Join our team

Local Space is an innovative and dynamic social landlord with charitable status that is dedicated to delivering affordable and quality social housing to people on lower incomes, to help them improve their quality of life. This is an exciting time for us as we progress our development ambitions to acquire 800 homes by 2020 – this is significant growth in the number of homes we own. At the heart of this is our desire to develop a culture of employee engagement and high performance that reflects our values in the services we provide.

We are an Investors in People (IIP) organisation and reaccredited against the 6th generation IIP standard, achieving Silver status in March 2019. The new standard provides a deeper assessment on how organisations are doing as people orientated organisations that can successfully deliver against their objectives.

We are commited to equality and diversity in valuing our staff, tenants and residents, and work hard to create a friendly and responsive working environment.

When you join our team you can expect:

  • modern offices a short walk from Stratford station, Westfield Shopping Centre and a variety of health clubs including Gymbox and the newly built Atherton Leisure Centre
  • good employee pension scheme
  • life assurance (for those who are not members of the pension scheme)
  • we provide a healthcare cash back scheme run by BHSF (includes money off dental care, discounted gym membership and much more)
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 28 days after two years’ service and 30 days after five years’ service, in addition to public and bank holidays
  • eye tests
  • support for professional qualifications (after one year service)
  • immediate access to our online e-learning tool to support staff and managers in up-dating their skills and knowledge at their convenience
  • self-service access to your data and modern ways of working

Current Vacancies

Chief Executive

Stratford, London | Up to £140,000 plus benefits

Local Space is a dynamic and growing organisation that combines financial strength and partnership working to provide homes for those in greatest need. We own 2,400 homes, mainly in the east end of London, the majority of which give homeless people a place to live; the remainder meet housing need for keyworkers, most of whom work in the public sector.

As a leading developing housing association, we have both an innovative business model and ambitious growth aspirations; all underpinned by our AA- credit rating from S&P Global Ratings and G1 V1 ratings from the Regulator of Social Housing.

We’re on the next stage of our exciting journey where the focus will be on improving our customers’ experience and ensuring that digitalisation of our infrastructure brings enhanced outcomes in service delivery and efficiency.

Our new Chief Executive will take us forward from a position of strength and will be passionate about making a positive difference to people’s lives and communities.  We are looking for an outstanding leader who not only thinks creatively but who can challenge the status quo and bring strong commercial and customer focus to our business.

You will be joining a fast-paced environment with an experienced team so agility, determination, and resilience are essential. Possessing inspirational leadership, strong strategic skills, a proven ability to influence and build effective relationships with all our stakeholders, you will enhance our profile and be comfortable operating in a highly visible role.

For more information and to download the Candidate Briefing Papers please visit our retained consultant’s recruitment portal at

Closing date: 9am Monday 22nd July 2019