Interim Housing Options Service Manager - Immediately Required

  • Job Reference: 6990310/001
  • Date Posted: 12 October 2020
  • Recruiter: London
  • Location: London, Greater London, England
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Housing
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our client, an esteemed local authority, is currently seeking an experienced professional to lead their comprehensive housing options team. This person will have extensive knowledge surrounding housing options legislation, in particular the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and temporary private-rented accommodation contracts.

Hours:                                                  Full time

Location:                                             London

Working arrangements:                  Working from Home

Rate:                                                     Dependent on Experience

IR35 Status:                                        Inside

Duration:                                             6 months



  • Manage and lead a team offering proactive housing advice to vulnerable council tenants who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to find emergency and long term solutions

  • Implement strategic actions to improve the service to ensure that the housing options solutions are appropriate to all customers

  • Monitor and manage the teams expenditure and make strategic decisions in order to reduce spend on temporary accommodation where possible in line with HRA legislation

  • Effectively reporting back to and collaborating with senior management on teams progress and working to ensure councils values are met with throughout the service

  • Deal with any complex cases which have been escalated appropriately and ensure that enquiries are dealt with swiftly and sensitively          

    Desired experience:

  • Extensive and evident experience working within a local authority housing options and temporary accommodation team

  • Effectively applied and complied with housing legislation, particularly HRA 2017, in a professional capacity and advised people on its application

    If you have experience to match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the Housing Options Service Manager opportunity, please contact the London Housing Team on

    020 7557 7667 or send your CV to

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