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Operational Lead – Private Sector Housing

East Suffolk Council
£51,515 - £55,595
Closing date
18 Dec 2023

Job Details

East Suffolk Council, Lowestoft NR33 0EQ or Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1RT

Operational Lead – Private Sector Housing

£51,515 - £55,595 per annum

37 hours per week


Closing date: 11.30 am, 18 December 2023

Reference: 13065

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work, delivering essential local services and making a real difference to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

We currently have an opportunity to join East Suffolk Council's Private Sector Housing Team as an Operational Lead.

Your role

East Suffolk Council has a pioneering approach to Private Sector Housing (PSH) and is developing inspirational approaches to delivering services across all areas of operations, working with a wide range of partners to deliver shared ambitions.

The team leads on Suffolk wide initiatives for all the Suffolk Councils, including Safe Suffolk Renters, a 2-year Government funded pathfinder project, Suffolk Warm Homes Healthy People and the Stepping Home from Hospital programme.

What you will need

We are looking for a highly motivated and dedicated individual to be an operational lead and provide support to the Strategic Lead for PSH.

Our team needs an individual with a positive outlook; who relishes challenge; can be an inspirational lead; is highly organised and not afraid of multi-tasking.

You will need to be able to communicate with people from all backgrounds and a range of organisations, being empathetic but clear in your objectives; and demonstrate you share our team commitment to make a positive difference to housing conditions.

As well as having responsibility for monitoring and delivering day-to-day team services you will also be responsible for developing services linked to a new licensing regime (caravans and camping, as well as HMOs), the improvement and refurbishment of the Council owned traveller site, deliver the empty home programme and develop plans for Sizewell C housing project.

You will be a key member of the Private Sector Housing Management Team and assume responsibility for delivering the service and cooperating with all other team members to deliver Team objectives.

We need an experienced manager who cares, has excellent communication skills and a genuine desire to help the more vulnerable members of our community through motivating and inspiring the team.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council, take a look at our video and hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work (

Here are some of the main benefits: 

  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 25 days a year, increasing to 31 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays) 
  • Local government pension scheme 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Learning and development tailored to your role 
  • A wide variety of staff support networks including access to health and wellbeing initiatives and programmes. 
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.

Find more information about what we offer in our benefits brochure (pdf).

The majority of our teams are working in an agile way, with a mixture of home and office working, depending on individual preferences and service requirements. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert. 

For more information

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Teresa Howarth, Strategic Lead Private Sector Housing, by calling 01394 444256 or 07990 848 926.

How to apply

To apply and for further details, please visit:

Closing date: 11.30 am, 18 December 2023.

Interview date: week commencing 8 January 2024.








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