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Housing Allocations Manager - Thurrock

Thurrock Council

£28,363 - £29,363


Thurrock, London



A superb opportunity has emerged for a Housing Solutions Lettings Manager to join Thurrock Council to provide maternity cover on a fixed term basis.

The successful candidate will lead a team of Allocations and Housing Registrations Officers to deliver an excellent service to residents applying to join the Housing Register.

You will manage the Allocations Team to implement the updated policy, ensuring the service provided is excellent and compliant with legislative, corporate and best practice requirements by:

- Displaying "role-model" behaviours while coaching and monitoring the officers, ensuring the Service is dynamic and effective
- Be responsible for the effective operational delivery of all of the Council's rehousing options, promoting options across all tenure types offered by the Council ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and the Council's allocation policy.
- To ensure offers of Council and Housing Association accommodation are made in a timely manner and to individuals eligible for properties in line with legislation and the Council's policies and procedures.
- To ensure the co-ordination of all registration and lettings activities, so that social housing is correctly allocated, and that levels of demand and available stock are managed to satisfy legislative and operational parameters including minimising rent loss.
We are looking for a candidate with a range of skills including developing innovative housing solutions for vulnerable individuals and families, experience in partnership working and commissioning of housing services.

As a team manager you are required to have a strong knowledge of the homelessness and Allocations environment, law and best practice. You will also be a key representative of Thurrock Council at local and national level forums, attending and presenting at conferences, seminars and working parties as may be required.

Our vision - An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

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