Decision details

Approval to extend the Interim role of Assistant Director of Property Services with Tile Hill

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The current Assistant Director of Property is a key member of the Housing Leadership Team, who, in addition to significant operational responsibilities, is overseeing a number of key strategic projects, including the property related aspects of the Housing Transformation Improvement Programme (HTIP) and the re-procurement of the Council’s Repairs and Maintenance contract. This is a key strategic contract for the Council, which will need to ensure we have the right contractors in place to deliver the repairs and maintenance service and the right client function to support and oversee the new contracts.
He is also a key strategic lead for work streams which sit within the Strategic Asset Review Programme.
These projects will have a significant impact on the service the Council provide to our residents and tenants for years to come.
This post is subject to the HTIP Service Redesign. The service had been planning to consult on a new service design in April, with the aim to start a recruitment campaign for leadership posts over the Summer. This consultation is now deferred due to the recent announcement of a statutory inspection of the Housing Service, so will not now take place until the Autumn, when the inspection has been concluded and the regulatory judgement has been published. The service redesign process has now concluded and this confirms that the post will not be further amended or reconfigured as part of the wider service redesign. The plan now is remove the post from the wider redesign implementation and to recruit to it over the Summer. Assuming a successful recruitment exercise, and allowing for a three month notice period, a new post holder could then be in place from January 25, and this would also allow for a handover period.
These timescales would also allow key work with the Strategic Assets Review to be completed and allow time to consider the resources required to support this work going forward.
Importantly, this extension would also maintain service stability during a key period of external corporate scrutiny while a regulatory housing inspection takes place.


To extend the contract for the current Assistant Director of Property through to January 2025 with Tile Hill.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 -
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Publication date: 18/04/2024

Date of decision: 18/04/2024

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