Posted 20 days ago

Commercial Assistant - Housing Advisory Service

  • £250 per day
  • V85102440
  • North London
  • Judith Okoro
  • Temporary
  • Public Sector

Job Details

Role Purpose 
The Commercial Assistant will support the Housing Advisory Service (HAS) and its senior management team to grip its management strategy (achieving budget, vacancy factor, absence costs etc) and report on the staffing budget. Identify high-cost temporary accommodation placements ensuring strategies are being progressed to address them, using data to drive financial performance. Ensure compliance with the financial governance framework for the Service and relevant policies and procedures in place across the wider Council.
Main Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Identify high-cost placements in temporary accommodation and ensuring strategies are being progressed to address them – basically using data to drive financial performance.
  • Prepare regular reports on budget performance and financial status reflecting changes to staff structure.
  • Assist in identifying and mitigating risks to the Housing Advisory Service budget.
  • Prepare staff budget reports and presentations for management and stakeholders.
  • Monitor and report on HAS staffing budget -including agency spend, sources of funding to cover workers
  • Liaise with HAS management team, Strategic Housing Director, internal departments (Finance, Matrix, Digital Services) and other stakeholders to ensure effective communication and collaboration.
  • Supporting the Housing Advisory Service to deliver its budget within target enabling it to fulfil its statutory homelessness duties.

  • Experience working in a housing association or council (Essential)
  • Degree in business administration, finance, or a related field (Essential)
  • Experience in a commercial or financial role, preferably within a housing or public sector environment (Essential) 
  • Good knowledge of MS Office, including Outlook – email and diary management, Excel – create and edit spread-sheets, Word – create and edit detailed documents and financial management software (Essential) 

  • Initial 3 month ongoing contract 
  • PAYE via Umbrella
  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30 pm (IN OFFICE)

If you are interested in this position AND meet the requirements, APPLY NOW!