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Senior Leadership Recruitment

This is a rewarding opportunity to join us and showcase your talent, creativity and determination to deliver excellent services for the community we serve

Dear applicant,

We’re delighted that you are interested in becoming our next Head of Assets and Development and hope that you find the information on our microsite helpful.

Our Vision

Our vision for Kirklees is to be a district that combines a strong, sustainable economy with a great quality of life – leading to thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and low inequality where people enjoy better health throughout their lives.

Homes and Neighbourhoods

The last three years have been busy for Home and Neighbourhoods. Since transferring into the Council, we have focused on our top priority – keeping our tenants, safe.

The delivery of our vision is underpinned by our service strategy which places tenants at the heart of everything we do with investment plans that are focused on driving improvements in the tenants’ experience of our services, the safety of the homes our tenants live in and investment in the quality and sustainability of the housing stock. Our Strategic Priorities for investment in our social housing assets are:

  1. Ensuring a resident focus in our work and improving their experience of services.
  2. Providing safe homes and raising the quality of homes and neighbourhoods.
  3. Delivering effective and efficient repair & maintenance services.
  4. Delivering a new approach to void property maintenance.
  5. Delivering a new approach to planned investment.
  6. Decarbonising homes.
  7. Developing our approach to intelligent and intelligence-led asset management.
  8. Building the right resources to deliver our work.

Head of Assets and Development

With our new housing asset management and investment strategy, adopted by the Council’s Cabinet in March 2023, which is our vision for social housing in Kirklees that will establish and deliver resident-led, high quality housing services. As the Head of Assets and Development you will provide inspirational and visionary leadership to multi-disciplinary teams, of both internal provision and contracted services, providing repairs and maintenance services, asset investment and management, building safety and compliance, and zero carbon initiatives. Facilitating greater coordinated working to deliver a best-in-class service. The role is responsible for developing and implementing relevant strategies, and working in partnership with our contractors to drive service improvement.

This is an exciting time for Kirklees and a rewarding opportunity to join us and showcase your leadership, ambition and determination to deliver excellent housing services for the community we serve.

We are looking for someone who is professionally curious, a strong communicator who can engage with partners, stakeholders and tenants and provide a ‘world class’ service aligned to the corporate values of Kirklees Council.

If you feel that you have the skills and the track record required and can combine this with a real sense of ambition for the service, the council and the borough at this exciting time, we would love to hear from you.

Best wishes

Naz Parkar