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Housing Strategy Manager - job post

3.8 out of 5
£49,942 - £53,108 a year - Permanent, Full-time
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  • £49,942 - £53,108 a year

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday



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  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme

Full job description

Please note: City of Lincoln Council do not accept CVs.

This role offers an exceptional opportunity to join the Housing Directorate in an ambitious high performing organisation. Join our Housing Strategy team and help lead our forward thinking team which is producing excellent outcomes for the residents of Lincoln.

The post holder will have responsibility for identifying future housing need and enabling delivery of housing to suit those needs, along with the management of neighbourhood working across the city and capturing the voice of the Council’s tenants and residents through high quality consultation with tenants, applicants and residents.

You must possess management experience and have a successful track record in the delivery of high quality services.

You will be qualified to degree level in Housing (or a related subject) and/or have professional membership with the Chartered Institute of Housing.

You must be able to demonstrate continuous personal and professional development and possess highly developed communication skills.

Your strong work ethic and passion for improvement will mean you are a results-driven person who can also motivate your teams.

As someone with management and leadership experience, you’ll understand how to delegate effectively and how to ensure others deliver for you in line with expectations.

Your innovative thinking means you don’t get flummoxed by obstacles – as a problem-solver, you’ll always find a way forward.

Your creativity and the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders will ensure the successful delivery of Housing’s strategic plans.

Key responsibilities:

- To support the Director of Housing and Investment (DHI) and the housing Assistant Directors (AD) in ensuring the Housing Directorate enable the delivery of the City of Lincoln strategic plan.
- To support and assist the DHI and ADs to develop and deliver the Councils Housing Strategy, HRA 30-year business plan and all related strategies and action plans by undertaking research and gathering intelligence from a wide variety of sources.

- To monitor the Housing Strategy and other strategies to ensure delivery and to support to the wider corporate objectives.
Provide members, when required, with advice and counsel on housing strategy and a research function to aid policy development.

- To assist the DHI and the Housing Management team in the identification of opportunities for housing growth across the city (but not limited to), design for tenure, standard for build, and responsive to identified need. Support the commissioning (from MDD) of new build development work and wider strategic initiatives to improve the City’s housing conditions.

- Be an advocate for the council in terms of housing strategy and ensure strong links with internal and external partners, Registered Providers and volume house builders to ensure that the housing needs of all residents and potential residents of the city continue to be met.

- As directed prepare and present reports to both internal and external stakeholders EG Scrutiny, Executive, other Council meetings, stakeholder events, regional and national forums.

- To ensure that effective tenant liaison and involvement is an integral element of all areas of Housing Services provision linking in to policy and strategy development and in accordance with Government legislation.

- To commission, from the Corporate Policy unit, the required Quality and Performance outcomes for the Department in liaison with the departmental management team. To monitor the agreed SLA (or such agreement) and manage outcomes keeping the “SLA” up to date and reflecting departmental need.

- To lead, provide direction and manage the Services staff.

- Assist in the collation and submission of bids for funding which will enable the Council to realise its objectives around the provision of new homes and new strategic housing developments.

- To carry out budget and programme monitoring, regards the above commissions and bids to ensure delivery is secured around strategic housing and new business initiatives.

- To promote and develop the energy efficiency agenda both through new build and wider strategic initiatives, ensure this correlates with the council’s overall objectives and aims.

- To co-ordinate and be integral to the development, delivery of the HRA Business plan and the housing actions contained in the council’s strategic vision.

- To lead on assigned critical council projects and interventions EG Sincil Bank Regeneration.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

- Experience of being a senior member in a strategic housing team or similar role.

- To think creatively and analytically when developing approaches (to consultations, project delivery and solutions to problems).

- Ability to develop and maintain constructive working relationships across teams.

- Ability to make clear decisions on behalf of the service.

- Experience of producing strategic housing policies and procedures.

- Ability to transport self around the City and to occasional meetings inside the City boundary and to attend meetings outside the City.

- A housing related degree level education and/or relevant and demonstrable experience.

- Ability to work with customer and clients from a range of different cultures.

Benefits we offer:

- Flexible working options / Flexi time scheme.

- Generous annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays.

- Local government pension scheme (currently 23.4% employer contribution).

- Employee online discount scheme (including cinema, retail/supermarkets and homeware/tech).

- Health and Wellbeing support.

- Sustainable Travel Options (Tax free bike scheme and discounted City parking).

For an informal discussion, please contact Daren Turner (Strategic Director of Housing & Investment) on 01522 873201.

In order to complete your application, please visit our website. You will find the essential criteria required for the role in the person specification section of the job description, so please ensure you address this in your supporting statement.

All external candidates are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks and a 6-month probationary period.

As a Disability Confident Scheme employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the vacancy.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £49,942.00-£53,108.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Health & wellbeing programme


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

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