Salary range: £44,628 - £47,661 p.a. inc.
Contract: Fixed Term/Secondment - 12 months
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time
A Great Opportunity...
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
You will manage a frontline service and a team of officers responsible for delivering high quality service to vulnerable single people faced with homelessness some of which may have complex needs. Your team will manage a caseload and determine options and pathways suitable for applicants whilst managing service user expectation.
You will lead and provide support and guidance to officers ensuring that duties under the Homelessness Legislation are fulfilled.
You will develop your team to work flexibly with applicants as we recognise that no two circumstances are the same and the resolution pathway will constantly be adapted to each case.
You must be able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Homelessness legislation and case law coupled with hands-on experience of preventing homelessness and making statutory decisions.
You will have thorough understanding of prevention options, extensive experience of preventing homelessness successfully with excellent negotiation skills. You will be experienced in people management and leading a team to successful outcomes.
A people focussed person, you will be passionate about customer service and take pride in delivering an excellent service. You will be highly motivated, ambitious, able to motivate your team and ready for a new challenge.
Closing date: 10 July 2022 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on email@example.com