Crawley Borough Council’s New Senior Manager
Crawley Borough Council has appointed a new senior manager. They welcomed Amanda Kendall from Runnymede Borough Council to her new role as Head of Crawley Homes.
Amanda Kendall took on the role of Head of Crawley Homes from 1st December following a selection process, which included panel interviews with officers and councillors.
She will oversee Tenancy Services, Asset Management, Responsive Repairs, Older Persons Services, Facilities and Projects, the Nuisance and Anti-Social Behaviour Team and the Lifeline and Leasehold Services.
Amanda has 23 years of experience from her time in the housing sector, both in local government and with registered housing providers. She has worked in housing management delivering services and also worked in housing solutions, environment and regeneration and emergency planning.
Before moving to the role, Amanda was the Housing Services Manager at Runnymede Borough Council and was responsible for the operational and strategic management of housing and neighbourhood services.
She was also responsible for driving forward changes to private sector lettings and management of temporary accommodation, transforming income collection, procuring and implementing AI software to ensure targeted income work.
She also lead projects such as: the transformation of older persons housing accommodation, major works and decants, refuse and recycling on housing estates, tenancy support and sustainment, and approaches to housing fraud.
“This is an exciting time to be working in housing with some key reforms expected following the social housing white paper alongside changes to building safety and the climate change agenda. I look forward to working with the team to take forward and deliver on these challenges as well as progressing existing transformation projects.” Amanda Kendall, Head of Crawley Homes, Crawley Borough Council.
“We’re very glad to have Amanda join the team. Housing is one of the council’s most important responsibilities and I’m confident that she will help us to continue to improve and maintain the high standards that we aim to deliver for our residents.” Cllr Peter Lamb, Leader, Crawley Borough Council.