020 8125 4321

(BF7493) Homelessness Specialist

Buckingham Futures
June 26, 2020
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Job Type


Our client in Berkshire is recruiting for a Homelessness Specialist to oversee the management and mobilisation of the councils Covid 19 rough sleeper cohort
- To ensure the continued implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and to provide specialist advice and support to the Housing Needs team to ensure that all parts of the Act are delivered in accordance to statutory legislation.
- To provide specialist advice on the Homelessness Reduction Act to other teams within the Council, partner agencies and public bodies.
- To monitor use of emergency and temporary accommodation, ensuring that the Council complies with statutory legislation.
- To ensure that quarterly government data submissions are accurate and submitted on time.
- To monitor and quality check this data and to provide this data for cooperate key performance indicators and other reporting streams.
- To provide a strategic input into current review of Allocations policy and to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Act and provide an oversight into how it is used as a tool to reduce use of emergency and temporary accommodation.
Knowledge and Experience
-Detailed knowledge of current and emerging housing legislation and case law related to housing advice issues including private sector landlord and tenant law security of tenure homelessness law housing benefit and other welfare benefit regulations possession proceedings in the county court including court procedure rules
-Significant experience of deciding homeless applications in accordance with Part 7 Housing Act 1996
-Experience of successfully dealing with members MPs enquiries and complex solicitors enquiries etc.-
-Experience in researching interpreting and explaining complex legislation and policy.
-Ability to plan and maximise use of resources and manage a budget effectively to deliver quality services
-Experience of working effectively within a multi-disciplinary environment and in partnership with other staff agencies to ensure that the needs of the customer are met
- Ability to work using own initiative as part of a team while managing workloads efficiently prioritising work and adopting a flexible approach to changing and competing demands
If you have the right experience for this role and feel your skills and experience match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact us on 020 8125 4321 or email ricky@buckinghamfutures.com
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