We are proud of our city, and this role will have a key part to play in how we can aim even higher.
This exciting role has been designed to review the Council’s Housing Allocations Policy.
As a self-motivated and driven project manager, who doesn’t accept second best, you will work closely with Head of Homelessness & Housing Options, to take a systematic approach policy review, consultation and implementation of a new policy, within specific timeframes and to a high quality.
We’re transforming our city and the services that we deliver like never before. You will ensure that our approach to project management is embedded throughout the review, and that we use data and performance and programme management systems to drive change and improvement.
You will be passionate about the connection between improving performance and the impact local government can have on the communities we serve, and working with others towards reaching social, economic, environmental, and cultural ambitions of the city.
You will enjoy working at a strategic and operational level and will be ambitious for the services we deliver. As necessary, you will attend senior management team meetings and committees as required.
Fixed term for 24 months
Interview date: 3rd and 4th July
This role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.
For an informal discussion, please contact Harry Williams - Head of Homelessness & Housing Options at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the role
You will have an excellent knowledge and understanding of Housing Allocations and have first hand experience of delivering a ‘best-practice approach’ that supports an effective approach to homeless prevention.
One of the key areas of focus is to provide effective project management to the review of the council’s Housing Allocations Policy. This includes delivery policy review, public consultation, and implementation within specific timeframes.
You will work with staff at all levels to carry out policy review, engage with a range of stakeholders, including statutory and voluntary agencies and council tenants, and work with senior managers to develop a series of policy proposals to be presented to elected Members.
You will have responsibility for the development and delivery of key project milestones and outcomes, working to corporate project management standards to deliver on time and within budget.
You will be able to challenge and influence through your reports, using evidence, research and best practice models from other partners and organisations in developing our approach to improvement.
You will be working collaboratively with colleagues across the council and relevant organisations across the city to make connections to deliver shared goals. You will have the qualities to build effective relationships, and to ensure compliance with statutory and legal requirements.
What you can expect:
Brighton & Hove City Council serves a vibrant city by the sea – a place that has ambitions to be a fairer city with a more sustainable future. We have made a pledge to become an anti-racist city, these ambitions, along with our Covid recovery plans will shape the work of our teams over the next few years.
You will be working with friendly, talented, hard-working colleagues who have experienced rapid change over the past year in the ways we deliver our services. This is an exciting time to join the council.
We can offer flexible working arrangements to suit your circumstances on an ongoing basis, as well as office accommodation
You will receive a competitive salary, a generous annual leave allowance with the opportunity to buy extra days, staff discounts, and admittance into the Local Government Pension Scheme.
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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 Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
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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 (brighton-hove.gov.uk).