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Homelessness prevention manager

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Posted: 19/08/2019
Reference: 765998
Job Type: Contract
Location: Newbury, Berkshire, England (map)
Salary: £27.54 - £27.54
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Job description

Homelessness prevention manager       

Pay rate- £27.54

Location – Newbury

Pay- 8.30 – 5pm (08.30 4.30 Friday)

Long term contract

My client are currently for a role working as a homelessness manager based in Newbury. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the effective day to day management of homelessness prevention services, including housing options, housing-related support, the processing of housing-related grant applications and the management of temporary accommodation.

Key accountabilities

  • To take responsibility for the effective management of the Council’s Gypsy & Traveller site, to include but not limited to, income management, repairs, housing management and enforcement actions.
  • To deal with general correspondence, and draft responses to enquiries and complaints from service users, Councillors’ and MPs’, ensuring that they are accurately recorded and correspondence deadlines are met and to provide information relating to Freedom of Information requests, as appropriate.
  • Assist the Housing Service Manager with the monitoring of all budgets within the Housing Options Service maintaining an accurate record of all expenditure, providing accurate forecasts with specific responsibility for temporary accommodation, Gypsy & Traveller sites, DIYSOs, homelessness prevention, DHP, rolling leases and housing options and advice.
  • To authorise expenditure orders on the Agresso IT system and liaise with Finance to ensure the prompt payment of invoices for the Housing Strategy & Enabling Service, in line with the Council’s Financial Constitution.
  • To provide leadership, direction and supervision for the day-to-day work of direct reports, including regular supervisions and annual appraisals and to ensure the achievement of high standards and targets in all aspects of assessment work through objective-setting, planning and monitoring of staff development.

Knowledge experience and skills.

  • Membership of the CIH
  • Up to date Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) trained
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in managing multi-disciplined teams
  • Experienced at partnership working
  • Experienced in representing organisations in court, both as Claimant and Defendant
  • Knowledge of the welfare reforms  and how they affect different households
  • This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, and therefore the ability to fulfill all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English will be required. Conversing at ease with members of the public (including pupils), providing advice and using any specialist terminology appropriate to the role is essential for the post.

If you are interested in the role please call Courtleigh  on 0117 917 4560.


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