Team Leader (Advice & Prevention)

Bury St Edmunds
£31,401- £32,233 per annum pro rata
21 Jun 2018
19 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen with West Suffolk Councils to become a Team Leader (Advice & Prevention) based in Bury St Edmunds! You will join our team on a part time, contract working 30 hours per week covering maternity cover with a competitive starting salary of £31,401- £32,233 per annum pro rata depending on qualifications/experience plus an excellent benefits package!

St. Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council are two authorities with a reputation for being forward thinking and innovative. By sharing services under the title of West Suffolk they are taking an increased commercial approach to changes in the public sector environment and have a wide range of exciting initiatives underway.

A home is more than just a roof over someone’s head – it’s where individuals and families find their security, safety and stability. Working in this team gives you the chance to be part of tackling what is one of the biggest challenges in our society: the challenge to help people find a home and retain a home. 

The Team Leader (Advice & Prevention) Role

This is an exciting time to become part of a team that makes such a difference and transforms lives, working for an organisation that is at the forefront of innovative thinking in the public sector.

As our Team Leader (Advice & Prevention) you will manage, lead and co-ordinate the day to day delivery of this service area. You will liaise with and advise statutory and voluntary agencies on a range of housing issues.

This post is temporary to cover maternity leave for up to 12 months.

Our Ideal Team Leader (Advice & Prevention)

To be successful in the Team Leader (Advice & Prevention) role you must have experience of supervising staff or co-ordinating activities, be a team player with well developed communication and written skills, and be able to understand and implement housing law and policies. You must also be able to travel within West Suffolk. Knowledge of housing options and homelessness is essential.

A basic DBS check will be required for this post.

Benefits of becoming our Team Leader (Advice & Prevention)

In return our benefits package includes a competitive salary and pension scheme, discounts on supermarkets and high street shops, cashback on holidays, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and money off household bills together with flexible working arrangements, learning and development opportunities and generous annual leave entitlement.

Closing date: Monday 16th July 2018

Interview date: Tuesday 24th July 2018

So if this sounds like the role for you, why not click ‘apply’ today to become our Team Leader (Advice & Prevention). We’d love to hear from you!

With effect from 1 April 2019 St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath councils we will become a single council and will be known as West Suffolk Council. 

We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share these commitments.