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Head of temporary accommodation and housing solutions

Location: London

Salary/Rate: 300-400 p/d umbrella

Type: Temporary

Closing Date:

Job Reference: 3816019

Interim job-Head of temporary accommodation & housing solutions–Inside IR35–Central London–£400 per day.


Your new company
On behalf of our client, a public-sector organisation in Central London, Hays Social Housing are currently looking for a Head of Temporary Accommodation and housing solutions to join a well-established public sector organization on a 6 month rolling contract. You’ll be reporting to the Director of Housing needs & transformation and will have 2 team leaders reporting to you.

Your new role
In this role you will be responsible for the strategic Housing Solutions and Temporary Accommodation service. You will act as the lead conduit between the operational response on the ground and the strategic direction of the service towards a more inclusive and engaging organizational culture which includes embedding in a robust Housing Solutions and Temporary Accommodation Service to embrace the spirit of recent legislative changes.

Some of your duties:
  • Strategic managerial responsibility for the teams delivering the Housing Solutions and Temporary Accommodation Service.
  • To co design and develop an innovative Housing Solutions and Temporary accommodation Service and that will anticipate and understand the needs of residents and translate them into solutions and outcomes through building, developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders with integrity, credibility and influence to ensure delivery of a responsive service to residents is consistent.
  • To provide management support to the Housing Solutions and Temporary Accommodation Service, tasked with procuring and managing suitable accommodation for residents who present with a housing need. Responsible for the overall management of the allocated budget, authorising expenditure and providing management support to uphold decisions.
  • This includes strategic responsibility for developing and implementing the Temporary Allocations Service Plan, through close monitoring of performance against targets, producing performance reports, analysing trends for future actions.
  • To have overall responsibility for interpreting, briefing and making recommendations to the Director of Housing Needs & Transformation and Senior Management Team and Members in relation to policy changes and legislation relating to Housing, analysing the impact on service delivery.
  • To negotiate, influence and give advice to politicians, civil servants, senior managers and partner organisations and required to prepare Key Decision reports, attend Committee, Policy Board and chair management meetings as required.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful for this role you'll need:
  • Proven ability to lead and provide strategic vision and leadership.
  • Detailed knowledge of housing legislation, guidance and case law, and knowledge of the broader housing environment
  • Operational knowledge and experience of managing a temporary accommodation service.
  • Experience of developing and delivering innovative housing solutions and temporary accommodation schemes.
  • Experience of leading and managing TA frameworks.
  • Experience and track record of working with private sector landlords and letting agents .
  • Knowledge of procurement framework and processes.
  • Detailed knowledge of TA subsidy regime and DWP rules.
  • Proven ability to set and manage complex budgets, achieving excellent outcomes.
  • Ability to review service delivery to achieve higher quality and best value; and demonstrate success
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a broad range of stakeholders.

What you'll get in return
In return:
  • Possibility to work for a well-established organisation.
  • Managerial and complex responsibilities, possibility to lead from the front
  • Competitive daily rate.
  • Great location and good transports links.


What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Contact: Nadia Suleiman Abdillahi

Office: 4th Floor, 107 Cheapside

Phone: 02072598811

Email: nadia.suleiman@hays.com

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