Head Of Homelessness – Homelessness And Prevention Service

Head Of Homelessness – Homelessness And Prevention Service 150 150 TCLRec
Head Of Homelessness - Homelessness And Prevention Service
Interim Position

Tameside 0008 246C / 1

Posted: 8th November 2023 09:44
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £500 per day PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Head Of Homelessness - Homelessness And Prevention Service

Reference no: Tameside 0008 246C / 1

Pay Rate: up to £500 per day PAYE depending on experience

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 4 months


Hybrid working

Basic DBS disclosure required

The purpose of this post is to manage the homelessness service by developing and implementing whole system approaches to deliver commissioned services in partnership at a local level based on community needs. The strategic development, management and delivery of homelessness, welfare rights, debt advice and the commissioned services for supporting people services

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing services which deliver the housing advice, homelessness prevention, welfare rights, debt advice and poverty prevention and the council’s priorities.
  • Design and commission services where relevant based on intelligence and the needs of the community, putting the customer at the heart of what we do.
  • Strategic management of commissioned services, linking with relevant officers in Planning and Commissioning
  • Developing the service in ways which contribute to a reduction in the demand for Council Services, increase self-sufficiency and resilience of residents of the Borough and reduce demand for specialist council services.
  • Developing Services in conjunction with other partners and in particular social landlords, the third sector, and public service partners and ensure stakeholders are fully briefed, engaged and involved in the delivery of the service.
  • Working with and advising the Director, Elected Members, and Assistant Director on aspect of the Service area activities.
  • Developing new ideas to support service improvements and efficiency and delivering a continuous improvement culture in the Service Area.
  • Developing a strong change management capability within the Service Area to ensure services support vulnerable residents.
  • Ensure provision of statutory duty with regard to prevention of homelessness, asylum and welfare services is discharged in accordance with relevant legislation/regulations.
  • Ensure all commissioning and procurement is undertaken in accordance with Tameside Procurement Standing Orders

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent


  • Knowledge of available resources and roles of partner agencies
  • Knowledge of the major developments and issues facing local government as appropriate to the service area and an understanding of the political context within which local authorities operate.
  • Understanding of the needs of vulnerable customers
  • Understanding of legislation relevant to the role – housing, homelessness, welfare benefits and debt


  • Demonstrate experience of effectively managing budgets with regard to value for money, including changing the nature of services to reflect changing needs and service requirements
  • Experience of motivating and managing a team to ensure effective service delivery for customers within budget constraints
  • Experience of developing strategy, policy ensuring all relevant stakeholders are involved.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Problem solving and negotiating skills with the ability to produce practical and creative solutions
  • Excellent organisation skills with ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to research/gather evidence, evaluate and use to make judgements and recommendations
  • Ability to negotiate with partners to achieve the most efficient outcome for the Council and customers to the service
  • Ability to work across functional and organisational boundaries, managing multi-functional projects


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Job Ref: Tameside 0008 246C / 1
Head Of Homelessness - Homelessness And Prevention Service
Client Category: Local Authority

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Head Of Homelessness - Homelessness And Prevention Service
Client Category: Local Authority

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