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Operations Manager (Housing Services)

Department:
Customer Fulfilment
Location:
Aylesbury
Salary Details:
£53,040 - £56,892
Advertising End Date:
25 Jul 2019
About The Role
Operations Manager (Housing Services) 
 

Aylesbury Vale District Council are looking for a motivated and ambitious Operations Manager.

This role is based in Housing, but the most important thing is that you are a great people manager who can lead, motivate and inspire a team of experts to achieve high levels of performance. You will be a dedicated and highly capable people manager, looking to work in a forward thinking and challenging Housing environment. You will be working in a senior role alongside experienced team managers and other professional staff at all levels. We will also expect you to bring fresh ideas for service delivery and the drive to implement them.

As an experienced and highly skilled manager, you will be comfortable working under pressure to analyse data, processes and performance and implement necessary change. You will provide expert level management support to a large professional team, and be part of the leadership team within Housing Services and the wider authority, implementing an ambitious strategic vision.

You will bring a wealth of experience of working on large and complex change and transformation projects, and being able to demonstrate commercially-minded behaviours is as critical to this role as your expertise and knowledge of people and process management. You will ultimately be the champion of the customer experience, helping to shape our service delivery, and be part of a committed and hard working team. 

While experience of working in a Housing environment would be an advantage, it is not essential and we would encourage applications from anyone with relevant experience working in a leadership role within a service based legal framework. Experience of operating in a political environment, subject to a high level of scrutiny, would also be an advantage.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact Peter Brown, Group Manager for Regulatory Services at pbrown@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk.

For full details about the role, please click on the Role Profile tab.

On 01 November 2018, it was announced by the government that the five councils in Buckinghamshire will become a single unitary authority in April 2020.  Any changes made to the structure of local authorities in the county may affect council employees in the future.  Therefore, the five councils have agreed to restrict applications to this position to current employees of the five councils for a period of 14 days from 11th July to 25th July. External candidates are welcome to submit their application at any point; however, if a current employee applies during this 14 day period, their application will be assessed prior to the council considering applications from external candidates.

Please note that we only consider applications made via our website.

About You

Customer focus & insight – You will ensure that our customers are the driving force behind everything that we do by having a strong commercial focus.  You will provide excellent customer service, delivering value to all our customers.

Delivering results – You will be accountable and aware of what our customers need.  At every opportunity you will look for ways to continually improve the service provided to our customers, working within financial constraints.

Maximising personal potential – You are constantly looking to develop and challenge yourself, maximising  your personal potential and that of others. You will create opportunities and act with integrity to empower yourself and others, to be the best they can be. 

Building effective relationships – You will collaborate and build valuable relationships, internally and externally, to ensure the success of AVDC, by actively listening and communicating clearly with everyone you interact with. 

Innovating and adapting to change – You are forward thinking and solution focused,  you are confident working  with others to create, develop and implement new ideas.

About Us

AVDC is at the forefront of changing the way that local authorities work in the future. The council is a multi-award winning and highly successful authority that recognised that local government funding was set to change for good. We have adopted a more commercial approach where we strive to generate income streams and find more cost effective ways of operating. Achieving our goal of being 100% in the cloud we calculate has saved us £6m over five years.

Our vision is to secure the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the area. Our aim is to create more business opportunities, so that ultimately we can ‘give back’ to the community.

We pride ourselves on offering a fantastic, family friendly place to work. We promote flexible working with many opportunities for learning and development, along with an attractive benefits package. We have a state of the art head office at The Gateway, with easy access and free parking.

As an ambitious council with a strong culture based on clearly defined values, underpinned by a commercial behavioural framework, we are looking for enthusiastic, commercially-minded, motivated people to be part of our team.