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Housing Options Team Leader
  • Employer: Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
  • Reference: SD/21/168198
  • Published: Fri 08/10/2021, 14:45 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 22/10/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,003 to £34,728 a year
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils, East Sussex

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Housing Options Team Leader

We are looking for candidates with experience in housing options and homelessness to join our Housing Needs and Standards team as Team Leader (Housing Solutions).

The increase in homelessness and rough sleeping is an issue that affects all services in all areas of the country. This is an exciting opportunity to join our Housing Needs and Standards team as we shape new ways of working and respond to these unprecedented challenges.

You will be responsible for the line management of a team Specialist Advisors. You will work with your staff to ensure the delivery of a high-quality Housing Options service, including housing advice and assistances, issuing 184 decisions, multi-agency working and preventing and relieving homelessness.

You will be responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day delivery of accommodation services and supporting your staff through personal development.

In addition you will support the wider ongoing development of joint-working partnerships with other key agencies, with plenty of opportunity for training and personal development.

As well as possessing excellent time management and communication skills, you should be resilient, and committed to delivering excellent customer service. You must have an understanding of the range of support needs of homeless clients.

Knowledge and experience in housing options and homelessness are essential, as is a thorough working knowledge of the relevant Acts.

The role is largely home based, but you may be required to work from our Lewes, Eastbourne and Newhaven offices, subject to the needs of the service, on occasion.

Closing date is 22 October 2021.