Head of Private Sector Licencing – Lewisham Council Jobs

Website Lewisham Council

Job Description:

It’s an exciting time to join us. Lewisham is a fantastic place to live, work and visit – we have ambition, passion and a huge amount of potential. Our people are passionate, engaging and diverse. We have strong communities, and we are proud of how welcoming we are as the UKs first Borough of Sanctuary.  It’s also a challenging time for us, with significant financial pressure and increasing demand for our services. We are meeting this challenge head on, with a radical and bold change agenda underway across the organisation. We want to ensure that our residents and communities can benefit from, and contribute to, London’s future prosperity.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Director of Housing, the Head of Private Sector Licencing and Home Improvement will lead a newly restructured service area, providing strategic direction for the Council’s property licensing and enforcement function, and housing improvement and assistance service.
  • This is an area of the division with big ambition, as we look to expand our property licencing schemes and increase our impact for residents.
  • Managing a service of up to 100 staff the post-holder will lead our ambitions to work proactively within the private rented sector to drive up standards and safety for Lewisham’s residents.
  • With expertise in the legal framework of regulation and licensing, you’ll be at the forefront of operationalising our new licensing scheme
  • Will maximise their impact through innovative new approaches to engaging with our residents.
  • You will also be responsible for utilising a home assistance grant of £2million a year to support our most vulnerable residents to live in safe and secure homes from which they can live independent lives.

Job Requirements:

  • We’re looking for a strategic and inspirational leader, communicator and manager who can demonstrate strong experience of delivering an operational income-generating service
  • Ideally with a background in commercial or regulatory services and enforcement. If you are excited by the challenge, we want to hear from you.

Job Details:

Company: Lewisham Council

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Forest Hill, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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