About the Role
You will work within the Housing Act 1996 (as amended) up to the end of the ‘Prevention’ stage of the Homelessness Reduction Act providing comprehensive housing advice to households with a range of tenures. You will interview clients, assess their circumstances, decide what statutory duties may be owed, and identify their housing options. You will work collaboratively with other partners including housing associations, police, social services, drug treatment agencies and other relevant stakeholders.
About the Person
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated person that can engage with vulnerable members of the public, assisting them to avoid homelessness. With a can do attitude and you will be familiar with relevant legislation and have experience of working in a role providing housing advice and/or tenancy support.
In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.
We provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and ‘Better’ leisure centre membership.
For an informal discussion about the role, please call Tara O’Hara, Homelessness Prevention Team Leader on 01737 276439.
We are proud to support the guaranteed interview schemes for those meeting the essential criteria for the role, under the Disability Confident employer scheme for disabled candidates, and the ‘Veteran’s scheme’ for ex-armed forces candidates.
Closing date: Sunday 24 March 2019
Interview date: Monday 1st and Thurs 4th April
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