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Head of Income and Home Ownership

Employer: Islington Council

  • Reference: SSA/4801/CB
  • Published on: Tue 05/09/2017 23:59 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 20/09/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: Full time 35 hours per week
  • Salary: PO10 £61,158 - £64,449 p.a.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London
Islington Homes and Communities ‘A safe home where you can thrive and live well’ Do you enjoy leading and being in on the action at an exciting time in an organisation’s transformation? If so, we have some exciting opportunities for you. Islington’s Homes and Communities is a large service managing 35,000 council properties and incorporates strategic and grant aided support to Islington’s voluntary and community sector. We are proud of our housing service achievements and in the delivery of excellent services to our residents, but we know that there is more to be done. This requires us to work differently and to develop a trusted, intelligence-informed, relational way of working with residents and partners to better meet the needs of people living and working in Islington. The voluntary and community sector lies at the heart of our ambition for a fairer Islington. It is able to reach and develop relationships of trust with residents and communities which statutory services are not always able to do. It plays an important role in providing a voice for the voiceless, mobilising community action and tackling the causes and effects of poverty, inequality, and social and economic exclusion. That is why it has such a good fit with housing services. We recently set out an ambitious vision for our services, founded on the principles of early intervention, prevention and resilience through; • Helping to stop issues arising through supporting people to be independent. • Working together to stop issues arising in the first place. • Identifying and acting upon early warning signs. • Preventing problems from escalating, not just assessing and signposting. • Delivering targeted or specialist services where necessary. We are now looking to recruit inspirational leaders who want to play a key role in shaping and driving our Homes and Communities service vision to enable the best outcomes for residents and to help create a fairer, more equal society. This is central to everything we do here in Islington. Core requirements for all leadership posts: • Leadership by example, expert in your field and able to model the role of a trusted professional to residents, colleagues and partners. • A clear drive and ambition to make a difference. • Inspiring to our people, identifying challenges and interesting opportunities. • Being proactive, positive and pragmatic in your behaviours and able to build quality relationships with others. • Commitment to delivering services to the highest professional standards and ability to motivate others to do the same through strong collegial decision making. • Flexibility, openness to change and an enthusiasm for developing an organisational culture that empowers, involves and drives excellence are essential attributes. Islington Council is an exciting place to work. We offer a flexible, progressive and innovative culture, modern working environments, agile working practices and a commitment to continuous personal development. Head of Income and Home Ownership - PO10 This senior position within the service will lead the delivery of essential, high quality income and home ownership services. Significant experience of leading a large and innovative home ownership and/or income service is required alongside demonstrable knowledge and experience of managing large and complex budgets. We are also looking for an expert to deliver quality income services and innovation in the face of welfare reform challenges as they impact on affordability for residents and the council’s finances. Closing date: Wednesday 20 September 2017 at 23:59 Interview and test date: To be confirmed For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jo Murphy on 020 7527 4067 or at

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