Housing Options and Strategy Specialist

£26,999 to £29,636 per annum
17 Oct 2019
04 Nov 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Specialist Level 1 (Housing Options and Strategy)


Full-time (37 hours per week),

Flexi-time scheme

Salary scale H £26,999 to £29,636 per annum 
Would you like to live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country?  
SLDC serves an area that includes two national parks, with the majority of the stunning Lake District National Park in our district, as well as western parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With friendly communities, low crime rate, cultural attractions and stunning locations South Lakeland makes an attractive proposition for one and all. 
Here at SLDC we have recently embarked on an exciting journey, implementing our Customer Connect Programme which will transform the way we deliver services by maximising digital technology and putting customers at the heart of everything we do. The programme will improve services by allowing our valued customers to do business with us in a simpler way. Through Customer Connect our continued aim is to elevate South Lakeland as the ‘best place to live, work and explore’…would you like to join us, share the experience and make a difference…? 
South Lakeland District Council is seeking to recruit a Housing Options and Strategy Specialist within the Specialist (People) Team. The post is based at the Council’s head offices in Kendal. 
The successful applicant will be responsible for providing specialist housing options and affordable housing advice to Case Management Officers on complex cases, undertaking homelessness reviews, allocations and affordable housing appeals, working with partners to develop and implement the Council’s Homelessness Strategy and Allocations Policy.  
Other duties will include the development of other homeless and housing policies and procedures including, but not limited to;

  • Affordable Housing Policy and Procedures
  • Local Connection Policy
  • Local Lettings Policy 

The successful candidate will be proactive in seeking out new opportunities to work with partners to further develop services available to people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness including rough sleepers. The successful candidate will be required to attend Council committees and working groups as required, providing advice to officers and elected members and also will attend subregional groups as necessary. 
The successful candidate will need to possess a relevant degree or qualification and have previous relevant experience. They will also need to be a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing or be working towards this. They will require good IT skills and have the ability to research case law and good practice in the further development of this area of work. 
Pervious applicants need not apply.   For further information including the job description, person specification and details of how to apply, please visit us at https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/your-council/job-vacancies/ We are unable to accept CVs alone for job vacancies, however, they can be attached to the application form. Candidates that are shortlisted for interview will be informed by email  
Closing date for applications: Monday 4th November 2019

Interviews will be held: Week Commencing 11th and 18th November 2019