Executive post

Cabinet Member for Housing Management and Modernisation


To be responsible for the housing portfolio, including housing management, community housing services, homelessness and sheltered housing, housing allocations, the housing investment programme and leasehold management. To work closely with the Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Adult Care regarding the housing needs of vulnerable adults and to work closely with the Leader and with the Cabinet Member for Social Regeneration, Great Estates and New Council Homes with regard to delivering the long-term housing stock strategy, 11,000 new council homes and more at London Living Rent.


To deliver the council’s corporate modernisation programme to transform the way it works – to secure savings, improve customer services and deliver value for money for local residents and businesses. To ensure excellence in customer service for our residents.


The cabinet member will have particular responsibility for:


·  delivering the long-term housing stock strategy

·  relationships with tenants and residents associations

·  housing asset strategy including delivering a quality kitchen and bathroom for every council tenant

·  meeting tenant and leaseholder expectations of major works contracts

·  housing services

·  housing allocations

·  community housing including homelessness and sheltered housing

·  housing repairs, and working with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Brexit to bring services in-house

·  engaging with council tenants and leaseholders (with the Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Equalities and Communities)

·  My Southwark Homeowners Service

·  rehousing arrangements as part of major regeneration projects

·  quality of estate environment including repairs, cleaning and pest control (with Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and the Climate Emergency, and the Cabinet member for Social Regeneration, Great Estates and New Council Homes)

·  lettings policy and policy on illegal subletting and estate security

·  voids turnaround

·  the Ledbury Estate

·  corporate IT

·  customer services – including face to face, telephone and digital services

·  accessible travel including the Freedom Pass

·  human resources

·  shared services, service delivery modernisation

·  developing and delivering a more efficient, effective and sustainable council

·  facilities management.


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