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Head of Housing Strategy PO8

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£49,464 - £52,482
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/08/2019 at 11:55 AM
Vacancy Description

Vacancy Description

As Head of Housing Strategy* you will lead, develop, and oversee the delivery of an overall strategic plan incorporating the vision, values, aims and aspirations for housing across the borough, provide high quality strategy advice, and develop new and exciting approaches to support the Council to meet the needs of our existing and future residents.

You will be expected Lead the Housing Projects team in supporting the department’s service improvement through planning, managing and delivering complex transformation and business change including strategic thinking, service improvement and cultural change.

*Grade subject to evaluation

The Person

The successful applicant will have a positive, can-do attitude and approach to supporting the council to deliver their priorities.

You will have demonstrable experience of leadership and management skills – driving projects and programmes, leading through change, and managing a small but highly skilled team to maximise their talents and ambitions.

You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work creatively and positively to find solutions to problems. You will be resilient, highly motivated and able to work with agility in a pressurised political environment.

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest is an ambitious Borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities and increase social cohesion.  As London’s first Borough of Culture we are creating more opportunities to empower our residents and boost their life chances.

Our ambition is to ensure all of our residents can enjoy a good quality life. We are working at pace to embed our Creating Futures corporate strategy and are developing a 2030 vision for Waltham Forest that will set the direction for the decade to come.  Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally-driven and commercially-minded; a Council focussed on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

We are looking for the right people to make this a reality and with the Council’s strong track record of providing a variety of career pathways this is an exciting opportunity not to be missed.

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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