Housing Modernisation & Strategy Manager
Fixed Term Contract or Secondment until 31 March 2025
Grade 5 - £40,221 - £48,474 Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review
Working 36.5 hours per week
This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role within the Council’s Strategic Enabling function.
We are looking for strategic thinkers who understand the national and local issues impacting the housing landscape and who can be innovative and creative around developing solutions. We are keen to see applicants who have an understanding, or experience of strategy development, and can develop partnerships at a local, national, or regional level.
This particular job opportunity is funded by the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Local Communities through the Supported Housing Improvement Programme to continue the multi-disciplinary work to improve supported housing provision in the City
The project focus centres around quality and value for money of provision and working with stakeholders to raise standards and tackle examples of poor practice. The Council’s Quality Standard Accreditation Scheme is an important and integral element of the commitment of raising standards within exempt accommodation together with the Charter of Rights
Accommodation within this sector is focused on providing transitional tailored support for vulnerable adults which falls outside of HMO licensing and planning regulations. The multi-disciplinary team in place includes Supported Exempt Housing Officers, Adult Social Care, Community Safety, Planning and Revenue and Benefits.
You will manage a team of officers who carry out property inspections in keeping with the Housing, Health & Safety Rating System and the 2004 Housing Act. The team respond to enquiries from citizens and work hand in hand with the partnership team to resolve inadequate service provision
You should be confident in analysing information from a range of sources and preparing related reports. Having a good knowledge of property standards will be a distinct advantage as well as established successful experience of managing people and projects. You will also need to have experience of working under pressure, meeting deadlines and be able to work under their own initiative.
You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.
Closing date 8 December at 23.59
Interviews will take place on 18 and 19 December
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.
Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) would be required to hold a relevant Visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
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