Leadership Recruitment

Chair of Homes and Neighbourhood Improvement Board

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Kirklees Council
£500 per day
Closing date:
23rd March
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
10am Thursday 23rd March 2023
Technical interviews
Between the 30th March and 14th April 2023
Final Interviews
w/c 17th April 2023


We are Kirklees…are you?

Kirklees is firmly focused on the future. Our vision is to create a district with a strong, sustainable economy that offers a great quality of life to its residents – leading to thriving communities, growing businesses and high prosperity. Now is an exciting time of improvement and transformation for our housing provision, with an ambitious journey to invest in our service, safety, sustainability, alongside our need to build more affordable homes.  

We are now seeking to strengthen our Homes & Neighbourhood Improvement Board, by appointing an exceptional, innovative Chair to lead a steadfast vision to serve our tenants and provide a ‘world class’ service aligned to the corporate values of Kirklees Council. You will have credible experience in chairing strategic partnerships, an excellent knowledge of the housing sector, as well as the ability to inspire trust and have the interest of our residents at your heart. With significant operational and management experience in a relevant professional specialism, you will be able to inspire and influence change, evaluate risk and a provide a considered roadmap of the future landscape for housing across Kirklees.  

You will work closely with Elected Members and provide assurance to the Cabinet that the Board is run in a legal and regulatory compliant manner, therefore an understanding of governance arrangements and financial complexities associated within local authority settings would be desirable.  

This is 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. You will thrive in a high support - high challenge environment, relying on your judgement to make informed decisions whilst ensuring a collegiate and engaged contribution from all members of the Board.

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  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Gary Evans
07809 195 593
Rebecca Hopkin
07827 098 173
Alex Hayes
0113 205 6109
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