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AD - Strategic Asset Management & Compliance

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1180
  • Published: Sat 13/07/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: AD £89,630 - £101,315
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: AD £89,630 - £101,315

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

Working hours per week: 36

Application Deadline: 7th July 2024

Proposed Interview Date(s): to be confirmed


About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a welcoming and exciting place to work.
We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.
London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

Waltham Forest Housing Service manages and maintains around 10,000 council homes and 2,000 leaseholder properties with a bold housing delivery programme in place to deliver more. We are ambitious for our borough and are seeking an Assistant Director - Strategic Asset Management & Compliance to join our talented team within the Housing Service.

In this pivotal role, you will play a crucial part in safeguarding the health, safety, and well-being of our residents by ensuring our buildings meet the highest safety standards and statutory compliance across the 'big 6' is adhered to across the Council's housing stock.

A key component of this will be to lead on ensuring our compliance policies and processes are robust and risks are effectively managed whilst acting as a champion for building safety compliance across our organisation.
You will also lead on the development, delivery & review of our strategic asset management data and strategy across the Council's housing stock in line with the Council's wider Capital Strategy Asset Management, with a key priority on our net zero ambitions. The role will be influential in the Council's 10-year Housing Capital Programme and will have oversight and ownership of the 30-year HRA business plan.

About you

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary leader with a background in strategic asset management, building safety and compliance in Housing. You should be a natural collaborator, capable of driving innovation and inclusivity in all aspects of your work.

As this is a critical compliance role, it will be important that you have strong business and political acumen and be comfortable holding your teams, peers, and leaders to account.
You'll be experienced at managing strategic programmes of work, bringing creative and innovative new ideas whilst balancing the financial and risk challenges in a local government context. You will also have strong technical knowledge and a sound understanding of the current regulatory environment in social housing.

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Key Responsibilities:

• Responsible for safeguarding the health, safety, and well-being of our residents by ensuring our buildings meet the highest safety standards.
• Responsible for statutory and regulatory compliance across the Council's housing stock including Gas Servicing, Lift Maintenance, Fire Safety, Asbestos, Electrical Testing, and Water Management.
• Lead the development, delivery, and review of strategic asset management data and strategy across the Council's housing stock.
• Development and maintenance of the Council's 10-year housing capital programme.
• Ensure contracts are managed efficiently and effectively in accordance with the organisation's performance framework.
• Lead and contribute to business planning, budget management, identifying service improvements, and harnessing technology to deliver services that demonstrate value for money and achieve high levels of compliance and resident satisfaction.

Qualifications and Requirements:

While RICS and/or CIOH qualifications are desirable, they are not essential prerequisites for this role.

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;

Satisfactory declaration of interest;

This role is subject to safer recruitment practices as it involves work with children and/ or vulnerable adults;

This post is politically restricted therefore the post holder is disqualified from undertaking certain political activities under the Local Government Officers (Political Restrictions) Regulations 1990.

As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

For an informal discussion on the role, please contact Mark Crane, Acting Director of Housing Assets and Delivery at mark.crane@walthamforest.gov.uk

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1180
  • Published: Sat 13/07/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: AD £89,630 - £101,315
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed