New interim director for Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities

Pinaki Ghoshal, Executive Director for Families, Children & Learning has been appointed as the council’s interim Executive Director for Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities. He will start in post from early November.  

Permanent post recruitment

The recruitment process has started for the permanent Executive Director for Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities. The post is already being promoted online and more adverts will be published soon. Final interviews are taking place in early December. The successful candidate is expected to take up post in Spring 2020. 

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Continuity and commitment

Geoff Raw, Chief Executive, said about the appointment: “Pinaki has been a committed and well respected member of the Executive Leadership Team since 2013, and has impressive knowledge and understanding of our organisation and the priorities of the Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities directorate. His interim appointment brings welcome continuity and an exciting opportunity for members of the Families, Children & Learning directorate management team (DMT) to step up as Acting Executive Director.”

Priorities and support

Pinaki Ghoshal said: “I’m delighted to be working with my colleagues from the Housing, Neighbourhoods & Communities directorate management team, and all their staff. I’m looking forward to leading this directorate to deliver our ambitious priorities on homelessness, in-sourcing our housing responsive repairs and maintenance contract, emergency planning, strategies on community safety, the Third Sector, the early work on Pride 2020 planning, as well as the day to day support we provide the city’s communities.

“I know that the Families, Children & Learning directorate will be left in good shape under the leadership of the dedicated management team, and I will enjoy working with the new Acting Executive Director for Families, Children & Learning.”

We are working with the Families, Children & Learning DMT to confirm acting up arrangements and staff will be updated soon. Pinaki will continue to support the FCL directorate during the interim period.