SOLOS Consultants
June 7, 2024
Brighton, United Kingdom
Job Type
Start Date
£33-£43 per hour


£33.79p per hour – PAYE

£42.14p per hour – UMBRELLA

Full Time

6 Month Contract Initially

Brighton / Hybrid – 4 days in the office per week & 1 day Working from Home


Our Public Sector Client is seeking a full time Head of Temporary & Supported Accommodation on an initial 6 month contractual basis.


Role Specific Accountabilities:

  • Lead on development and implementation of plans for the provision of temporary and emergency accommodation to ensure adequate provision in line with the Council’s duties
  • Maintenance of a diverse portfolio of temporary accommodation that meet quality and health and safety standards and budget allocation ensuring value for money
  • Deliver the support and accommodation requirements of the Council’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy and work with senior colleagues and other stakeholders to improve homelessness prevention in the city
  • Lead and drive the development of best practice and innovation in the provision of services including the commissioning of appropriate specialist support services, supported accommodation and outreach services
  • Ensure high standards of contract monitoring and customer focus
  • Provide advice to Council Members and Committees, including presenting reports and data to inform the decision making process and achieve effective governance.


Essential Experience & Skills

  • Experience of leading and managing multidisciplinary teams, enabling others, dealing with problems and developing people - including setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Ability to make change happen and implement transformation programmes and keep staff motivated through the change
  • Experience of contract management and commissioning of services or demonstrable equivalent knowledge
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the issues facing local authorities and statutory and regulatory frameworks, policies and procedures relating to the area managed
  • Experience of managing large and complex budgets
  • Demonstrable and in depth knowledge of housing policy and housing legislation
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience
  • A strong commitment to high quality customer service
  • Experience of working at a senior level with council cabinets, boards and committees in a highly complex political environment
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to create and sustain networks within and outside the council
  • Broad knowledge and experience of temporary and emergency accommodation and working with external partners
  • Significant experience of procurement of temporary accommodation including familiarity with corporate standing orders and procurement regulations, contract management etc.
  • Proven/demonstrable ability to make decisions on complex matters relating to case management or commissioning generally within the designated area


If this role is of interest and you meet the above criteria, then please apply immediately

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