.gov.uk

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Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

Fluency Duty

This post is subject to the Fluency Duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016. The post-holder is required to demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency under the duty as detailed within the job specification for the post.


In accordance with the Council’s Probation Procedure this post is subject to a 6-month Probationary Period.


Having a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve helps us to achieve the best outcomes for all. We encourage applications from everyone and actively seek to ensure that everyone feels included in the workplace so that we can make the most of our differences.

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