Executive Recruitment

Service Director, Housing, Compliance and Traded Services

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Gateshead Council
£80,910 to £98,884 (TBC)
Closing date:
17th November
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Sunday 17th November 11:59
Long List
Thursday 21st November
Preliminary Interview
w/c 25th November
Short Listing
Tuesday 3rd December
Final Panel
Wednesday 11th December


We want Gateshead to be a place where everyone thrives

Gateshead Council has an enviable reputation as a stable and well-run authority.  We also know it’s a great place to live and work, indeed The Guardian’s ‘Best places to live rankings’ place Newcastle Gateshead at number one in the UK.  We have ambitious plans to make the borough even better.

Over the next 20 years we are looking to continue to transform Gateshead.  We have a huge amount of potential in terms of our regeneration and development plans, but we are also aware of the need to develop a very different approach if we are to truly meet the challenges ahead and respond to the fast-changing needs of our communities and businesses.

In essence - we need to become more responsive, proactive and flexible – and ‘business as usual’ simply won’t cut it anymore.  That is why we have introduced a new senior management structure, but more importantly a new culture based upon our Thrive agenda which focuses on delivery and outcomes – to the direct benefit of our residents.  A vital part of our transformation journey is the recruitment of a Service Director – Housing, Compliance and Traded Services who will play a crucial role in the council’s next chapter.

Housing is an important area for Gateshead, with its contribution to so many wider determinates of health and well-being.  This is a new role that will work closely with our ALMO and lead on the delivery of all housing management, strategy and compliance, as well as neighbourhood services and traded services.  You will most likely have senior housing, commercial or neighbourhood services experience, but what will be vital will be your flexible and determined leadership, creativity and collaborative approach as we determine the best way to deliver a great service for our residents. 

To contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, please call either Luke Judd on 0113 205 6077 or Paddy O'Hara on 0113 205 6098.

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How To Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Luke Judd
0113 205 6077
Padraig O'Hara
0113 205 6098
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