Location: St Basil's - West Midlands
Salary: £57,088 - £62,228
Posted: 2 weeks ago
Contract: Full Time

Director of Housing

St Basils works with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and we help almost 4,000 young people each year.

We operate across the whole West Midlands region, with specific services in Birmingham, Coventry, Evesham, Leamington Spa, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Wyre Forest. We provide a range of outreach, advice, support, accommodation, employability and engagement services to help young people regain the stability they need to rebuild their lives, gain skills, confidence and employment and move on. The aim is to help them successfully break the ‘cycle of homelessness’ so that they can go on to experience a bright, fulfilling future and never return to a state where they are at risk of homelessness again.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join us as our new Director of Housing, which we describe as a ‘strategic doing’ job. What does that mean in practice? Well, you’ll have important strategic and operational responsibilities, including oversight of our whole housing function; relational management, both internally and externally, including strategic and operational partnerships. You’ll keep our portfolio under review, and ensure we’re offering a well-balanced mix of housing, including move-on options. But you’ll also be accountable for ensuring we deliver an excellent day-to-day housing and landlord service. You’ll design and implement a best-in-class asset strategy, including acquisition and disposal as well as planned and responsive maintenance work.

Candidates should bring extensive senior experience of delivering the full range of housing services to a high standard, including planning and strategy. A sophisticated grasp of safeguarding and working with young adults would be a distinct advantage. You should share our vision for changing lives, and be able to lead and inspire teams to achieve outstanding performance, despite resource constraints.

For a confidential conversation, please contact our retained consultant at ema, Ian Robertson, on 07947 126329. Closing date: 12 July 2024.

Ian Roberts EMA Consultancy

Ian Robertson

Executive Director

01926 887272