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Deputy Temporary Accommodation and Procurement Manager

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

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Are you a forward-thinking property professional who is looking for a new challenge? We are seeking to recruit three dynamic and innovative Managers who can lead a diverse team of officers and technical staff to deliver a high-quality performing customer focussed front line service.
You will be managing a Team that is responsible for sourcing and allocation of all emergency placements of accommodation to aid in the prevention of homelessness Providing applicants with housing options in the private sector and assisting in maintaining a healthy supply of affordable temporary accommodation and managing the provision of temporary accommodation for the council. 
As with many other Boroughs in the capital, tackling homelessness is a high priority and we are looking for one highly motivated, members of staff to join our growing of Temporary Accommodation Procurement and Lettings Team.
If so, this is a unique opportunity to work for a ground-breaking shared staffing structure across both boroughs.
We want a self-motivated manager who has a track record of leading teams, ensuring targets are exceeded, through effective team development and management. 
If you think you have excellent communication skills and a proven ability to lead and motivate teams in a very demanding front line service, we want you to apply. 
You will be joining a busy and hardworking front-line team during a time of transformational change where every day offers an opportunity to make a positive difference.
We are looking for committed individuals with strong communication and excellent organisational skills. We invite people who share our passion, commitment, and enthusiasm to prevent and resolve homelessness.
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, compressed hours, term time only 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 40 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 18th June 2023
Shortlisting Date: Monday 19th June 2023
Interview Date:  TBC 
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.
At Wandsworth, we particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams. We understand the value of what a diverse workforce brings to our local authority and therefore, strongly encouraging candidates from these backgrounds to apply to this position.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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