Group Director of Housing and Property Management

Salary: £Competitive

Closing date: 6 October 2023

Contract: Permanent

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Location: Glasgow

Organisation: Wheatley Group

Hours: Full time

Contact phone: 07706369273

Report to: Chief Executive Officer

Section: Executive Team

Location: Glasgow

Wheatley Group is Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management organisation. The group offers an award-winning range of services aimed at ‘Making Homes and Lives Better’ for over 210,000 customers across 19 local authorities in Scotland.

We are looking for a new Group Director to drive our vision and values and make them a reality. With our current Group Director of Housing and Property Management set to retire in early 2024, we have an exciting opportunity for a new person to join our Executive Team and help lead the organisation on our journey to excellence.

You will lead the transformation of the organisation at this crucial stage in our journey to delivering our five-year strategy, ‘Your Home, Your Community, Your Future’. This role will lead our housing and property-management subsidiaries and be responsible for overseeing the leadership of housing, environmental services, community engagement, commercial letting and factoring services.


  • contribute to the strategic management of the organisation, with a clear focus on the future as well as the here and now;
  • develop and deliver housing and commercial services in line with our ‘Your Home, Your Community, Your Future’ strategy;
  • work closely with local and national partners and also stakeholders to deliver on our ambitious targets;
  • report directly to the CEO and Group Boards, with a key focus on delivering significant performance results set out in Wheatley Group’s business plan.

The person:

  • must be operating in a senior leadership role with a proven track record of successfully leading, managing, and developing complex large-scale projects with public/private sector partnerships;
  • must have experience in driving business transformation and creating personalised and innovative services;
  • be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of procuring complex housing/urban programmes or projects of a comparable nature within a public and private sector environment;
  • and be able to engage in local communities and disparate interest groups, with an understanding of the economic, social, physical environmental drivers aligning customer focused services with business priorities.

This position offers an attractive salary, access to various pensions, including local government pension scheme, employee benefits scheme and 28 days’ annual leave + 13 public holidays.

If you are excited by this rare opportunity and share our passion for ‘Making Homes and Lives Better’ then we want to hear from you.

For more information, or to apply, please visit or for an informal discussion, please contact Bill Barkworth on 07706369273 /

Closing date: 6 October 2023

Wheatley Group is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We would welcome applications from underrepresented groups as we want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute their best work and develop their full potential. We celebrate our differences and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities we serve.