Head of Homelessness

  • Job Reference: 6962170/001
  • Date Posted: 20 May 2020
  • Recruiter: London
  • Location: England, United Kingdom
  • Salary: £300 to £400 Per Day
  • Sector: Housing
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Head Of Homelessness   –Urgently Required

Our client, a reputable local authority, is urgently looking for and an experienced Head Of Homelessness to lead across multiple teams. The role will require someone who is passionate about preventing homelessness and will who work on delivering and developing the service.


Position:          Head Of Homelessness    

Period:            6 month with possible extension

Shifts:              Monday to Friday

Hours:             36 hours a week

Location:         West London

Rate:               £300-£400 per hour

Duties for this role will include;

  • Managing different Homelessness Teams and assisting to champion high levels of customer service across the service

  •  Assisting the council in reducing the costs spent on temporary accommodation by effectively integrating sustainable housing with front line assessment services 

  • Leading on rough sleeping strategies and all aspects of singe homelessness work

  • Providing headship to multiple teams such as prevention, intervention and those who provide Homelessness advice, helping to develop the teams and the service through training and other activities

  • Managing important relationships with a broad range of partners across the council, in order to relive pressure from on the service

  • Securing and managing the resources necessary to be able to provide a successful service, while meeting its objectives

  • Planning and preparing for transformational changes to service delivery


Essential requirements:

  • Previous experience working in a local authority and proven ability to lead and develop multiple teams in order to help improve a service

  • Up to date knowledge of Housing and Homelessness Legislation and ability to handle complex cases

  • Proven ability to manage complex budgets and achieve the outcomes set by the council


If you would like to be considered for this position or for any other homelessness opportunities please contact Jim Green or the Housing Team on 020 7557 7667 for email your CV to j.green@venngroup.com

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