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Head of Homelessness Prevention and Advice - Newham

Job Title: Head of Homelessness Prevention and Advice - Newham
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Greenwich
Salary: Umbrella Rate
REF: KSTL150320221
Contact Name: Kasey Sanders
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Head of Homelessness Prevention and Advice – Newham

Are you a passionate, dedicated Head of Homelessness Prevention and Advice looking for your next role? 4Recruitment Services are recruiting a Head of Homelessness Prevention and Advice to work across the Housing Services in and around the Newham area.

Pay Rates: £440.46 - £550 per day

The roles of Head of Homelessness Prevention and Advice: Full JD Available

  • To deliver the council’s homelessness and rough sleeping strategy and related policies in a way that is commensurate with the legal duties but also takes into account the resource constraints as directed by the Council’s senior management team.
  • To work with other parts of the housing function, social care, the council overall and with key stakeholders and partners to achieve this balancing act.
  • Keep abreast of key organisational issues and the wider local government agenda to be able to respond innovatively and effectively to corporate challenges and opportunities
  • To ensure that the homelessness statutory review process is managed effectively to minimize County Court and Judicial review challenges and that the Council’s reputation is protected
  • To develop and constantly monitor and update a business plan to deliver the service objectives within a framework that is financially viable.
  • To maximise income from external sources including government grant, discretionary housing payment and housing benefit to aid homelessness prevention and tenancy sustainment.
  • Plan, allocate, monitor and manage the designated service area’s budgets and associated risks. Ensure that action is taken where spending or income is not in line with the Council’s Financial Strategy and/or budgets.
  • Provide accurate, sound and timely professional advice and information to elected Members, the Adult Social Care Strategic Commissioning & Community Directorate Management Team, Council Officers, the Local Government Ombudsman and other key stakeholders on all matters relating to the designated service area and to prepare and write reports, attend meetings and respond to enquiries as required.

Essential Requirements:

  • A comprehensive knowledge of the relevant legislation relating to housing and homelessness, Codes of Guidance and case law.
  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the housing, safeguarding and support needs of homeless and housing applicants and tenants.
  • A full understanding of the housing issues facing a high demand London local authority.
  • A broad knowledge of welfare rights law and practice and specific knowledge of welfare reforms and their impact on homelessness.

What we offer:

  • We will offer you Excellent & Competitive Rates of Pay, Organised Local Interviews and Free Uniform.
  • Flexible hours
  • Access to the 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment
  • You will have a Passionate Dedicated Consultant helping you find the shifts you are looking for with a Contactable 24-hour Support for any out of Hour queries.
  • When registering you will be going through our efficient Compliance Service.
  • Free Occupational Health Fitness to Work Certificate

We also offer an outstanding referral scheme for any Nurse friends or colleagues.

If you would like to express your interest, please contact us for this great opportunity by calling on 0808 178 4445(option1) and speak to the Care Team Or email on,

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.