Interim Prevention Manager - London

London, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: JSTWSC200520C_1589965523
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-05-20
  • Location: London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-19
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

To lead the Council's service to prevent homelessness by establishing a framework of community

partnerships to deliver early housing advice and support. To manage teams that offer a range of

solutions to prevent homelessness, enabling households to sustain tenancies or access homes in

the private rented sector and supported housing.

  • Implement the new housing duties as outlined in the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and put in place performance measures to review periodically its impact on clients, and services.
  • To create, manage and deliver a high quality, creative and responsive service to all housing clients, and the approximately 5000 projected presentations for housing assistance each year. This includes ensuring that access to the front-line service is effectively managed so that all those who need an assessment receive a service which is in line with statutory provisions, equalities legislation and provides a fair and personalised response to their housing needs.

  • Overall management responsibility for a number of teams comprising housing advisers, supported accommodation team and private rented officers to provide expert housing options and advice services to residents of all tenures including those in housing need or who are/threatened with homelessness.

  • Lead, motivate and develop staff to create and maintain a highly competent and participative workforce that is motivated and trained to deliver a transformed service focusing on prevention.

  • 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.

  • 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 Head of Housing Needs as appropriate.
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