• Vacancy Reference Number
    551
  • End Date:
    21 Jul 2024 at 23:59
  • All Departments
    Homes and Neighbourhoods
  • Advertising Salary
    £48,063 - £51,099 (PO4)
  • Contract Type
    Fixed Term
  • Additional Contract details
    12 month fixed term or secondment opportunity
  • Hours Per Week
    35
  • Working Pattern
    Full time

About The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Homeless Assessment Manager within Islington’s Housing Needs Service, which is part of the council’s Homes and Neighbourhoods department. 

In this senior role you will responsible for:

  • ensuring the robust assessment of all homeless applicants to the council including timely decisions on Part 7 housing applications
  • making decisions on the provision of emergency temporary accommodation
  • working in close partnership multiple housing teams, social care and legal services
  • placing residents at the heart of everything you do ensuring compassion in all interactions

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Housing Needs, you will be managing up to a maximum of seven officers who deliver the homeless assessment service.

To ensure success in this role, you will need to possess advance skills to working collaboratively with Heads of Services, other Service Managers within the department and a broad range of stakeholders from across a multi-agency partnership. You would be expected to lead with confidence and assertiveness, demonstrating flexibility and openness to change, and promoting an organisational culture that empowers and involves staff and the community as a whole.

This post also involves being on duty on a 6-7 week basis for a full week as the out of hours homeless manager.
 
In return, we can offer you:
  • Up to 31 days leave per year (increasing to 36 days after five years of local government service)
  • 35-hour working week
  • A range of flexible working arrangements
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme and discounted gym memberships
  • Local discounts from restaurants, shops, health and beauty therapists, and more!

For further information or for an informal conversation about the post, please contact:

Ramesh Logeswaran

[email protected]

 

Working for the team, service and our organisation

Islington is a place rich with diversity and culture. As a council our sense of purpose couldn’t be clearer: we serve. It’s in the logo. We are committed to challenging inequality in the borough and as one of the largest employers we know that to look after the place and the planet, we have to look after our people. Together we can change the future.

We are determined to create a more equal Islington, where everyone who lives here has an equal chance to thrive. 

To do this, everyone who works at Islington Council lives by a set of values which guide us in everything that we do: collaborative, ambitious, resourceful, and empowering. They spell out ‘CARE’, which is what we think public service is all about. 

Watch our video to hear more about our mission and how you can help us achieve it from the Leader of the Council, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz.

Recruitment information
 
It is the policy of Islington Council that no user of service, present or future employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their sex, perceived or actual sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion or belief, age, creed, colour, nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, or disability, or on the grounds of their association with someone in one of these groups; nor is disadvantaged by any conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justified. We welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates and acknowledge our responsibility to mitigate against racial discrimination. 
 
Islington Council operates a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria and we are committed to providing support to applicants who request reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process and throughout their career with us.
 
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
 
The post is subject to a basic DBS check, qualifications check and 3 years referencing. 
 
Please note: Priority will be given to those at risk of redundancy within Islington Council. Current employees who are part of the redeployment pool must meet the essential criteria for shortlisting to be prioritised.

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