Housing Modernisation & Strategy Manager

Birmingham City Council
Birmingham, UK
£40,221 - £48,474
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Housing Modernisation & Strategy Manager

Fixed Term Contract or Secondment until 31 March 2025

Grade 5 - £40,221 - £48,474 Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review

Working 36.5 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role within the Council’s Strategic Enabling function. 

We are looking for strategic thinkers who understand the national and local issues impacting the housing landscape and who can be innovative and creative around developing solutions. We are keen to see applicants who have an understanding, or experience of strategy development, and can develop partnerships at a local, national, or regional level.

This particular job opportunity is funded by the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Local Communities through the Supported Housing Improvement Programme  to continue the multi-disciplinary work to improve supported housing provision in the City 

The project focus centres around quality and value for money of provision and working with stakeholders to raise standards and tackle examples of poor practice.   The Council’s Quality Standard Accreditation Scheme is an important and integral element of the commitment of raising standards within exempt accommodation together with the Charter of Rights 

Accommodation within this sector is focused on providing transitional tailored support for vulnerable adults which falls outside of HMO licensing and planning regulations.  The multi-disciplinary team in place includes Supported Exempt Housing Officers, Adult Social Care, Community Safety, Planning and Revenue and Benefits.

You will manage a team of officers who carry out property inspections in keeping with the Housing, Health & Safety Rating System and the 2004 Housing Act.  The team respond to enquiries from citizens and work hand in hand with the partnership team to resolve inadequate service provision

You should be confident in analysing information from a range of sources and preparing related reports. Having a good knowledge of property standards will be a distinct advantage as well as established successful experience of managing people and projects.  You will also need to have experience of working under pressure, meeting deadlines and be able to work under their own initiative.  

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.

Closing date 8 December at 23.59  

Interviews will take place on 18 and 19 December

Ref: BCC1761

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) would be required to hold a relevant Visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

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Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.

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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU
United Kingdom

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