Housing Manager

Southwark, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: ABTW31122019C_1577791023
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-12-31
  • Location: Southwark, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-29
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We have an exciting opportunity for a Housing Manager to join the Housing and Modernisation Services in Southwark Council.

Job Purpose:

  • To be senior in rank to Housing Solutions Officers and provide an independent legal review of cases where a customer is dissatisfied with a Councils decision on the allocation of housing
  • To liaise with external partners and carry out statutory review enquiries and proceedings prior to review decisions
  • To ensure that statutory decisions are able to withstand, political, media and legal scrutiny
  • To provide effective, professional Review and Appeal service on behalf of the Housing Options and Homelessness Service
  • To work professionally with service users, their representatives and other agencies involved with Reviews and Appeals
  • To work collaboratively with other teams within Homeless Services to deal with Reviews and Appeals within the prescribed time limits
  • To instruct legal services on Housing Act appeals and represent the Council in Court as and when required
  • To manage and control the use of costly temporary accommodation during the review and Court appeal process


  • Detailed knowledge of social housing, relevant legislation
  • Awareness of issues and problems facing local government
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Department's objectives and policies and the ability to communicate these to colleagues and customers to help them understand decisions and service practises
  • Experience of legal procedures and Court work
  • Experience of data inputting, word processing, producing correspondence and reports
  • Ability to gather, analyse and interpret complex information and exercise judgement
  • Ability to organise and prioritise your personal workload, and that of staff, to meet targets and deadlines

£21-£26 per hour

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