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Housing Assets Lead Specialist
  • Employer: Folkestone & Hythe District Council
  • Reference: H&O/23/231790
  • Published: Wed 08/03/2023, 13:11 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 21/04/2023, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £58,882 - £64,826 per annum (Grade J) plus £3900 car allowance per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY, Kent

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Housing Assets Lead Specialist

Experience the beautiful coastline and countryside of Kent, with the creative cosmopolitan town of Folkestone only 54 minutes from Central London by high-speed rail, with a move to Folkestone and Hythe District Council (F&HDC).

Our vision for the Housing Service remains ‘To create an excellent, digitally enabled service that is easy to deal with and where tenants are at the heart of everything we do’.

This post is responsible for a key part of the F&HDC Housing Landlord Service and leads on delivery across three housing teams: -

•    Assets & Major works (capital programme)
•    Responsive Repairs & Maintenance
•    Asset Compliance

This post is vital to the successful delivery of the housing service and helping improve tenant satisfaction. F&HDC is continuing to make a significant investment into our stock, with a total capital budget in 23/24 of circa £9 million, that includes our retrofit programme to increase the energy efficiency of our 3,400 council owned and managed homes.

This postholder needs to be knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of Asset Management - procurement, contract management, risk management, H&S and compliance. They need to be knowledgeable on current and future legislation, e.g. decent homes, and experienced in managing and delivering programmes and projects that meet this legislation. 

This post will be responsible for maintaining significant financial/ technical/ asset data and reporting to the Housing Leadership Team (HLT), to contribute to the strategic direction of the service and the development of annual, 5 year and 30-year Housing Revenue Account (HRA) business plans. 

We can offer you a chance to thrive, develop and make a lasting impact on Folkestone and its surrounding areas. Why not take advantage of the opportunity to work for a local authority that truly embraces and encourages flexible working to achieve an enviable work/life balance.

We are looking for a leader that will manage and motivate three excellent Senior Specialists, who in turn manage professional, qualified teams of Surveyors, to a high level of performance for the benefit of our tenants and leaseholders. 

If you would like an informal chat about this exciting opportunity please email our Chief Officer, Housing, at to arrange a suitable time. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9.00am on Friday 21st April 2023.