Corporate Head of Housing

  • Employer: Runnymede Borough Council
  • Reference: 2254H
  • Published: Mon 11/09/2023, 11:34 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 29/09/2023, 11:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary range £79,791-£91,087 per annum depending on skills and experience
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Runnymede Borough Council. Civic Centre, High street, Surrey

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Corporate Head of Housing


£79,791-£91,087 p.a dependent on skills and experience

37 hours per week, Hybrid working

About us
Runnymede is a modern, ambitious, and progressive Council, with vision. We are forward-thinking and we deliver award-winning services. Values driven, we are always looking to improve what we do, and work with our communities to ensure Runnymede remains a great place to live and work; both in the present and in the future. With a new Chief Executive and two Assistant Chief Executives who recently joined the Council over the past 18 months, this is an exciting time to be part of the Runnymede journey. As our new Corporate Head of Housing, you will help us to build on our success as part of the Council’s Senior Leadership Team. 

About you
We’re looking for someone who is creative, dynamic, and energetic. Someone who is ready to take on a diverse and fast-paced senior role. Someone ready to bring their practical experience, leadership skills and knowledge to bear on the challenges we face. This includes the delivery of effective housing services and the effective corporate management of a complex organisation in an ever-changing world.

This role will provide you with corporate exposure to strategic issues that go beyond housing, whilst ensuring you stay close to the management of vital front line public services. The skills and experience you can bring to the role will be fundamentally important, but so will your attitude and behaviour.

We’re looking for a leader who can take ownership, be accountable, inspire and motivate, support positive organisational culture, and operate collaboratively, whilst being prepared to get their hands dirty. We’re looking for someone who wants to get things done!

For more information about the council and role, visit:

How to apply

Interested? For an informal discussion on the role please contact Phil Turner on 07909 041218.

We are passionate about building an inclusive and diverse workforce and we welcome applications from candidates with a variety of backgrounds, skills and abilities. 

If it is difficult for you to apply online, please contact Human Resources at or on 01932 425516 and our team will be able to assist you. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please provide an email address where possible as you will be contacted by email if you are selected to attend for an interview.

Applications without a supporting statement may not be considered.


Closing Date: Friday 29th September 2023 at midday

Recruitment timetable: 

  • 10 October and/or 12 October 2023: Technical interviews will take place via MSTeams.
  • 16 October 2023: Online psychometric tests.
  • 19 October 2023:Interview & Assessment day at the Civic Centre, Addlestone, KT15 2AH.
  • 20 October 2023: Final panel interview.

Please note that the following dates may be subject to change.


If you do not hear from us within two weeks from the closing date you have not been successful on this occasion. Thank you for considering Runnymede Borough Council.


Runnymede Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults with care support needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You may be requested to present your identification at the interview stage and there will be several checks conducted during the onboarding process inclusive of an enhanced DBS check for specified roles.


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How to Apply

How to apply

Please complete the application and ensure to include a personal statement.

If it is difficult for you to apply online, please contact the Human Resources team at or on 01932 425516 who will be able to assist you.


Closing Date: 29 September 2023 at midday

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