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Homelessness Prevention Manager

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
West Berkshire Council
Salary:
From £42683 to £51056 per annum (Grade L)
Location:
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
No
Closing Date:
24/09/2019 at 23:59 PM
Reference:
V3759
Vacancy Description

West Berkshire Council is seeking to recruit a Homelessness Prevention Manager who can lead and manage a multidiscipline housing service providing expert advice to residents, with a focus on homeless prevention. The Homelessness Prevention Manager will have responsibility for housing advice and homelessness assistance, temporary accommodation management, gypsy and traveller site management, the common housing register, landlord liaison, and housing-related support.

If you have excellent knowledge of housing law, you are exceptionally well organised, customer and outcomes focused with an ability to make clear decisions and an experienced negotiator and manager who is solution-focussed, we would love to hear from you. You will lead a team of c.20 housing professionals in a wide range of disciplines and will therefore need to be adept at multi-tasking, a confident communicator and able to manage a complex workload. You will need to work well under pressure, be adaptable and have experience in preventing and relieving homelessness and will have an excellent understanding of the needs of vulnerable and complex households.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 29 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us.

For an informal chat about this role, please contact Janet Weekes, Housing Service Manager, on 01635 519225.



Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
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