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Head of Housing Services (Assessment and Adaptation)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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Job Title: Head of Housing Services – Assessment and Adaptation

Salary: MG3 £78,593 to £93,507 

Contract: Permanent, Full Time (36 hours)

Location: Richmond and Wandsworth

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced housing professional to manage a variety of housing services across both Richmond-upon-Thames and Wandsworth, as part of the two borough’s near unique shared staffing arrangement (SSA). 

In this role, you will manage two sovereign budgets in the context of two policy and governance frameworks. Effectively, the same role done twice but, on occasion, done differently.


If you are a skilled, supportive and experienced senior manager, with relevant knowledge and expertise, and looking for a new challenge this may well be the role for you.  

Your teams deliver:

  • Homelessness prevention and casework (Richmond only), 
  • Housing Register assessments and demand management, 
  • All Reviews and Appeal activity, 
  • Rough sleeping services and commissioning and 
  • Disability related property adaptations through the Home Improvement Agency. 

A mixed portfolio of housing services needing someone who relishes hard work, demands high standards of themselves and their people. Please note, this role is predominantly office based across our two locations in Twickenham and Wandsworth. 

Contact details:

For an informal discussion please contact Dave Worth - Assistant Director of Housing and Regeneration by email to 

How to apply:

Submit your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria of the person specification in the job profile. 


We offer a generous holiday allowance of 40 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. 

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Sunday 10th March 2024

Shortlisting Date:  Week commencing 11th March 2024

Interview Date: 20th and 21st March 2024

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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