Assistant Director Asset Management & Improvement

England, West Midlands, Birmingham
£700 - £800 per day
Closing date
24 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Asset & Facilities Management
Business Type
Public Sector
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Job Purpose

The Assistant Director will be a systems and strategic leader with responsibility for all aspects of compliance in relation to the stock and to improving council housing in line with legislative requirements and council strategy e.g. in relation to net zero carbon. The Assistant Director provides high level professional advice to the Council and Cabinet Members on the service areas within the brief and leads on systems change to improve the stock and outcomes for tenants.

Corporate Responsibilities

To lead the service's contribution to the delivery of the Corporate Plan and other relevant strategic plans (e.g. Climate Change Strategy, Regeneration Strategy), being accountable for Housing related performance indicators target setting and monitoring. To actively lead and participate in corporate working groups and transformation projects, bringing individual expertise and a commitment to work with other services to achieve targets set within the Council's Corporate Plan or set by the Council Executive. To manage the budgets allocated to the post (c£70m) in accordance with the Council's agreed priorities, financial regulations and accounting instructions. To deliver agreed outcomes and performance targets on time and within budget, in accordance with the Council's Financial Regulations and Procedures and Contract Procedures Rules.

Specific Responsibilities

To lead and manage the Capital Investment and Repairs and Maintenance services to deliver high quality and cost effective services that meets customer's expectations, provide value for money and drive continuous improvement. To lead the development of policies, strategies and plans for investment in the council housing stock and ensure compliance with existing and emerging legislation. To lead on ensuring compliance with the Regulator's requirements, working with the Director and Housing Management to ensure preparedness for new requirements and inspection regimes. To develop and maintain accurate stock conditions data and understanding of property liabilities and ensure appropriate intervention is taken to address risks to tenants and the council. To take lead responsibility for the development and implementation of investment in the stock to ensure the council's objectives are met, including safety and net zero carbon requirements

General Responsibilities

To be an advisor to the Council, Cabinet and Leadership Team on all matters relating to service provision within the areas of responsibility including the preparation and presentation of reports, ensuring that all decisions are evidenced and supported by sound technical principals. To work closely with the Director in establishing, agreeing and monitoring operational targets for service delivery and manage performance of the service and the employees for whom the post holder is responsible. Undertake employee relations/supervisory responsibilities as set out in the Council's HR Policy documentation. To jointly lead on the delivery, review and monitoring of the Housing Revenue Account 30 year Business Plan, with specific responsibility for stock conditions, stock investment and major works. To be responsible and accountable for the delivery of services within the brief, which demonstrates clear ownership of the agenda, continuous improvement and excellence of service. To develop service policies and activities which ensure proactive communication, consultation and involvement of tenants, partners and employees. To be responsible for the efficient utilisation of staffing resources within the service to include the implementation of the Council's policies and procedures relating to employment and relevant legislation.

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