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Director of Housing and Residential Growth

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Housing & Property Services

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £70000 - £100000 per annum + competitive

  • Consultant:

    Tiffany Biddle

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Director of Housing and Residential Growth

Location: Manchester

Salary: £70k - £100k +

Length of role: 3-6 months full time, temporary

Our client, an innovative and fast growing organisation who provides affordable housing and charitable care services across Manchester, is currently recruiting for a Director of Housing & Residential Growth to join their team on a full time, temporary 3-6 month basis.

They are seeking to recruit a Director of Housing who will lead and motivate the Executive Team to make a significant, measurable and effective personal contribution to the organisation and its subsidiaries, ensuring that it is well positioned to achieve its vision, current and future business, operational plans and performance targets.

The successor to this role will provide professional and effective leadership to the Housing function, ensuring that the organisation meets, or exceeds, all its statutory, regulatory, legal requirements, and demonstrates best practice.

You will ensure the client delivers excellent quality, flexible and customer focused services which demonstrate value for money, innovation, and continuous improvement.

The main focus is to secure new commercial development, attract inward investment and secure employment growth, along with delivering the client's Residential Growth Strategy and Housing Affordability Plan which seeks to underpin the city's economic growth. The management of the clients land and property assets to promote growth is closely aligned with the management of the

City Council's operational and investment estates.

The Director of Housing and Residential Growth strategically manages and leads the housing and residential growth functions for the Strategic Development Directorate.


The housing teams support the development and implementation of the housing

strategy across the City, in particular the overall supply including numbers, tenures,

affordable housing and supported housing.

This includes the lead responsibility for the following tasks:

  • Establishing planning frameworks to guide and co-ordinate development


  • Work with the Registered Housing providers to enable them to deliver the City

Councils housing and neighbourhood priorities;

  • Management of the statutory housing register and oversee the allocations

policy implementation through Manchester Move;

  • Management of a range of housing related services through contract

management, in particular housing PFIs through various partnership


  • Management the residential loan portfolio and the housing capital programme,

including funding for disabled adaptations across the City;

  • Support to the empty homes programme.

Residential Growth:

The Residential Growth Team works to ensure the supply of new, good quality

housing in line with the City's Residential Growth Strategy. The team provides the

key input into a number of collaborations and partnerships that seek to deliver

residential growth.

This includes the lead responsibility for the following tasks:

  • Establishing planning frameworks to guide and co-ordinate development


  • Establishing and implementing land assembly strategies to create

development opportunities;

  • Devising and implementing strategies to utilise the Council's and other public

sector partner's land assets to bring development forward;

  • Identifying and appointing private sector partners to deliver key schemes -

putting in place development agreements; lease agreements and clear

performance targets as appropriate;

  • Targeting government funding programmes and loan facilities on priority


  • Working with partners and communities to devise and develop 'place-making'

strategies to create neighbourhoods where people will choose to live, work

and invest.

If you believe that you are well-suited to the role of Director of Housing, please apply. For additional information please contact Tiffany Biddle at Sellick Partnership.

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