Vacancy Details

Housing Support Team Leader

Employer:
Surrey Heath Borough Council
Salary:
£29,657 - £33,976
Location:
Surrey Heath House, Camberley
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
17/08/2020 at 23:00 PM
Reference:
DBE/20/130572
Surrey Heath Borough Council

The Council is committed to preventing homelessness and supporting residents who have been homeless back to settle lives in our community. 

To ensure that the right help is available the Council is launching a new Housing Support Service. 

This service will: 

  • Deliver tailored floating housing support to residents who are at risk of losing their homes; 
  • Support people moving to independence set up their new home; and, 
  • Provide an accommodation based service for single homeless people who need a period of support before moving to independence. 

Our floating housing support service, funded by Surrey County Council, will ensure people can remain living in their homes independently, help resolve housing crisis and give residents the skills and confidence to take control of their lives.  

Our accommodation based service will provide 10 units of accommodation for single people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, offering a settled base for up to 2 years. In this time we will support then to access the services they need to move on to independence in the community.  

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit to three new posts to deliver this service. The right candidates will be excellent communicators, committed to delivering person- centered support, and able to work with a range of vulnerable clients in their homes to deliver positive housing, health and personal outcomes. 

We are looking for: 

  • Housing Support Team Leader – you will be responsible for managing the delivery of the service and carrying a small case load of your own 
  • Floating Support Officer – working with residents in their homes to identify housing support needs and develop a personal support plan 
  • Single Homeless Support Worker – supporting 10 residents in our accommodation project and managing the accommodation on a day to day basis 

If you have the skills and drive to support us in delivering and developing this important new service we look forward to hearing from you. 

Surrey Heath Borough Council offers a wide range of benefits, including a generous leave entitlement, access to discounts at nationwide retailers through our ‘My Staff Shop’ benefits scheme, flexible working, free parking, pension scheme and much more. 

If you would like to discuss any of these roles in further detail please email your contact details to housing@surreyheath.gov.uk and we will get back to you. 

To apply, please visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/council/vacancies, email recruitment@surreyheath.gov.uk or telephone 01276 707396 quoting the job title. 

Please note CVs will only be accepted when accompanied by a completed application. 

Closing date: 17th August 2020 

Interview date: TBC 

Please note initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom. The second stage interviews will be face to face. 

No agencies please. 

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. 

Equal Opportunities

Surrey Heath Borough Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. If you are unable to apply online for reasons of disability, please call 01276 707396 to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be made to accommodate your individual requirements. Please note: All successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks in line with BPSS guidelines, which includes standard identification, referencing and unspent conviction checks. Surrey Heath Borough Council undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. For the best chance of successful application, please read the Job Description and Personal Specification fully before applying for this vacancy as it contains information you will need to refer to when applying. We do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed application form. If you have not heard from the council within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. All unsuccessful applications will be removed and confidentially disposed of 6 months after the closing date. If you have any further enquiries please email recruitment@surreyheath.gov.uk or telephone 01276 707396. For technical issues, please contact Jobsgopublic directly.