Housing Options Service Manager
Do You Have What it Takes to Lead a Housing Options Service?
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
This post is part of the Senior Management Team, in Housing Needs, and will be responsible for leading the Housing Options Team. This is a front line service, which is the first point of contact for homeless families. The service deals with a range of issues including private landlords evicting their tenants, disputes with-in the family, leading to exclusions, domestic abuse, and disrepair issues.
This is a very challenging role, where the demand for affordable housing by far exceeds the supply. The prevention of homelessness is therefore key to resolving housing need.
We are looking for a candidate with potential to provide innovative solutions and who can lead a team to deliver services to vulnerable families to resolve their housing needs.
If you are passionate about the vision and ethos of preventing homelessness and have the skills and commitment to motivate a large team we look forward to receiving your application.
Closing Date: 04 November 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: tbc
This position is only open to current employees of Brent Council or Temporary Agency Workers currently working in Brent Council. External candidates are not permitted to apply for internal only roles. Forwarding ‘internal only’ roles to external candidates may lead to disciplinary action being taken.
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.