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Strategic Director, Housing, Communities and Environment

Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils
Guildford, Surrey
Up to £127,850
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

Job Details

Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils are unified in their focus on providing more sustainable services for residents. Our new chief executive joined us in February to evolve the partnership further and faster and ensure our residents and sovereign councils are sustainable and focused. The boroughs of Guildford and Waverley in Surrey are rich in history, with vibrant economies and stunning natural landscapes. They are also hugely diverse areas with prosperous communities alongside others needing more support. We are collectively responsible for 10,000 homes and strive to provide our communities with the right support and services, and to create places that improve outcomes for our residents


We are passionate about delivering high-quality services and building stronger communities and we are looking for exceptional candidates with a strong track record of corporate and housing leadership, to help shape and support our communities and places and build sustainable frontline service delivery.


Reporting directly to the Chief Executive you will be part of the senior leadership team and work collaboratively with colleagues across organisational boundaries and with external partners, you will make a major contribution to drive the development of council services and improving the quality of life for both Guildford and Waverley residents. You will lead on key services:




You will help us deliver excellence to our communities and tenants across our portfolio of 10,000 properties, ensuring high standards across our properties, and ensuring they are safe, well maintained and sustainable. The role has accountability for our homelessness and rough sleeping support function, as well as providing a client role for the Housing Revenue Account and the housing delivery programme.




You will promote inclusion and diversity within the borough, working closely in partnership with our communities and ensuring their engagement and input into identifying solutions to make the boroughs a brilliant place to live, work and do business.




You will champion our commitment to become net zero-zero carbon boroughs by 2030 and will work with our partners and communities to achieve this goal together. It also has responsibility for our environmental services, including waste collection, parks and open spaces, bereavement services and fleet services.


For further information go to: or contact our retained consultants at Penna: Rachael Morris on 07840 711217, Priyesh Bhadressa on 07548 108176 and Julie Towers on 07764 791736.


Closing Date: 23rd June 2024


To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


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