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Housing Advisors

Bristol City Council
100 Temple Street, Bristol
£33,024 - £36,648
Closing date
23 May 2024

Job Details

Housing Advisors
Salary: BG10 £33,024 - £36,648
Basis: Full Time, Permanent
Location: 100 Temple Street, Bristol
Ref: VAC005441

Bristol City Council’s Housing Options Service have several vacancies available for Housing Advisors to work within the Homelessness Prevention Team.

The team are specialists in working with families and single people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness; to ensure early intervention, prevention, and to assist households in finding solutions to their housing problems.

You must have excellent communication skills including negotiation and mediation skills and be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation.

The role is interesting and demanding, working face to face with citizens, to identify issues and steps that can be taken, to provide early intervention that prevents homelessness. It also involves liaising with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies, and regular communication with their representatives.

In this role you will promote and provide authoritative advice and assistance; to prevent homelessness, on a range of housing solutions, and to landlords and tenants regarding their statutory rights.

You must have excellent negotiation, problem-solving, and communication skills (particularly written); and the ability to present information in a legible and logical manner. You will also require excellent conciliation and mediation skills, to achieve effective understanding between groups with potentially conflicting objectives.

Some of these posts may involve working in specialist areas and this will be discussed further at interview.

Please note that this role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our roles hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice - mixing both home and office working.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

It is Bristol City Council’s practice to request references for candidates that have been offered a job. However, if you are applying for a job that requires a Disclosure and Barring Service check then we will request your references once you have been invited to an interview.

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification or alternatively, please contact Julie Matthews

Please note that we aim to complete interviews w/c 3rd June 2024

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. Appointments will be made on merit.


Closing date: 23 May 2024.


Company info
0117 352 1400
The Council House
College Green

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