Housing Solutions Manager

Client: London Borough of Havering

Location: Havering / Hybrid Working

Salary: Grade 10 - £51,717- £55,980 pa

Closing date: Monday, 10 October 2022 11:30

Havering Council

Housing Solutions Manager

Grade 10 - £51,717- £55,980 pa

Hybrid working available

(The post is 36 hours per week, full time permanent.)

Are you looking for a new career opportunity in a fast developing, forward thinking, evolving environment? The roles are pivotal in leading and driving forward service improvements and new way of working to improve service outcomes. If so, this role might be for you!

You will need:

  • To understand the challenges and complexities around homelessness today, the impact that homelessness has on families and single people, and have a commitment to transforming housing services and reducing homelessness.
  • To lead in developing and implementing homeless prevention initiatives and projects in close liaison with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders to improve service delivery across the homelessness service.
  • To support the Assistant Director of Housing Demand in securing the continuous development, improvement, efficiency and success of the Service as a whole through effective planning, budget management, staff management and governance.

The Housing Demand Service delivers the statutory Housing Advice and Homelessness Prevention Service, Homeless Accommodation, Private Sector Leasing and Housing Choice and Applications. With the implementation of the new Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Strategy 2020-2025 published in September 2020 we have developed bespoke services for people with multiple complex needs including high intensive management supported accommodation which makes this it is a very exciting time to take up this role.

You will lead a team of professionals who operate within the Homeless Reduction Act 2017 as well as the Care Act 2014 and will provide strategic and operational leadership to further enhance the service. We are looking for someone who can provide the vision and direction for how we safeguard people with multiple complex needs to navigate their recovery through a complex support system. 

The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills, with experience of leading and managing change, managers and teams and a proven track record in delivering to stretching targets.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact our retained consultant at Penna, Shivani Poonja on 07709 509 097 or Shivani.Poonja@penna.com.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday 10th October 2022 11.30am

Interviews are planned from w/c 24th October

Additional Information

We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees.

The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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