Leadership roles

Working for Better Homes

Director, Regeneration

We want to be London’s best local authority, delivering excellent services and tackling inequality through innovative regeneration programmes.

We’re seeking a new Director, Regeneration, to continue the important work of our award-winning regeneration team. Our in-house, direct delivery housebuilding programme will deliver 2,000 homes by 2022, with funding and political commitment secured for thousands more. Rather than just talking about building, we’re actually doing it, completing large-scale regeneration projects and infill development rooted in a social purpose. Add our Woodberry Down Programme – Europe’s biggest single-site estate regeneration – and our ambition is clear.

But we’re not just building homes. Our Better Renting campaign is regulating Hackney’s growing private rented sector. Our dedicated policy team has successfully campaigned for national reform, establishing our position as a thought-leader in London. With investment and private development transforming our borough, a renewed focus on place shaping in our town centres is essential to delivering new jobs, skills and opportunities.

If you can match our passion and ambition with extensive capital delivery experience and a track-record of building homes at scale, this leadership position at Hackney Council could be the role for you.

To apply and for more information, visit: https://www.hackneyleadership.com/

For more information contact recruitment advisers, Tim Hills and Penny Ransley on 0113 205 6085 for an informal conversation.

Head of New Build Property Management

Salary, £61,515 – £63,630 (PO12)

Fixed Term/Secondment Opportunity until 31 March 2021

Our regeneration work has been central to the overall success of the borough. Our in-house, direct delivery approach has successfully delivered housing projects from a cross-subsidised programme. We’ve already built more than 900 homes ourselves – acting as our own developer, on our own land. We’ll complete 2,000 homes using this approach between 2018 and 2022, with funding, political commitment and stable governance in place to deliver thousands more in the coming years. By acting as our own developer, on our own land, we’ll continue to manage new homes long into the future. An innovative, challenging and exciting approach. As well as building modern, high-quality homes, we’re determined that residents moving into them get the first-class service that they deserve, recognising the unique handover and defect management needs of our tenants and leaseholders living in new-build properties. Delivering this successfully is crucial to the Council’s long-term reputation.

You will lead a new build team, created to ensure the efficient and effective handover and management of newly built properties from our Regeneration team into our Housing Services team. We require someone with exceptional stakeholder management skills, who will help to make a difference to the lives of residents moving into their new homes. You will work tirelessly to ensure that all reported defects have been resolved and that the properties are adequately maintained. You will have experience of working with contractors and knowledge of construction and development process.


Tim Shields, Chief Executive

“Hackney is London’s most diverse and dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital’s finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek leaders with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.”