Welcome to Barking & Dagenham and thank you for your interest in joining our team.
Barking and Dagenham is a New Kind of Council. Over the past four years we have gone through an ambitious transformation programme to ensure we can deliver real change with our community. Although a lot of improvements have been made, resulting in us winning LGC Driving Growth award and Council of Year in 2018 and LGC Entrepreneurial Council of the Year 2019, there is still more to do. This new Kind of Council is not your traditional hierarchical structure rather a grouping of different service delivery units, some inhouse and some wholly owned companies and at the heart of them is the Core.
My Place was set up to contribute to the overall ambition to make a better, fairer and more prosperous Barking and Dagenham; we manage all property, infrastructure and land based assets to meet the Council’s agenda for growth and development supporting the aim of building public engagement and civic pride.
Our new Director of Homes and Assets will lead a broad range of services across housing and leasehold management; strategic asset management; health & safety; highways infrastructure; and FM services. You will work both internally and externally with our key partners to ensure the homes and services we deliver to our residents and communities are first class, and their experience is second to none. Innovation and commercialisation will sit at the heart of this role – we want to drive effectiveness and efficiency throughout this portfolio.
We are looking for a collaborative, energetic and highly motivated leader; someone that pushes the boundaries of what is possible, using your professional skills and expertise to make Barking & Dagenham a better place to live, working and visit.
Barking and Dagenham is an exciting and ambitious authority, we look forward to your application.