Birmingham City Council

Strategic Lead - Rough Sleepers & Single Homelessness Service

£44863 - £56075
05 Aug 2021
20 Sep 2021
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Strategic Lead – Rough Sleepers & Single Homelessness

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.

The post holder will have overall responsibility for both the day-to-day operation and development of the Rough Sleepers & Single Homelessness Service. You will need to demonstrate strong leadership skills with the ability to implement strategies that help to eradicate risks of homelessness, rough sleeping and associated street activity.

We are looking for an inspirational leader who has:

  • extensive experience of multi-agency partnership working to deliver suitable housing solutions to rough sleepers.
  • substantial experience of managing staff and frontline services in a performance management environment.
  • significant experience in preparing and presenting complex strategy and policy documents and reports.
  • extensive knowledge of Homelessness legislation and knowledge of relevant Housing legislation.

The main purpose of this service is to effectively eradicate rough sleeping and to prevent and relieve homelessness. 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: BCC002280

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

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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