Birmingham City Council

Strategic Lead - Accommodation Finding Service

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£44863 - £56075
16 Aug 2021
19 Sep 2021
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Strategic Lead – Accommodation Finding Service

Fixed Term Contract until 31/07/2022 **For existing employees this opportunity is being offered as a secondment, subject to eligibility criteria** - with the possibility of permanent employment in the future


Birmingham City Council is seeking an enthusiastic strategic leader who wants to make a positive difference to people’s lives.  We are looking for an ambitious individual who has good knowledge of Birmingham’s Private Rented Sector market.

The main purpose of this role is to lead on maximising growth of Private Rented Sector (PRS) properties and alternative housing solutions by building on networks and developing exceptional relationships with PRS landlords, Housing Associations and other housing providers.

The successful candidate will develop and drive effective marketing activities to ensure service targets are met and a constant flowing pipeline of properties are secured that allow the service to successfully discharge its statutory homelessness duties into the Private Rented Sector.

We are looking for an inspirational leader who is passionate about preventing homelessness and changing people’s lives and has:

  • considerable experience of working at a senior level in a sales/marketing or business development role.
  • possess strong engagement, negotiation and influencing skills to secure suitable accommodation solutions for homeless households
  • significant experience of successfully developing relationships and working in partnership with a range of housing providers.
  • extensive experience in preparing and presenting policy documents and reports.
  • knowledge of relevant Private Rented Sector legislation

If you think you have the right skills, capability and attitude to help us on this exciting journey we want to hear from you.

To help you with the Recruitment and Selection Process, please watch the short YouTube vide on how to complete the application form and prepare for the interview at BCC:


Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

For informal enquires please contact Geraldine Brookes, Business Support Officer; Tel: 07783 884551; e-mail:

Ref: BCC002282


We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.


A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken


Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.

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