Right now there is a buzz about Waltham Forest. Bursting with culture, energy and opportunity, it is a place people want to live, raise a family and start a business.
Over the past few years Waltham Forest as a council has changed drastically, and despite the challenges of austerity, the organisation has seen its highest ever levels of resident satisfaction. As funding reductions continue, Waltham Forest is creating a council for the future.
Housing is huge on the council’s agenda and to reflect this, the housing service is part of Families & Homes Directorate to ensure families are supported to be more resilient and services are joined up. The council sees a strong link between housing, health and social care and is looking for the right people who share this vision.
About the role
You will be responsible for the management of placements of households into emergency and temporary accommodation, managing the standards of all forms of accommodation to meet homelessness duties and statutory homelessness reviews.
You will be a creative and motivated Leader committed to getting the best outcomes for residents in housing need. Detailed knowledge of homelessness legislation and ability to work with a range of partners / stakeholders is a must as well as the technical ability to assist in delivering a step change across the whole of Housing Solutions.
Closing date: Sunday, 23rd September 2018 at 11.30pm