Link Housing Association - Housing Services Director

Link Housing Association is looking for a new Director of Housing Services who will be responsible for all areas of housing management, advice services and asset planning.  

We have more than 10,000 customers and have ambitious plans to make more of our services available to people who need them most.

Our current Director of Housing Services will be retiring following a long and successful career with Link and as a result we are looking to recruit to this pivotal post.

What’s the role?

The Director of Housing Services is responsible for all areas of housing management, advice services and asset planning. This broad remit will see you working with experienced and knowledgeable colleagues not only within Link Housing Association but also across the whole of the Link group.

Together with the Link Housing Association Board, the Director of Housing Services will ensure Link is at the forefront of delivering excellent services to a wide range of customers. 

What are we looking for in our ideal candidate?

We want to work with people who share our determination to help others and to develop our organisation. We are looking for someone who is recognised as a committed and inspiring leader who goes the extra mile to ensure that customers are at the heart of all we do. 

A sound understanding of the legislative, political, economic, social  and policy environment in which we operate will enable you to be a key player in developing our strategic approach throughout the group - which takes account of the various needs and aspirations of those to whom we deliver services.  

With a clear vision and understanding of exemplary customer service, you’ll use your extensive experience to ensure that our housing and asset management sets a standard of which Link can be proud.

What’s in it for you?

You’ll be presented with interesting (and, at times, complex) issues to consider and navigate.

You will have the opportunity to influence Link’s strategic direction and to help drive our ambition to grow and improve our services.   You’ll be working with like-minded, experienced and committed colleagues to achieve our plans whilst keeping people at the heart of everything we do.   

As Director of Housing Services, you’ll be given the freedom to lead your team of more than 120 colleagues. 

Our impressive remuneration package includes a salary of circa £75,000, access to a ‘defined contribution’ pension scheme (with up to 9% employer contributions), healthcare cash plan and car allowance.

This post is based in our Falkirk Office with regular travel to other Link offices.

What are the next steps?

More information on the role and an application form can be found on our online jobs portal

The closing date for applications is 10 February 2016. First round interviews will be held on 17 February.  Shortlist interviews will be held on 19February 2015.  

If you have any questions or you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Claire Moffat on 0131 624 7809.