Housing Advice Worker

Location
AL1 3JX, St Albans
Salary
£13,332 pa
Posted
10 Sep 2019
Closes
22 Sep 2019
Ref
HAW5020
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Housing Advice Worker - Open Door

Part Time - 20 hours - £13,332

Fixed Term - 12 months contract

About the role

We are looking for a dedicated Housing Advice Worker to manage the drop in Service and provide specialist move on and housing advice to homeless people. You would act as a Housing Options champion, identifying new housing and move on opportunities for our service users and build strong links with other housing providers including the private sector.

About you

You`ll be driven by the desire to make a difference and have previous experience of working in a housing advice environment, providing advice and information and previous experience of working with homeless people with complex needs or mental health issues.

This post will require working Monday to Friday - every afternoon, 4 hours per day either 12.30pm to 4.30pm or 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

The Benefits

We offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year plus statutory bank holidays, rising with service (pro rata for part time hours)
  • Salary - £13,332 (FTE equivalent is £24,999)
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Regular support from your line manager and colleagues
  • Monthly sickness bonus after satisfactory completion of probationary review
  • Annual salary and cost of living review
  • Commitment to health and wellbeing with the Five Ways to Wellbeing
  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary
  • Fully paid DBS
  • Comprehensive training and development support with the opportunity to gain a recognised vocational qualification
  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
  • Employee assistance helpline

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. We believe everyone should have a home and the support they need, so our aim is to build new homes and to provide excellent housing and support.

We currently manage over 6,000 homes and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £84 million and a development programme that will deliver around 400 new affordable homes each year.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply below.

Please see below for a copy of the Housing Advice job description.

Closing date: Sunday 22nd September 2019

Interview date: To be confirmed

Please note that suitable candidates will be invited to interview throughout the application window and therefore the vacancy may close at short notice, however all candidates will be advised of the outcome of their application and are therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

In accordance with CQC regulations, appointment to this position will be subject to satisfactory DBS, reference and medical checks.

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