Folkestone & Hythe District Council, based in Folkestone, Kent, serves a population of 108,000 and covers a district of 140 square miles. The M20 offers easy access to London and the high speed rail service offers travel times to the capital of under an hour
The Council works to six key objectives
• More Homes
• More Jobs
• Appearance Matters
• Health Matters
• Achieving Stability
• Delivering Excellence
You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of an effective and efficient Allocations and Lettings service, monitoring households in temporary accommodation and focusing on the private rented sector, you will maximise the use of all housing stock within the district and on increasing the successful take up of sustainable private sector options.
You will need to be experienced in giving advice to housing applicants and dealing with allocations policies, have a comprehensive working knowledge of Social Housing Allocations Policies, and a thorough understanding of the Housing Act 1996 Part VI in relation to the allocation of accommodation. Previous experience of line management would be beneficial, but not essential. Above all else, you will need to be able to work effectively in a flexible team set-up whilst being able to operate on your own initiative, have excellent communication and customer service skills, and have the ability to build constructive working relationships with a range of partners and services.
For an informal discussion Mark Damiral (Housing and Inclusion Manager) on 01303 853281 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for receipt of all completed application forms is 9am on 14th December 2018.