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Single Homelessness Prevention and Relief Officer

Employer
Brent Council
Location
Brent Civic Centre, London (Greater)
Salary
£32,418 - £34,209
Closing date
2 Feb 2022

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Function
Community and Customer Services, Care and support, Homelessness
Seniority
Officer
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority
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Are you looking for a new challenge …..Do you have transferrable skills

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

At Brent, we have an established specialist single homelessness service to assist single individuals facing homelessness.  This is a fact paced and dynamic service. We recognise housing solutions are not the same for everyone. 

The Person

Are you a creative thinker who can deliver innovative and realistic solutions for customers who are threatened with homelessness?  Do you possess excellent communication and organisational skills?  Would you relish the opportunity to use your own initiative whilst working at pace in a supportive environment?  If so, then working in our Housing Service, with the main aim of helping to prevent and relieve homelessness and provide alternative housing solutions, is for you.

You will be supporting customers to find solutions for their housing issues and will do this by providing robust housing advice and support, working with partner agencies and developing personalised housing plans for customers with a firm focus on homelessness prevention to ensure that customers housing and homelessness issues are resolved.

A strong commitment to providing ongoing exceptional customer service is an essential requirement of this role.

If you meet the above criteria, are organised and flexible with an innovative approach to your work we would welcome your application for this post.

Closing date: 02 February 2022 (23:00)

Additional Information 

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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