This is an exciting time to join Housing Services at Brentwood Council as it is undergoing a transformation project called ‘Getting our House in Order’. We have ambitious plans to improve and transform services for our customers.
The Council is seeking to recruit a full-time, Housing Solutions Team Leader on a 12 month fixed term basis. The Team Leader will supervise team members and will provide a supporting role to the Interim Housing Policy Manager.
You will also be responsible for interviewing homeless applicants and assessing their applications. You will be crucial in assisting clients to prevent their homelessness in line with new legislation and guidance. At least two years’ experience of working in the field of homelessness is required and you will need to manage a demanding caseload. You will have to apply up to date case law when making decisions on applications and must have a working knowledge of welfare benefits.
You will also need to demonstrate the following:
- Experience of working in the field of homelessness
- Experience of supervising
- Experience of Part VI Allocations
- The ability to work under pressure
- A customer focus
- Strong negotiation skills
- The ability to advocate on behalf of our customers
- An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required.
Starting salary dependent upon skills and qualifications, progression subject to satisfactory performance.
For an informal discussion please contact Mr Stuart Morris
on 01277 312759 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brentwood Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities will be offered an interview where they meet the Essential Criteria on the Person Specification.