Housing & Homelessness – Housing Options Team Manager (SAT)
This position is a 1 year Fixed-term contract.
Tower Hamlets is one of London’s most diverse, vibrant boroughs. It’s a melting pot of creativity, enterprise and cultural life that brings the best of London together in just eight square miles. It’s also a borough of contrasts, and as a Council, we know that Tower Hamlets is on a vital journey of improvement. There are tough challenges we need to tackle, but with that comes a unique opportunity to make a real impact. We’re changing – rapidly. This is a place where people make things happen. Where everyone works together with zeal, passion and pride. As an employer, we can offer a generous annual leave package, competitive pension and flexible working.
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About the role
The Housing Options Service is looking to recruit a Housing Options Team Manager (SAT) who will be responsible for leading and managing the service area that covers the complex homelessness assessment team, statutory homelessness reviews teams, and the housing advice team who deal with private tenants threatened with homelessness. You will also be the lead for the service with the Council's Legal Department dealing with judicial reviews and other legal challenges. You will oversee the service area, providing best practice service delivery and maximising clients' full range of housing options.
You will lead and manage partnership working to provide efficient services to customers and partner organisations and monitor performance and outcomes in relation to the Legal Team and develop improvement strategies and manage and shape the business through robust service reviews, strategic planning, negotiation and influence, developing and implementing service improvement plans.
You will have good leadership skills and experience of managing a team in a public sector organisation. Confident and experienced, you will be comfortable managing a team working under high demand, ensuring staff remain motivated and equipped with relevant expertise. You will possess in-depth knowledge of housing and homelessness legislation as well as related laws and case law. You will have sound appreciation and understanding of financial systems and of successful budgetary control and a background of achievement in a senior management role within a relevant field.
The job description and how to apply can be found at TowerHamlets.Jobs
For a confidential discussion please contact Riad Akbur - Service Manager Homelessness - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.
Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough.