Executive Recruitment

Director of Homelessness

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Manchester City Council
£98,592 - £108,853
Closing date:
25th January
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
25th January 2021
Longlist meeting
w/c 1st February 2021
Preliminary interviews
9th and 10th February 2021
Shortlist meeting
w/c 15th February 2021
Online assessments
w/c 15th February 2021
Assessment centre and final interviews
w/c 22nd February 2021


Manchester is a large vibrant city with a rich tapestry of history, culture and people.  It is also a city of contrasts with significant opportunity, regeneration and development, but with increasing numbers of homelessness across both families and single people, as well as people who sleep on our streets.

Our Manchester vision is for a city where homelessness continues to reduce year-on-year and where residents are offered a wide choice of housing options, enabling people to live in their neighbourhoods of choice. A city where we support the most vulnerable and ensure that people have the opportunity to seek shelter when they are most vulnerable.

Our Homelessness Partnership is established and strong, encompassing statutory services, the voluntary, community and faith sectors, and, most importantly, people with lived experience are also part of that partnership.  We are also part of a wider Greater Manchester system and have a range of council and commissioned services in place. The partnership is focused on supporting those who are homeless, are at risk of being homeless and providing much needed support to rough sleepers. It is also driving change to address the causes of homelessness.

We need someone who is passionate about the causes of homelessness but who is also practical and pragmatic in dealing with the consequences of it. Your role will be deliver our strategic aims/priorities to reduce the use of temporary accommodation, reduce homelessness and rough sleepers and increase homelessness prevention. You will be an innovative leader and be adept at building engaged partnerships. Working together with Council colleagues and with the wider Homelessness Partnership to address the underlying causes and create solutions to homelessness and rough sleeping within Our Manchester priorities.

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To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Gary Evans
0113 205 6080
Philip Emms
0113 205 6078
Michelle Sander
020 7426 3377
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