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)
  • self-service access to your data and modern ways of working

Current Vacancies

Director of Finance

Up to 115k

Local Space is no ordinary housing provider, and we provide a unique contribution to tackling the capital’s housing challenges.We purchase and refurbish housing. This enables a range of East London local authorities to provide options for people who would not be served via the traditional council waiting list. Our housing offer provides greater tenure security and better value for money.

Our new Director of Finance needs to be comfortable working in a commercial environment within a strong social values framework. You will have a senior track record in finance, as well as an accounting qualification, but we are putting equal emphasis on your people skills. Bringing enthusiasm and innovation, you will support and inspire the finance team to provide flexible and responsive services to the rest of the business. With the highest S&P rating, we have a sound plan for further growth. Our Board and executive team are looking forward to welcoming a new colleague who will want to contribute in further shaping our ambition as we continue to realise our potential.  We are moving forward, and this could be the ideal role for your career progression too.

We greatly value operating in one of the country’s most diverse areas, and welcome candidates from all backgrounds.
Contact Gera Patel for an informal discussion on 020 3434 0990, or you can download a job pack from Closing date: 26 February 2020 at 12 noon.

Head of Operations


Are you committed to improving quality-of-life for customers? We at Local Space are, and we know that the best way we can achieve that is to provide people with a home they can be proud of and deliver cutting-edge services that are a pleasure to use. That’s why we’ve tripled the size of our kitchen & bathroom replacement programmes and are making a major investment in the development of our repairs and online services over the next 5 years.

If you’re a champion of the customer experience, are comfortable driving the development of digital services and have experience of leading housing, property and/or asset management services we want to meet you.

The Head of Operations leads our Asset Management & Housing teams. They are responsible for the day to day delivery of our responsive repairs, planned maintenance, statutory compliance, tenancy management, estate management, arrears recovery, allocations, lettings, tenant involvement and social & economic regeneration services.

For further information and to apply online, please follow this link. If you have any queries about the role please contact Closing date: 2 March 2020 at 9am