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Housing Resettlement Manager

Housing Resettlement Manager

Permanent, Full time, 37 hrs/week
Band 8
Salary: £43,391 - £47,452 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance

About Watford Borough Council:

Watford is an urban borough in South West Hertfordshire; the borough has excellent transport links with mainline rail connections to London. Watford is the centre of a sub-region serving around 500,000 people living within a 20 minute travelling time catchment. As part of the London commuter belt, Watford is strongly influenced by London, which brings the benefits of a buoyant economy.

At a glance:

- £1.4bn local investment happening – mix of public and private funding
- 5 major development and regeneration projects happening
- 3,500 registered businesses
- Higher than average working age population
- Skilled workforce
- Home to many major international head offices

Watford is big enough to be bold and small enough for you to make a difference. We are one of a handful of local authorities with a directly elected mayor providing stability and strong leadership.

The Role:

Are you an experienced housing professional looking for an exciting challenge? Do you have extensive knowledge of the Homelessness and Allocations legislation? Are you looking for your next career move?

Watford Borough Council is currently strengthening its housing service to meet the significant housing challenges faced by its residents. A strong focus will be on developing the council’s private sector engagement, as well as responsibility and oversight of the Housing Register, and social housing allocations.

This role is an exciting and challenging post for an experienced housing professional, giving you the opportunity to work across internal and external partners to deliver on shared outcomes.

We are a forward-thinking authority that is ambitious, innovative, entrepreneurial and works as a team to deliver services.

With a leadership culture of empowerment, you will be rewarded for actively delivering service improvement and development. We are therefore looking for someone with the right approach and enthusiasm to take our housing service forward and support the team to develop and deliver excellent services.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will have the drive and ambition to champion and embed a culture of continuous improvement within the housing service. They will be able to manage a team of experienced officers, working collaboratively with partners to seek solutions.

Key requirements include effective communication, team-building skills, the ability and motivation to solve problems, personal credibility and an approach that builds rapport and confidence in both officers and partners.

We are committed to supporting you to develop, both personally and in terms of your specialist knowledge.

Sound exciting? Come and join our team, come and make a difference.

Successful applicants will need to attend our Assessment Centre.

To find out more about the post, contact Nisha Mistry or Emilia-Alesia Marino.

Closing date: 7th July 2024

Unfortunately, late applications cannot be accepted.

A basic Disclosure check or DBS enhanced check (as applicable) will be carried out for this post.

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