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Specialist - Housing (Level 1) FTC to June 2020

Service Delivery
Vacancy type
Fixed term
£28,485 - £32,866
Closing date
27th September 2019

Post Number MDC001546


Maldon District Council is seeking to employ a suitably qualified and experienced Homelessness Officer to cover maternity leave for up to 9 months. 

The post holder will be required to prevent and relieve homelessness in line with the Homelessness Reduction Act (2017).

We are looking for an experienced homelessness officer with a good knowledge of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002) and Part 6 of the Housing Act 1996.

The post holder will be expected to manage a customer caseload and provide support to other members of the team.

About this role

The role will involve interviewing customers who are threatened with homelessness or homeless and giving advice and assistance to prevent homelessness.

The successful candidate will need to make enquiries to establish applicants’ circumstances and produce written decisions in line with Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996.

The role will involve liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies to prevent homelessness.

In addition to a good knowledge of relevant Housing legislation the post holder will have a good knowledge of caselaw, the Homelessness Code of Guidance and housing related benefits and have good customer care skills.

The successful candidate will need to record all actions in the housing database. 

The post holder will be required to take part in an out of hours telephone advice duty rota out for which an allowance will be paid.

For an informal discussion about this position

For further information about the role, please contact Sarah Gardiner or John Swords on Tel: 01621 876284/876207 or download and read the job description.

To apply

Complete the application form online. CVs will not be accepted.

Guidance notes for applicants and further documents are available here.

In addition to a competitive salary you will be entitled to participate in the Local Government Pension Scheme, cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car lease scheme and will benefit from free parking. You will recieve access to discounted local gym membership and payment of one annual professional fee (if applicable). You will also have access to a range of work/life balance policies.

Maldon District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Disclosure and Barring checks will be undertaken according to the responsibilities of the role.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, culture and experience. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, sex, disability, marital status and other protected characteristics.