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Housing Team Leader

Job Description

Housing Team Leader
12 week contract
37 hours per week
£16 p/h
One of the largest housing associations in the UK is recruiting for a Housing Team Leader to manage their support workers in the provision of a tenancy sustainment and housing support service to their residents with mild learning disabilities, across Tonbridge.

The Role
This Housing Team Leader role entails leading a team of 12 in providing high-quality support services for individuals with mild learning disabilities, focusing on housing management and care coordination in Tonbridge.
The responsibilities include managing team rotas, maintaining professional relationships with stakeholders, ensuring contract compliance, overseeing health and safety procedures, staff supervision, and contributing to training and development. The ideal candidate should have experience in frontline services, knowledge of support planning and risk management, IT literacy, and excellent communication skills, with a willingness to work within an on-call rotation.
Key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and motivate a team of 12 to deliver exceptional support services for individuals with mild learning disabilities, focusing on housing management and care coordination in Tonbridge.
  • Manage team rotas, ensure adequate coverage for all accommodation schemes and community services, and oversee the referral process.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with local agencies and stakeholders, ensuring effective collaboration and partnership working.
  • Ensure compliance with commissioned contracts, maintain accurate records, and contribute to the training and development of the team.
  • Supervise staff, support with induction and training, oversee health and safety procedures, and participate in an out-of-hours rota as required.

The Candidate
To be considered for this Housing Team Leader role, you will require previous experience managing a supported housing service as well as:

  • Practical experience in delivering high-quality frontline services to vulnerable populations, particularly those with learning disabilities.
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to motivate and supervise a team of support staff effectively.
  • Proficiency in IT, with a quick ability to learn new systems and software.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding regulations, health and safety procedures, and professional boundaries.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a capacity to build and maintain professional relationships and collaborate with external stakeholders.

You will also require a driving license and DBS for this role.

The Contract
This Housing Team Leader role is on an initial 12 week contract which as potential to be extended or made permanent. The role is covering 5 services all in Tonbridge - 4 are 24/7 and 1 up to 9pm.
You will be lone working and shifts will be up to 10pm with some on call work.

How to Apply
To apply for this Housing Service Lead role, please email a copy of your CV to lee . mcmillan @ servicecare . org. uk or call on 01772 208 966 to discuss the role in more detail!
If the role is more suited to someone you know, we offer a £250 referral bonus for every successfully referred candidate!