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Assistant Director of Housing Services

Location: Sunderland

Salary: £82,124 to £92,884

Job Type:

Job ID: 167139


Helping to ensure we serve our communities to the highest standards possible, is just one area of Sunderland Council’s City Plan.


As part of the City Plan, we are looking for a committed and driven Assistant Director of Housing Services. The role provides an exciting opportunity for an experienced housing professional to play a key part in developing and delivering housing services for the public and vulnerable people.


Supporting the Executive Director of Neighbourhoods, you will provide strategic leadership of housing services within the city council and in partnership with others. Including acting as the council’s statutory lead officer for homelessness.

Applicants will need the following:

  • Experience of working in and developing partnerships to fund and achieve housing development.


  • Experience of successfully identifying new opportunities and expansion of the range of housing options across the city.


  • To provide financial and commercial appraisals of development opportunities and evaluate the commercial risk to the Council.


  • Experience of developing commercial enterprises within a housing sector.


  • A strong, visible and collaborative leadership style; the ability to build effective relationships and work across the public and private sectors, with vision and attention to detail.

Applicants wishing to apply must state clearly how they meet the key aspects of the role.

Please note you will be required to complete an on-line personality assessment as part of the process.

Interviews will be held on w/c 17
th June 2019.


These roles are being handled on a retained basis by James Carss, Head of Executive Search & Selection and Group Business Director, NRG Tel 0191 2604431


To apply please email your cv in the first instance to sunderlandcitycouncil@nrgplc.com

Closing date: Friday 24
th May 2019