Safer and Stronger Communities
Housing Supervisor (Homelessness Prevention and Housing Options Team (HP&HOT) ) – fixed term until 30/09/2022
Salary: £26,393 – £31,484
Hours: 36 per week
The City of Edinburgh Council’s Homelessness Prevention and Housing Options Team (HP&HOT) is at the frontline of tackling homelessness in Edinburgh. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a temporary HP&HOT Housing Supervisor to lead a team of 10 Housing Assistants (Grade 4) to prevent and resolve homelessness in Edinburgh.
Working across the following locations
South East Office – 40 Captain’s Road, Edinburgh
North East Office – 101 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh
North West Office – 8 West Pilton Gardens, Edinburgh
South West Office – 10 Westside Plaza, Edinburgh
Please note that that at any point in your employment with the Council that you may be required to work in any location across Edinburgh and therefore the above locations may change.
The HP&HOT Housing Supervisor will work in a statutory service and be fully responsible for leading and managing a team of 10 Housing Assistants. The HP&HOT Housing Supervisor will lead their team of 10 Housing Assistants to robustly assist Housing Officers whilst working to legislative and good practice requirements and in collaboration with many other statutory services and partner organisations.
The Housing Supervisor and Housing Assistants will fulfil a variety of functions (including but not limited to – provision of housing options advice, progression of applicable support referrals, responding to contacts and enquiries etc) to enable the smooth transition of homeless cases to settled accommodation as soon as possible.
This is an extremely busy and pressurised service and you and your team may need to provide cover in a variety of locations across Edinburgh or reschedule your diary at very short notice to ensure our statutory duties to homeless households are achieved. As such this role requires you to display resilience on a daily basis and the ability to take ownership and responsibility of applicable tasks when working and leading and supporting your team of Housing Assistants. The successful candidate will therefore have a proven track record of working within a challenging frontline service.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.
We’re committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation
Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.
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