Housing Options Team Leader

  • by Teqniq
  • Location St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Salary £25.00 / hour
  • 88 days ago
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Job Description:

Our client is looking for an experienced Housing Options Team Leader to work on a 37 hour per week contract role to start on the 27-11-17 until the 28-02-18 with a likely extension

Hours: 9:00 am to 5:15 pm, Monday to Friday

Job Purpose:

The post is responsible for the Homelessness and Housing Advice function within the Department and to ensure that comprehensive housing advisory and advocacy service to the public is provided.

The post holder will ensure that the necessary homelessness decisions are made within the section in accordance with legislation and best practice and supervise staff decisions regarding the allocation of housing.



  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Membership of appropriate professional body or equivalent experience (Chartered Institute of Housing)
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Mandatory practising certificates, where appropriate




  • Up to date and specific detailed knowledge of homeless legislation and housing options, regulations, standards and core disciplines of work area
  • Knowledge and understanding of:
  • developments and challenges facing local government
  • best practice in service delivery
  • performance management and target setting
  • project management
  • partnership working
  • and stakeholder engagement
  • procurement and contract management
  • Commitment to and clear understanding of equal opportunities
  • Understanding of health and safety issues relevant to work area
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and work specific software packages
  • Knowledge of fraud prevention and detection




  • Experience of working at Senior Officer level or equivalent in a relevant role
  • Experience of delivering service objectives for a work area, including successful completion of projects and programmes of work
  • Evidence of dealing effectively with change and commitment to continuous improvement
  • Experience of successfully leading a team
  • Experience of developing and implementing policies, practices and service improvements
  • Experience of managing complex budgets
  • Experience of preparing and competing for funding from external sources
  • Extensive experience of working in a housing options/homelessness team
  • Job Type Temporary, Full Time
  • Work Authorisation United Kingdom
  • Industry Sector Property
  • Years Experience 2+ years
  • Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Educational level 'A' level/Higher or equivalent