Stafford Borough & Cannock Chase District Councils

Housing Options (Homelessness) Officer

Location
Cannock, Staffordshire
Salary
Grade F: £23,541 - £27,041 per annum
Posted
03 Sep 2021
Closes
17 Sep 2021
Job Ref
CH045M
Job Type
Community, Housing
Contract Type
Full time temporary
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Housing Options (Homelessness) Officer

Grade F:  £23,541 - £27,041 per annum

Post No: CH045M –  37 Hours per week

Temporary  Position - Maternity Cover up to 12 months from appointment

 

Location: Cannock

 

Benefits to you:

  • Flexitime Scheme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted Council Leisure Centre Membership
  • 22 days holiday and 25 after 5 years continuous service
  • Casual Car User Allowance
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Free Parking

 

Cannock Chase Council Housing Options Team is seeking an enthusiastic person to join our small but busy team to meet the requirements of the new Homelessness Reduction Act. This role will provide effective housing advice and assistance to prevent and resolve homelessness.

You should have previous experience in the provision of Housing Advice and Homelessness Prevention and have communication skills sufficient to deal effectively and efficiently with front line customers and partner agencies.

You should be able to demonstrate organisational skills sufficient to administer case work to meet set targets and be able to monitor and prepare statistical information. You should also have knowledge of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and implementation of homelessness functions and prevention initiatives.

Previous experience of commencing  homelessness applications, agreeing personal housing plans and making statutory decisions in line with the legislation would be advantageous.

The successful candidate should hold a full UK Driving Licence and be able to access various sites across the District.

 

To apply for this vacancy online please go to https://cannock.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Alternatively, please telephone 01543 462621 or write to HR Services, Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG or e-mail vacancies@cannockchasedc.gov.uk quoting post number CH045M.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 17th September 2021.

 

THE COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

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