Interim Head of Lettings & Rehousing (East London)

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 45 - £ 47.4 / Hourly
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Public Sector and Government
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Public Sector - Housing

A fantastic opportunity has emerged for a Head of Lettings and Rehousing to join one of Adecco's leading public sector clients in an interim role until the end of March 2023.

This is a full time role (35 hours per week, Monday to Friday) and agile working as you only need to work in our client's East London office 1-2 times each week. Having recently restructured their housing management service, our client is now focusing their attention to their lettings and rehousing functions. They want to develop a range of services that are customer centric and better meet resident expectations, whilst remaining efficient and delivering value for money. They are therefore looking for an Interim Head of Lettings and Rehousing until the end of March 2023 to lead this review, whilst also leading the delivery of our existing services.

The salary for this position will be £68,918 per annum. You will be required to lead the current lettings and rehousing function across the organisation, and to fundamentally review all services falling within the remit of the lettings and rehousing service, making recommendations around policy, procedure, structure. This will include lettings, allocations, rehousing, mutual exchanges, temporary accommodation and decanting.

Essential requirements of the role include:

  • Extensive experience of reviewing and successfully transforming a lettings and rehousing service, with demonstrable results.

  • In-depth knowledge of housing and homelessness legislation

  • A strong leader, able to support a team through change

  • Ability to quickly interpret complex information and data and translate this into a business case for change

  • Project management experience

  • Experience of delivering a responsible, efficient, high quality and customer centric lettings and rehousing service

  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire others

  • Knowledge of Development, Housing and Immigration Law, Welfare Reform, working with vulnerable residents, Domestic Violence issues and Safeguarding.

  • Highly developed financial awareness and commercial acumen

  • Highly developed relationship, client and stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence and negotiate

  • Excellent communication, organisational and presentation skills

  • Strong resource planning and management skills

Only applicants who are available on short notice and who feel they meet the above criteria need apply.

To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Robin Turner