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Deputy Allocations Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Are you interested in leading and driving a team of Allocation & Mobility officers in maximising downsizing moves and finding rehousing solutions?


Are you a motivated and experienced manager and can ensure that the allocations team quickly relet accommodation to clients in housing need? We are interested in hearing from excellent communicators who like a challenge and can deliver results.


If so, this could be an exciting opportunity for you to join and lead a team.



The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth’s Shared Staff Arrangement are seeking to recruit a new Deputy Allocations & Mobility Manager to join our friendly team.


Working with Wandsworth’s Council tenants and housing partners, this post will focus on leading a service that helps tenants downsize from their accommodation.


Doing so is a key priority for us in tackling homelessness and relieving overcrowding amongst our tenants. Your team would be covering all aspects for the downsizing journey: from visiting the tenants, helping to register their application, holding associated events, making offers and right through to helping their client through the removal and incentive payments processes.


We need a Deputy Manager who is very motivated; innovative and can come up with solutions as this role also involves finding new homes by way of the many self-help housing opportunities available. 


The successful candidate will need to demonstrate that they have a proven track record of being able to achieve results and very strong management skills as well as showing that they can apply good practice and knowledge of housing allocations.


If this is you and you have the passion to make a difference then please apply for this post.


For an informal discussion regarding this opportunity then please contact either Gavin Milligan (Allocations Manager) on or Alexandra Walsh (Deputy Allocations Manager) on  


At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.


Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.


In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.


Indicative Recruitment Timeline:


Closing Date: Sunday 10th July 2022

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 11th July 2022

Interview Dates: W/C Monday 18th July 2022


Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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