Housing Advice & Homelessness Prevention Officer

Brentwood, Essex
£27,251 to £31,043 p.a.
11 May 2018
27 May 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Housing Advice & Homelessness Prevention Officer 
12-month Fixed Term Position (37 hours per week) 
Grade F (SCP28-32) - £27,251 to £31,043 p.a.  

(Starting salary dependent upon skills and qualifications, progression subject to satisfactory performance)

This is an exciting time to join the Housing Department at Brentwood Council as it is undergoing a transformation project called ‘getting our house in order’.  We have ambitious plans to improve and transform services for our customers. 
The Council is seeking to recruit a full-time fixed term Housing Advice and Homeless Prevention Officer. You will be responsible for interviewing homeless applicants and assessing their applications. You will be crucial in assisting clients to prevent their homelessness in line with new legislation and guidance. At least two years’ experience of working in the field of homelessness is required and you will need to manage a demanding caseload.  You will have to apply up to date case law when making decisions on applications and must have a working knowledge of welfare benefits.   
You will also need to demonstrate the following: 
•    Experience of working in the field of homelessness 
•    Experience of Allocations 
•    The ability to work under pressure 
•    A customer focus 
•    Strong negotiation skills  
•    The ability to advocate on behalf of our customers 
•    An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required. 

Closing Date for accepting applications: Sunday 27th May at 11.59pm

To apply, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the page. 
For an informal discussion please contact Mr Stuart Morris on 01277 312759 or stuart.morris@brentwood.gov.uk
Brentwood Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  People with disabilities will be offered an interview where they meet the Essential Criteria on the Person Specification. 

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