Job Description


Housing, Health and Wellbeing

Salary NS15: £43,857 rising to £45,859 per annum



Newark and Sherwood has a lot to be proud of; a captivating history, beautiful countryside, characterful market towns, world renowned businesses and an enviable location at the crossroads of the country’s transportation network. As a small district council with a large land footprint we are responsible for over 5,500 council houses and associated community venues. 

The recently formed Housing, Health and Wellbeing Directorate are looking to complete their new management structure with individuals who are passionate about providing excellent services, forward thinking and commercially minded to take forward a high performing service to ensure our homes are fit for now and meet the demands of the future.

We’re looking for a suitably qualified, professional and experienced individual to support the Housing & Estates Business Manager to lead, manage and deliver the effective performance and overall direction of the following aspects of housing services function including: tenancy and estate management, housing options, allocations and lettings, supported housing services, tenant consultation and engagement. You will be a vibrant, energetic and responsive individual, and will deputise for the Business Manager as required.

You’ll need significant experience within housing at a managerial level, with extensive knowledge of housing options and allocations being your primary focus.

The successful candidate will be adept at leading a diverse team, working across business units to deliver great services to our tenants and residents that are value for money, informed and shaped by tenant feedback and compliant with sector regulations.  You’ll be an excellent communicator who is able to work to strict deadlines and manage and motivate the team to work together and make a key contribution in the delivery of our business plans and priorities.

You’ll enjoy the benefits of flexible working, a generous holiday allowance, discounted staff parking and gym membership and a very competitive occupational pension. We’re an ambitious, modern and forward thinking Council and we’re looking for somebody with the same values as ours to join our team.

For more information, please contact Julie Davidson on 01636 655542.

Veterans/family of forces/ex-forces, those in care/care leavers, and candidates who declare a disability (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) will be guaranteed an interview provided they have demonstrated that they meet the essential criteria of the post as detailed in the Person Specification on their application form. 

Closing Date: Wednesday 27 January 2021 – 12 noon.

Occupational Testing: You will be provided with a link to undertake this should you be shortlisted.

Interview: Friday 5 February 2021