Housing Solutions Officer

Operations and Development Centre, Roway Lane, Oldbury B69 3ES
Band E, SCP 18-25 (£24,982 - £29,577 per annum) (£12.95 - £15.33 per hour)
02 Sep 2020
29 Sep 2020
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Job Type
Community, Housing
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

The posts available are currently Fixed Term until 31 March 2021 but subject to the current service redesign and funding allocations for 2021/22 a number could become permanent posts around April 2021. Furthermore, a good number of staff who are now permanent started in fixed term roles.

Candidates must have a minimum qualification of GCSE Maths and English, level 2 or equivalent  and have a knowledge of homelessness.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Councils Housing Solutions Service to provide an effective and professional person centred approach to the prevention and relief of homelessness. To undertake a holistic approach to casework including the assessment and investigation of homelessness in line with the Councils statutory duties.

This is a challenging and high pressured environment, working with vulnerable families and customers with varying needs. If you feel you are up to the challenge we want to hear from you.

As part of your application, and to ensure we recruit the people most suitable for this role, you will be required to answer two questions on the application form. Failure to answer these questions means your application will be withdrawn from the recruitment process. There is no requirement to attach a CV or supporting statement.

If you are successful at the initial application stage you will be contacted via email and invited to a short telephone interview. Following this, if successful you will be invited to a formal virtual interview which will take place on Microsoft Teams.

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to: hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk

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Job Description
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