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Principal Officer Strategy and Homelessness Reviews



Salford City Council

Salford City Council

Unity House
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton, M27 5AW

Principal Officer – Strategy and Homelessness Reviews

Grade: 4B - £42,503 - £45,495 per annum (from 01.04.23)

Contract Type: Fixed term for 22 months 

Hours: 36 hours per week 

Closing date: Friday 14th April 2023 

Homelessness prevention and meeting housing needs are key strategic priorities for Salford and we are pleased to be able to offer this exciting opportunity to enhance our multi-agency approach to these important areas of work.

With a proven track record of stakeholder management and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels, we are looking for a dynamic individual to drive and steer delivery of some of our key homelessness and housing strategic priorities.

Based within the Housing Strategy Team, the postholder will work in collaboration with our Housing Options Service and a range of partners to facilitate improved partnership arrangements across the city. A key aim will be to ensure that partners contribute to the early identification of those at risk of homelessness in order to facilitate early engagement with services, to maximise homelessness prevention.

Your strategic / analytical skills, and ability to engage with people with lived experience, will also enable you to further inform and develop our wider strategic plans.

Similarly, the postholder will have proven experience in understanding and applying homelessness law and will be adept at processing and communicating complex information in a way that can be understood by members of the public, to deliver section 202 homelessness reviews.


Our values of pride, passion, people and personal responsibility are at the heart of everything we do and they are central to the way in which we behave with colleagues, customers and partners.

Please include along with your CV and a supporting statement, which evidences your skills and experience in the following areas: stakeholder engagement, producing documents for a range of audiences including reports, excellent verbal communication skills including presentations to a wide range of audiences, collecting, interpreting and presenting data and applying homelessness law.

Any internal candidates seeking a secondment must seek the approval of their line manager before applying.

For any queries about the post, please contact Andrew Leigh - Head of Strategy and Enabling:


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Why work for Team Salford.pdf

About your benefits 

You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged and you will have the opportunity to work and grow in a values based organisation where people are at the heart of everything we do. We promote a positive permission culture, empowering you to make a difference. Your opinions matter to us and you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel, pension and salary sacrifice schemes.  In addition to this we offer a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs. 

Continuous service commitment 

New employees can now keep their service related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester, which include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester, as well as many others.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work so we aim to provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work 

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary Recruitment and Employment Privacy Notice which can be found at 

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