About the Role
To lead and supervise the Homeless Prevention Officers and the Housing Register work stream. In this fast-paced role you will ensure the Homeless Prevention and Housing Register Service meets the statutory duties of the council and ensure that they are delivered in a clear and transparent way in line with best practice and the Housing legislative framework. The role is wide and varied providing plenty of challenge, whilst working with a supportive and friendly Housing team.
About the Person
You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be a good team player and be able to work on your own initiative. A commitment to providing high standards of customer service, with the skill and discipline to deliver this across a varied workload and to work to deadlines, are essential.
We are looking for a positive, supportive, flexible, and innovative individual that can engage well with staff and members of the public and ideally have good staff management skills.
You will have an excellent knowledge of Parts VI and VII of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended) and contribute to the successful implementation and performance of the Homelessness Strategy.
You will work collaboratively with other partners including housing associations, police, social services, substance treatment agencies and other relevant stakeholders.
In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.
We will provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including annual ‘Better’ leisure centre membership, local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and childcare vouchers.
For an informal discussion about the role contact: Trevor Woolvet, Housing Needs Manager on 01737 276368. Email: Trevor.Woolvet@reigate-banstead.gov.uk
We are proud to support the guaranteed interview schemes for those meeting the essential criteria for the role, under the Disability Confident employer scheme for disabled candidates, and the ‘Veteran’s scheme’ for ex-armed forces candidates.
Values and Behaviours
Our great working environment and the values and behaviours of every individual and team in the Council, help to evolve the culture of our organisation to become more commercial, innovative and embracing of change. Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation.