Director – Housing and Commercial Development

Trowbridge, Wiltshire
£95,978 - £105,809
09 Nov 2017
01 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full time

Empowering People, Innovation and Collaboration

Wiltshire is a thriving county that enables and positively encourages healthy living in strong, inclusive and prosperous communities. We are proud of our heritage and for having a strong community spirit. Over the last decade the council, with its public and voluntary sector partners, has improved people’s lives and helped businesses to develop and relocate in Wiltshire. Looking ahead to the next decade, we plan to continue that success where people in communities come together to support each other, take part in events and activities, and take responsibility for what matters to them 

We have recently agreed a new Business Plan which outlines our priorities and an ambitious programme of work to be carried out over the next 10 years. As part of that planning process we have looked closely at the types of people we will need to deliver our vision, and that review had led to the creation of these exciting new leadership roles.

Getting enough housing in the right places, with jobs nearby, whilst ensuring it is affordable and respecting the environment, requires a careful balance but it remains a crucial success factor in achieving our ambitions to grow our economy.

This post will lead and transform the housing service, taking a creative and dynamic approach to the delivery of housing solutions that are responsive to local need whilst challenging conventional thinking around models of delivery and supply.  The post holder will also look to bring fresh thinking to the management of the Council’s estate as well as being the Council’s lead on developing a commercial strategy and approach across all services.

To find out more visit: or contact Jon Houlihan (0121 644 5702).

Closing Date: 1 December 2017