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Head of Lettings and Rehousing

Haringey Council
Haringey Council - Alexandra House
£69,123 – £79,629
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

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Contract terms

Starting salary: HC1 (£69,123 – £79,629)
Work Location: Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, N22 7TY (Hybrid working)
Hours per week: 36 per week
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday, 14th April 2024 at 23:59

About Haringey

Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough, and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth. We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.

About the role

The main aim is to lead teams in delivering excellent customer-focused services, especially amidst significant housing pressure. This involves working closely with teams to achieve positive outcomes while ensuring that the Council’s statutory responsibilities regarding social housing letting and reviews are carried out efficiently and transparently. Additionally, the role involves acting as a service expert and leading on issues concerning lettings, reviews, and rehousing. Essential qualifications include experience in budget management, as well as the ability to drive improvement initiatives and deliver transformative change within the service domain.

About the team

This role forms part of the Senior Management Team of the Housing Demand Service, contributing to the Council’s corporate priorities by leading and directing the performance of the Rehousing and Lettings Team. The team work with temporary accommodation residents to achieve planned moves into settled homes. They are responsible for the full range of letting activities, assessing residents for the housing register and sheltered housing, supporting moves from temporary accommodation, and discharging statutory review functions. The service also manages the Housing Register for General, Sheltered and Good Neighbour Housing and undertakes Reviews on for example the suitability of accommodation and on Banding decisions.

About you

The ideal candidate should have considerable management experience, ideally in a housing context, showing a thorough understanding of housing legislation, especially parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Acts, as well as familiarity with the Code of Guidance and relevant case law. They should excel in a fast-paced environment, demonstrating strong organisational skills and a focus on performance. Additionally, experience in budget management is vital, along with the ability to lead improvements and effectively implement changes.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community.  Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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