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Homelessness Preventions and Assessment Team Leader

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: £35,336 to £38,553
  • Location: Hybrid Working, Cheshire Lines Building
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 22/05/2022 at 23:55
  • Reference: R&P/22/193672

Fixed Term for 12 months


The opportunity has arisen for a Housing Options/Homelessness Team Leader, to head up a team of officers, working in a fast-paced environment, assisting people with complex presenting needs.

We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated individual to provide supervision, support, advice, and guidance to a team of Homeless Prevention and Assessment Officers. You will be required to deliver a professional and seamless service to those people presenting to the Council who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.


You would be responsible for ensuring that the Homeless Prevention and Assessment Officers provide timely interventions and assessments, to support clients into permanent and settled affordable accommodation. We are seeking someone who is committed to improving customer experiences and will actively contribute to continuous improvement, driving change within the service, to ensure improved outcomes, with an emphasis on up streaming prevention activity.


You will be required to have comprehensive knowledge of homeless legislation (Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 & 2002) this will include developing personalised housing plans and decision making in line with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. In addition to this, you will have experience of working within a homeless/ housing environment and managing officers dealing with demanding caseload carrying out assessments and investigations in line with homeless legislation, including developing/implementing prevention tools to sustain tenancies or secure suitable, affordable accommodation.


We want people who are driven and ready to deliver. It is a fantastic place to live, work and visit. We are an employer who supports, who is flexible but who demands the very best.


If you require any further information please contact Wayne Tsoi (Housing Options Manager) via email waynetsoi@wirral.gov.uk



Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.


It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.


Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.


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