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Single Homeless Projects Team Leader
  • Employer: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
  • Reference: TWBC/23/231378
  • Published: Mon 06/03/2023, 10:45 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 20/03/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £39,406 from 1 April 2023
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Opportunity for flexible/home working, Kent

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Single Homeless Projects Team Leader

Do you have a passion for ending and preventing single homelessness and rough sleeping?

Do you have the skills and drive to direct and co-ordinate rough sleeper and single homelessness services and projects operating across the boroughs of Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge Malling?

If you answered yes, the post we’re seeking to fill could be for you.

We’re looking to recruit a full time Single Homeless and Projects Team Leader, on a fixed term contract for 24-months, to direct and co-ordinate Tunbridge Wells BC and Tonbridge and Malling BC’s services and projects focused on to preventing and ending rough sleeping and single homelessness, under the government’s Rough Sleeper Initiative funding, in conjunction with key homelessness partners from the statutory and voluntary sectors.

About you:

We are seeking an experienced housing professional with experience of coordinating and managing rough sleeping and/or single homelessness services/projects.

You must have proven ability to direct and coordinating projects and effectively lead a small team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills is a must and the ability to manage conflicting priorities to meet deadlines.

The right candidate will be committed to service delivery and have a passion for continuous improvement and excellent customer service.

Main Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for the line management of two Single Homeless Pathway Workers

To be responsible for the Rough Sleeper Initiatives operating in both Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling council areas, effectively directing and co-ordinating different projects/interventions, ensuring that the services delivered are high-quality and meet the needs of rough sleepers/are able to prevent rough sleeping.

You will lead on analysing and monitoring the delivery of these initiatives.

Make sure clients being supported by the Rough Sleeper pathway, through the effective line management of the Single Homeless Pathway Workers.

Work in collaboration with statutory and voluntary homelessness partners

Contract manage any new projects and initiatives targeted towards preventing single homelessness and rough sleeping, such as Tunbridge Wells BC’s partnership with Beam.

Organise and where appropriate chair both councils’ Rough Sleeper Meetings

Lead on the annual rough sleeper count/estimate for both councils

Complete statistical returns to government and internal KPI’s in an accurate and timely manner.

In return we offer you:

Financial: An attractive basic salary within a clear pay structure.

Holiday Entitlement: 26 days annual leave (increasing to 29 days after 5 years continuous Local Government service) plus an additional day in December and bank holidays. 

Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 free and confidential counselling service

Pensions: Membership of the Local Government 17.6% employer contribution

Flexibility: The Council operates a hybrid working model with opportunities to work from home and in an office environment, and a flexible working policy subject to the business needs being met.

Personal Development: Invaluable training opportunities for continuing professional development.

Take a look at all the additional benefits that we offer.

To find out more take a look at the Job Description and Person Specification below. Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

For an informal discussion about this post, you can contact Stuart Clifton (TWBC), Housing Services Manager, on 01892 554608; or Claire Keeling, Housing Solutions Manager, (TMBC) on 01732 876223

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Closing Date:  12pm on Monday 20th March 2023          

Interview Date: Tuesday 28th March 2023


Please note Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council are not the employer in relation to this vacancy. The employer is Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.