2019 winners Municipal Journal Local Authority of the Year; 2019 1st London Borough of Culture; Pilot borough Connecting Communities.
Bursting with culture, innovation, energy and opportunity, Waltham Forest is a place people want to live, raise a family, start a business and work. The pandemic has meant that delivering fantastic local services are more important now than ever, over this past year we have risen to new challenges through the adoption of new ways of working and innovation in service delivery, enabling us to continue to make a difference for our residents. Public service has been at the heart of our response to Covid-19 and our new strategy sets out how we will continue to change our ways of working to become a more modern, efficient and responsive organisation, and we want to build on the success of recent years our local response.
Housing is central to our future plans and our priority is to ensure everyone has a decent roof over their head. Now is an exciting time to join our Housing Services department as we seek to rebuild from the pandemic and take advantage of further opportunities to grow and innovate. We are looking for the right people with the initiative and commitment to make our ambitious plans a reality!
The Temporary Accommodation Reduction Project team is a specialist team focussed on matching customers to suitable private rented sector accommodation. The team’s work is critical to the Council’s strategy for reducing the use of expensive temporary accommodation. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to arrange the allocation of private rented accommodation to homeless households. They will require an up-to-date working knowledge of homelessness legislation, guidance and caselaw, and knowledge of the broader housing environment including welfare benefits and affordability issues. They must be able to perform under pressure, organise their own caseload and meet strict deadlines