Responsible for the strategic direction of the housing service, dealing with homelessness, private sector housing and the effective management of the council's stock of over 5,000 dwellings (including 100 leasehold properties), which includes collecting approx. £50m per annum in housing rents
Also responsible for a wide range of frontline customer services and other support services including:
- The payment of housing and council tax benefits. (approx £50m per annum to 18,000 claimants).
- The internal support service includes postal services and the council's courier, secretarial support and other general administrative functions
- The Council's lead liaison officer with New Forest Citizens Advice Bureau
|Number of employees responsible for||Annual Service Expenditure Budget (2014/15)||Annual Service Income Budget (2014/15)|
|140.63 full time equivalent employees||£56.5 million|