Stephen Gabriel - Director of Housing and Communities

Stephen Gabriel

Contact details:

Phone: 01386 565572


Key Responsibilities:

Is responsible for the council’s strategic housing service which includes: Affordable Housing Provision, Private Sector Housing, Homelessness and Housing Services.  He is also responsible for Community Safety, Community Development and Partnership working, Health Improvement, Arts, Sport and Culture.


LLB Law Degree
PG Dip – Urban and Regional Studies
British Sign Language Level 2

Career Information:

Stephen started his career at Birmingham City Council in 1989 as an Administrative Assistant with the careers service. Stephen then moved to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in 2002 and held various roles including – West Bromwich Town Team Co-ordinator, West Bromwich Town Centre Project Director, Service Manager – Housing Strategy and Private Sector Housing, Service Manager – Regulatory Services and Service Manager – Housing Management.

External Roles:

Member of Worcestershire Strategic Housing Partnership
Vice Chair – South Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership
Member of Children & Young Strategic Partnership Board 
Non- Executive Board Member – Accord Housing Association