Head of Income Services

63387.00 - 64422.00 GBP Annual + pa (PO13)
19 Jun 2018
14 Jul 2018
Job Type

Head of Income Services

PO13 (GBP63,387 - GBP64,422pa)

Hackney Council is looking for a senior housing professional to maximise our income and minimise numbers of empty homes. Housing is a top priority in Hackney. Inner London is experiencing intense pressure on housing stock with competing demands on space, a growing population and rising prices. Your role will help us create safe, affordable homes for people who need them.

As Head of Income Services, you will be responsible for a rent roll of around GBP125m. You will lead support services focussing on sustainment and financial inclusion, as well as our voids service. We have a significant shortage of affordable homes in the borough, so we need someone who appreciates the need to re-let our homes quickly and maximise the use of our housing stock.

This is an exciting time to be joining our housing service. We are now on a journey of change, getting ready for the launch of full service Universal Credit. Hackney Council manages over 30,000 properties, this role will give you a fantastic opportunity to make a positive impact for our residents.

You must be able to demonstrate your ability to maximise efficiency and develop digital solutions - preferably in a social housing context. Above all else, you should be able to look beyond the typical public sector approach. We need someone with plenty of creative ideas and evidence of positive results. Someone with the passion and commitment to build a truly innovative, future-proof service.

You will be leading a team of 40 to 60 staff with a budget of GBP3 - 5mill. We need someone with an excellent track of performance management and innovation in revenue collection. To thrive in this role you must understand external influences and be able to translate these into strategy, policy and practice.

Hackney is one of the UK's highest performing local authorities, serving one of London's best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

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For further details on the role, please refer to the job description and person specification. There will be a set of mandatory questions at the beginning of the application form. It is essential that your supporting statement, address how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the person specification.

Closing date: 13 July 2018, (22:59hrs).

Interviews: TBC

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