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Homelessness Specialist

Apply2020-06-25 10:47:042021-02-18Eden Brown Synergy

Homelessness Specialist

Date posted: June 25, 2020
Up to £400.00 per day
Berkshire, England
Job description

My client is currently looking for a Homelessness Specialist to join their team, this is temporary for 2 months with the possibilities of extension at the rate of £400 a day


  • To ensure the continued implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and to provide specialist advice and support to the Housing Needs team to ensure that all parts of the Act are delivered in accordance to statutory legislation.
  • To provide specialist advice on the Homelessness Reduction Act to other teams within the organisation, partner agencies and public bodies.
  • To monitor use of emergency and temporary accommodation, ensuring that the organisation complies with statutory legislation.
  • To ensure that quarterly government data submissions are accurate and submitted on time
  • To monitor and quality check this data and to provide this data for cooperate key performance indicators and other reporting streams.
  • To provide a strategic input into current review of Allocations policy and to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Act and provide an oversight into how it is used as a tool to reduce use of emergency and temporary accommodation.
  • To oversee management and mobilisation of 2saints outreach and the Covid 19 rough sleeper cohort

Key Accountabilities Service Delivery Accountabilities

  • Having a well - developed understanding of the specialist area. This may include leading the development of the organisation specialist approach.
  • Maintaining and updating the knowledge of the service throughout the organisation including the updating of the thresholds, rules, developing best practice and contributing to continuous improvement in service delivery
  • Applying specialist knowledge to support and where appropriate lead more complex projects and contributing to the development of corporate policy, strategy and plans including responding to legislative and guidance changes
  • Solving problems and managing more complex cases, taking complex decisions, applying greatest discretion and judgement in relation to the policy guidelines. Processing more complex applications and cases that require specialist expertise and judgement and advising the case management and service processing team on aspects of contentious applications or cases
  • Providing specialist advice and input to the delivery of excellent customer service working with customer facing staff and staff with other specialist areas to provide seamless services to customers
  • There are no line management responsibilities.
  • Reporting to Assistant Director Housing Income & Assessments

If your skills match the above please send through your updated CV

Your expert recruitment consultant is Danielle Taylor, call today on 0207 422 7371 or email Eden Brown Synergy is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Synergy is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 270409DAT_1593078422

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