Housing Options Manager

Location
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Salary
£45,629 - £48,682 per annum
Posted
23 Nov 2018
Closes
30 Dec 2018
Seniority
Manager
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

In Housing Solutions, we do all we can to ensure that people have homes. We want to make Central Bedfordshire a great place to work and live – and that means tackling homelessness. As a Team Manager within the housing service you will be ensuring the Council meets its statutory duties whilst providing a person-centred approach to services. Find your greatness as you design and implement services that help people keep or find a home.

We are looking for an experienced manager with a strong working knowledge of housing options legislation and practice, and the ability to interpret legislation into understandable guidelines. As part of Housing Solutions, you will change many lives for the better by building strong relationships with colleagues, public bodies and our housing partners, to prevent homelessness, or to find solutions to relieve a customer’s homelessness.   With the recent introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act and the governments Rough Sleeping Strategy we need someone who can contribute to innovative and creative policies, strategies and processes.

We are looking for someone who has a degree or an equivalent qualification or in-depth experience of homelessness, managing a housing service, implementing innovative team plans and successful delivery of programmes and services.  Are you a strong leader with the skills and the ability to motivate and develop team members? Have you successfully designed and implemented new housing services? Are you experienced in dealing with complex customer situations that require sound assessment skills, teamwork, sensitivity and effective communication.

Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community. 

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Charlotte Gurney at charlotte.gurney@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk  or on 0300 300 5345

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Closing Date: 30th December 2018 
Interview Dates: 15th January 2018

To apply, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the page. 

To view the Job Description and Person Specification click here: Housing Options Manager

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx

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