Housing Allocations Team Leader

Posted 30 May 2024
Salary Umbrella Rate
Job type Temporary
Discipline Professional & Technical
ContactBelle Srijundee

Job description

Job Title: Housing Allocations Team Leader

Location: The Forum in Towcester, The Abbey in Daventry, and the Guildhall in Northampton (Office attendance varies weekly)

Hours: 37 hours per week

Pay Rate: Negotiable

Work Mode: Hybrid (3 days in the office)

Assignment Duration: 3 months temporary (potential for permanent role)

Role Overview:

Support the Housing Allocations & Quality Manager by leading and developing the Housing Allocations Team. Administer the Council's Housing Register, allocate accommodation, and provide comprehensive housing advice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Team Management: Supervise and support the Housing Allocations Team to ensure compliance with the Housing Allocations Policy and relevant legislation.
  • Application Oversight: Oversee eligibility, prioritisation, and allocation processes, including handling complex cases.
  • Stakeholder Relations: Maintain relationships with the Council's ALMO and Registered Providers, ensuring adherence to policies and agreements.
  • Review and Compliance: Conduct Housing Register reviews and prepare documentation for legal challenges.
  • Continuous Improvement: Foster a learning environment, ensuring the team stays informed on relevant laws and updates.


  • Comprehensive understanding of housing law and relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of housing policies, welfare reform, and related services
  • Familiarity with project management and service improvement methodologies
  • Proven track record in leading high-performing teams
  • Experience in housing allocations with high demand and time pressures
  • Experience in handling complex housing cases and legal compliance

If you are interested in the role, please apply now.