Published: 25th Jun 2020

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Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council are looking to the future. What future can you help us forge for Dudley?

If you are an experienced strategic leader who thrives on heading up a portfolio of functions, this is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the delivery of a variety of housing and community services that enhance levels of community safety, social inclusion, and the quality of life for vulnerable families.

It is an exciting time to join Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes. Alongside this, we have the ongoing challenges of ensuring vulnerable residents receive the services they deserve, especially in the current unique times. We are an ambitious authority that is committed to delivering our vision to ‘Forge a Future for all’ through working on a long-term plan with our partners and the communities we serve. Together we will grow the economy and create jobs, create a cleaner and greener place and support stronger and safer communities.

As Director of Housing and Community Services, you will provide strategic direction to the Council’s housing management services and promote partnership working that brings a coherence to the portfolio of services and functions within the post (e.g. Regulator of Social Housing, Housing Ombudsman, building safety and health and safety).

You will be responsible for Heads of Service and Senior Managers concerned with the delivery of a wide range of services and related functions within the Directorate, including the HRA, Community Safety (Statutory Partnerships with the Police and other agencies), cross tenure housing strategies, significant capital programmes and personal engagement in tenant and stakeholder forums.

You will also be responsible for implementing the Fire Safety recommendations from the Grenfell Enquiry, and will be the named Council Director responsible for fire, gas, water, asbestos and electrical legislation and safety in Council owned homes, and the enforcement of the HHSRS and Fitness Standard in private rented homes.

Substantial experience of managing and developing a major service or function such as Housing, Estate management, Revenues, Community Safety etc. within a large public sector setting or within a large housing association organisation with comparable assets is essential.

If you have a strong track record of contributing to and also leading successful change management within a large organisation and want to play a key role in making a real difference for the future of Dudley, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Closing date: Monday 20 July 2020 (12 noon).

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