Executive Recruitment

About Us

Havering is currently undergoing significant change that will see the face of the borough transformed. We are investing in our borough making it Cleaner, Safer, Prouder, Together.

Spearheaded by the impending introduction of the Crossrail, we’re experiencing a time of momentous growth.

With our developing culture and leisure offer, quick links into London, high quality homes, extensive town centre regeneration programmes and our award-winning parks and open spaces, we want Havering to be the next great place to live, work and visit in London.
Our social care services are no different. We have filled each team with dedicated professionals who work with empathy, sensitivity and determination – placing the needs of the service user at the centre of everything we do.

Needless to say, we take a huge amount of pride in the work that we do. The standards that we hold so dear can only be upheld by the very best people – those with drive, determination and ambition. If this sounds like you, we have no doubt that you’ll fit in well here.

Political Composition

Havering has a total of 54 Councillors elected from 18 wards, each returning 3 Councillors.

Councillors are elected by the community to represent public interest, as well as individuals living within their ward, and to decide how the Council should carry out various functions.

You can view our full list of Councillors here.

The Leader of the Council

The Leader of the Council is elected every four years, following a local election, by all members of the Council.

The Leader’s role is to provide effective political leadership and strategic direction to the Council, to ensure effective Corporate Governance and to ensure that the Council delivers high quality, value for money services.

The Leader appoints a Cabinet of up to nine Executive Members to manage portfolios of services and chairs cabinet meetings to ensure that it achieves its terms of reference.

The Leader liaises closely with and represents the Council to key external stakeholders, such as the NHS, Police, the voluntary sector and local businesses as well as central and London government.

Councillor Damian White is the Leader of the Council.