Vacancy Details

Service Manager - Housing Development

Epping Forest District Council - Service Manager
£57,500 - £59,626 (plus market supplement of up to £10,000)
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
24/04/2019 at 00:59
Epping Forest District Council - Service Manager

About the Role

Epping Forest District Council aim to deliver affordable housing for all our residents across the area. The Service Manager of Housing Development will play a crucial role in achieving this goal.

As part of the management spine in the council’s housing service, you will manage a staff and resource budget of up to £500,000. You will lead the facilitation of increased affordable housing within the District by housing associations, developers and landowners and manage the delivery of the Housebuilding Programme.
However, this role does not only cover the council’s house stock. You will also work in partnership and negotiate with private sector developers to get the best outcomes for the council and its communities.
With a housing budget responsibility between £5-10 million, you will help procure value for money across the organisation, handling construction contracts while ensuring houses are built on time and on budget.

About You

Dealing with a range of complex housing projects, you will need to be a natural leader with a wealth of management expertise across large-scale projects. This could include any management or project management qualifications that you have attained.
While you do not necessarily need to come from the public sector, experience working on construction related projects is essential. You will also need to be able to form good working relationships with a range of stakeholders, members of the public and politicians in order to achieve results that benefit everyone.
If you are looking for an opportunity lead some of the most exciting housing development projects in the country and help shape the council, this is the perfect role for you.

About Us

Epping are a financially strong council that are committed to investing in its communities and housing infrastructure. We are one of the only local authorities that build our own council houses and 100% of our housing stock is rated at a decent home standard.
Based in our offices in Epping town, you will be located in one of Essex’s most scenic areas, whilst also having access to great transport links into London and beyond, including the central line and M11.
You will also enjoy the benefits of working for a council with a strong record for training and developing great leaders throughout their senior teams. Joining an organisation that prides itself on being able to constantly modernise and transform its services, you’ll be able to adopt flexible ways of working that allow you to thrive and work to the best of your ability.

Application Process

We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible, so we just ask that you complete our online application form providing further information against a couple of specific questions.
You are also welcome to attach your CV to further support your application.
For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke at JGP, our retained consultants, on 020 7427 8255 or email

For more information about the projects and teams, please visit our microsite


How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed