Would you like to be part of a team dedicated to ending rough sleeping in the city?
If so the Housing Needs Commissioning Team would like to hear from you.
Interviews to be held Friday 31st March
Start date 1st April 2023 onwards
For an informal discussion, please contact Alice Morel - Rough Sleeper Services Commissioning Manager at Alice.Morel@brighton-hove.gov.uk
About the role
This is a key role in managing Contracted Services within the Council’s Commissioning team for Single and Rough Sleeper Supported Housing Projects.
You will work in partnership with two other Commissioning Officers and the wider Housing Commissioning Team to manage the contracts for a wide range of projects within the pathway. You will complete contract reviews, analyse outcomes and key performance indicators for projects, ensuring that services are delivered on budget and to the agreed specification.
You will provide guidance and information to services commissioned to ensure that projects are delivered using a Psychologically Informed Environment’s model and support the diverse and complex needs of clients.
You will provide support to providers around individual clients within the projects, working to prevent housing loss as well as resolving any issues around referrals into the pathway.
You will represent the service and needs of service users at multi agency groups, to support best practice and joint working with the aim to improve the lives of those within the pathway and end rough sleeping in the city.
You will collate and provide frequent data and reporting on individual projects within pathway as well as identifying gaps where there is a service demand. You will provide support to the wider Commissioning Team with recommissioning work as well as maximising any future funding opportunities.
We need someone who is self-motivated, well organised and able to communicate with a variety of external and internal stakeholders. The ability to manage a varied and complex workload is essential as will be the ability to forge strong, productive partnerships with providers of supported accommodation.
This role will give you the opportunity to develop your existing skills and experience and be an integral part of supporting people to move forward from rough sleeping and move into suitable and sustainable accommodation working alongside a diverse and friendly team at the heart of supported housing delivery in Brighton & Hove.
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As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
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Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.