Published: 16th Aug 2019
  • Full Time
  • Gateshead
  • Salary: £31,371 – £33,799
  • 1st Sep 2019

Website The Gateshead Housing Company

The Gateshead Housing Company is a non-profit organisation responsible for the day-to-day management of nearly 20,000 homes.

We aim to provide excellent and efficient services to create homes and neighbourhoods that meet the aspirations of the people of Gateshead.

We employ over 700 people and involve our customers in making our services better.

An opportunity has arisen in the Housing Options Team for the role of Homeless Prevention Manager.

Reporting to the Homelessness Business Manager you will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of the strategic aims of the Housing Strategy which incorporates the homelessness prevention and rough sleeping action plan.

It will involve working in partnership with other statutory and voluntary agencies developing and reviewing policy and procedures and to ensure operational effectiveness in the prevention of homelessness in Gateshead.

You will be required to work on your own initiative, developing inter agency networks; with a clear focus on the prevention of homelessness.

It is essential that you have a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent. You will need to be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of Homeless Legislation; a track record in developing homeless prevention methods and services and understand the importance of working in partnership with key stakeholders to mitigate the impact of homelessness. You will also need to be able to demonstrate a proven track record of managing and supervising staff.

It is also essential that you have relevant experience of working in homelessness or a related field, partnership working, effective communication skills and excellent negotiation skills, including the ability to chair meetings and deliver presentations.

For an informal discussion about the role please email Catherine Hattam, Business Manager [email protected] or call 0191 433 2516

You should consider the job profile when applying, giving examples of how you meet the criteria.

To apply for this job please visit www.gatesheadhousing.co.uk.