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Deputy Temporary Accommodation and Procurement Manager

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Job Title - Deputy Temporary Accommodation and Procurement Manager 

Salary Range - £43,434 to £51,099

Permanent Full Time (36hours)

Location – Wandsworth 

Can you see yourself playing an important role in leading the teams who manage temporary accommodation and procure private sector properties (PRS) for homeless families across Richmond and Wandsworth? 

If so, this is a unique opportunity to work for a ground-breaking shared staffing structure across both boroughs.

You will be primarily responsible for ensuring the allocation and supply of cost effective, suitable temporary and settled accommodation to meet the Councils’ statutory homeless duties. Supporting a front-line team who actively support and sustain tenancies in the private housing sector.

You need to be a dynamic and innovative Manager who can lead a team of officers to deliver a high-quality customer focussed front line service supporting households into private rented sector.

You will be a self-motivating manager with a record of success in service and staff management. 

If you have excellent communication skills and a proven ability to lead and motivate a front-line service, we need you to apply. 

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • To be able to apply working knowledge of complex legislation applicable to the post in particular, homeless legislation, welfare reform.
  • Understanding the suitability of accommodation and ending homeless duty of Discharge of Duty under Section 193(5) – Housing Act 1996 Part VII.
  • Good practice around property inspections as well as Landlord and tenant legislation including Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
  • Proven excellent communication, mediation skills in dealing with landlords and applicants, particularly those who may have disabilities or are vulnerable.
  • The ability to apply working knowledge of complex legislation applicable to the role in particular, homeless legislation, case law, welfare benefits, relevant Codes, as well as landlord and tenant law.  

For an informal discussion about the role Ghazell Nasir, Head of Housing Services on jo.widley@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: Sunday 21st July 2024

Shortlisting Date: week beginning 22nd July 2024

Interview Dates: week beginning 29th July 2024

Important Information:

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. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan. For more details, please click here

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