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Head of Homelessness and Housing Options
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/487/28632
  • Published: Mon 14/11/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/11/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £62,747 - £68,713
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Bartholomew House, Brighton

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Head of Homelessness and Housing Options

Job introduction

Brighton & Hove is a great place to live, learn, work and visit. Our diverse and vibrant community is passionate about the city and there’s a shared commitment to celebrating and promoting all that makes Brighton & Hove so unique.

As a senior manager, you’ll have the crucial role of working with and supporting elected members, senior officers, and partners in the city to help implement the council’s strategic vision of a ‘city to call home’, underpinned by the priorities in our 2020-2023 Corporate Plan.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity with Paul Cooper, Assistant Director Housing Needs and Supply, please email to book an appointment.

About the role

Within Housing Needs & Supply you’ll be heading a service that’s either dedicated to preventing homelessness, helping people find their new home, commissioning services supporting residents on a pathway to living independently or leading one of the most ambitious new council home building programmes in the country. Each role has its unique set of challenges, but the rewards are immense.

You’ll work in a directorate that is dedicated to empowering people from different communities and backgrounds to come together, live well and thrive, supported by our city-wide work on fairness, inclusion and engagement.

We’ll need strong leaders with a passion for delivering high quality housing services that make a real difference to the local community.

You’ll have the ability to be resolute in a complex operating environment and the leadership skills to deliver transformative change to help us:

• Reduce homelessness and rough sleeping

• Improve housing across the city, including the private rented sector

• Provide genuinely affordable homes

• Develop and maintain constructive partnerships

For more information about the organisation and the specific roles please download the job description / person specification below.

This role is politically restricted.  For further information on what this means for employees in post, please click on the document attachment below.

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance ( and Supporting statement guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

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Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (

Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.