The Isle of Wight is an inspiring place to live, work and visit – and the Council has an ambitious housing needs service with a vision to end homelessness and for all households on the Isle of Wight to have a place they can call home.
The Council is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and solutions-focussed individual to lead our busy homelessness prevention service, delivering the very best person-centric outcomes for those we serve. We are passionate in our belief that our residents have the right to expect no less.
You will ensure the provision of safe and effective services during a period of change, ensuring that service delivery is compliant with housing legislation as defined by Part 7 of the Housing Act (amended by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017) and customer care is at the centre of your and your team’s professional practice.
You will be leading the homelessness reduction team on a programme of continual development and improvement, supporting and motivating staff to meet high standards of practice and service delivery. You will ensure that annual appraisal, development plans and supervision support of staff is implemented as per departmental guidelines ensuring staff have access to high quality training opportunities.
We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes and want to make a difference.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Jamie Brenchley, Service Manager Housing Needs and Homelessness on 01983 821000 ext 6912.
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The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.Please view information pack and complete your job application online at www.iwight.com/jobvacancies, telephone 01983 823134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.
In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.