Private Sector Housing and Adaptations Manager

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 7 (£42,605 - £47,417) per annum
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 24/11/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: RCET0179AL

We are looking for a Private Sector Housing and Adaptations Manager to be responsible for the planning, coordination and delivery of private sector housing services across Medway by commissioning or direct provision. 

You will manage, coordinate and develop the strategic direction of the Private Sector Housing and Adaptations Team to ensure quality service delivery and value for money and operate using the fully range of legislative powers available. The post holder will represent the service in liaising with both internal and external agencies, senior officers and elected members where appropriate. 

You will be responsible for developing policies, strategies and projects in relation to interventions in respect of private sector housing and adaptations assistance in Medway. 

To lead, support and manage the Private Sector and Adaptations Team and ensure that sufficient capacity is available to deliver services and approved programmes. 

Assisting the Head of Housing Services, as a member of the Strategic Housing Service Management Team, in the delivery of the housing strategy and other relevant strategies. 

To manage and direct the day to day work of the service including community engagement education and enforcement. 

To work closely with and assist the Head of Housing Services in the development and implementation of the council housing services. To provide a coordinated approach to assisting other sections of the directorate, other directorates and other agencies in the delivery of housing services. 

To work with colleagues and partners in identifying, developing and implementing area based renewal strategies. 

To work pro-actively with health and social care services to deliver effective use of the Disabled Facilities Grant to meet strategic objectives 

To ensure that equal opportunities issues are taken into account in all service decisions and policies. 

To be responsible for budget monitoring.


In return we offer you:  

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme


Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.


We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.


If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Mark Breathwick, Head of Housing on 01634 333540.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.


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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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