Interim Head of Homelessness - London

London, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: JSTWSC200520B_1589965262
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-05-20
  • Location: London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-19
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

To manage and lead the homelessness and t services, providing strategic leadership to meet the

statutory requirements of the new Homelessness Reduction Act and other housing legislation. To

transform front line services to meet enhanced duties and develop strategic and operational

partnerships with key stakeholders in the public and third sectors. To lead the Council in reducing

expenditure on temporary accommodation through the effective management of front-line

demand, integration of front-line assessment services and promotion of sustainable housing


  • To provide leadership to the multi-disciplinary teams that deliver homelessness advice, prevention, relief and temporary; delivering high quality customer focused services.

  • Responsible for the transformation of front-line housing services to meet the new housing duties outlined in the Homelessness Reduction Act and other Housing legislation and statutory instruments.

  • To provide leadership to allocated teams of staff, managing, recruiting and developing teams, directly supervising a defined group of senior managers, and supervising the work of staff allocated to projects and programmes. Also, drive the development of staff, using coaching and other activities to support the development of team members, providing feedback to staff through appraisal and other supervisory activities.

  • Identify, secure, deploy and manage the resources necessary for the professional service area to meet/exceed its objectives, including management and monitoring of the allocated budget.

  • To champion the very highest standards of customer service across the Council, ensuring prompt responses to enquiries from the public in line with the council's customer standards.

  • Implement a risk management programme and advise on issues affecting Council service areas and lead a responsive, fit for purpose service at all times by regular service reviews and service planning.

  • Ensure the successful implementation of health and safety legislation, policies and practices.

  • To contribute materially to the Housing Management Team and to deputise for the Assistant Director of Housing as appropriate.
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