Housing First Project Lead

Posted 30 Jul 2020

Nottingham City Homes

Nottingham (Project or Program Mgmt.)


Job Type:contractDuration:12 months
Category:Project or Program Mgmt.Recruiter Reference:MP-9985-26403
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Housing First Project Lead

£29,636- £32,029 per annum, plus generous employee benefits package and local government pension scheme

1 year secondment opportunity or fixed term contract

37 hours per week based across Nottingham City

 

Nottingham City Homes is an award-winning company that manages more than 27,000 homes across the city on behalf of Nottingham City Council. Our vision is to ‘create homes and places where people want to live’. All of our homes have reached the decent homes standard and, as part of our ‘Building a better Nottingham’ programme, we are building hundreds of new council homes – the biggest programme of its kind for a generation. At Nottingham City Homes, we offer an excellent benefits package with a minimum of 25 days’ holiday, flexible working, training and personal development, an additional holiday purchase scheme, lifestyle benefits, childcare vouchers and Nottingham City Homes is a participating employer in the Defined Benefit Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). 

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in our Housing First project which started back in 2019.  Housing First is a best practice approach to successfully supporting homeless people, with high needs and histories and entrenched rough sleeping, to live in their own homes.  Now we have an established project plan and team in place, we are looking to recruit a further Housing First Project Lead to join the team to help push this project forward. The successful candidate will provide a dedicated and intensive end-to-end casework management service to Housing First tenancies.

Utilising your wide range of experience in a housing management environment and your knowledge of both legal and statutory framework relating to housing services, you will ensure the housing management service provided to tenants is of an excellent standard. Confident in your knowledge of existing housing legislation and housing options, you will be required to provide a comprehensive advice service covering topics such as housing, rent arrears, debt recovery, Welfare and Housing Benefits, Universal Credit and anti-social behaviour.

You will lead on the casework to ensure properties are suitable for the individual by creating Housing management plans and managing any anti-social behaviour. The role requires the candidate to be responsible for ensuring that anti-social behaviour incidents including hate crimes, harassment, drugs are criminal activity are investigated in a timely manner. It is therefore essential that you maintain a visible presence on the estates to offer reassurance to tenants, develop relationships and to help to improve the service we offer.

You will be confident liaising with partner agencies, internal colleagues and external support services to ensure intensive tenancy support is provided to those who need it and therefore ensuring maximum tenancy sustainment is achieved.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability and willingness to visit customers in their own homes, with the flexibility to work outside normal office hours according to the needs of the service. Proficient in the use of all Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint which will be utilised to create written reports, spreadsheets and presentations as and when required. 

If you want to be part of a team that’s making a real difference, click on the apply link to visit our website.

If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please submit a personal statement outlining how you feel you meet the criteria set out in the job description and person specification.

Closing date: 13 August 2020 – midnight (this closing date may be amended in line with the volume of applications received)

We welcome applications from all sections of our diverse community.

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