Job vacancy details
Waveney District Council - Housing Options Advisor
|Employer||Waveney District Council & Suffolk Coastal District Council||Reference||12/015 SH310|
|Published||Mon 27/02/2012 14:44 PM||Closing Date||Thu 15/03/2012 23:59 PM|
|Working Pattern||Flexible Hours, Full Time, Temporary position||Hours||Your normal hours of work are 37 hours per week over 5 days – in line with the Authority’s flexitime Scheme.|
|Salary||£14,733 - £23,708 pa||DBS Check||Yes|
|Location||The Marina Customer Services Centre, Marina, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HH|
Fixed Term to 31st March 2013
You will provide an efficient, proactive, effective and sympathetic housing advice and options service to people applying for housing assistance, people presenting as homeless and/or potentially homeless in accordance with current legislation and practice.
You will assess the background of the housing needs of applicants and utilise the widest range of possible housing options available in partnership with voluntary and statutory partner agencies.
You will have previous experience of working with the public, in particular vulnerable adults, the ability to work on your own initiative and to communicate in a tactful and sympathetic way. The ability to write reports and keep accurate records are also essential requirements of this post, as is a working knowledge of housing legislation and current practice
Ideally you will hold the Key A and B Shelter Housing Advice or other relevant qualification.
It is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and ideally the use of a car. A CRB check will also be required for this post.
Interviews will take place on Monday 26th March 2012
Waveney District Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council are Equal Opportunity Employers, offering a range of family friendly policies and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Both Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. CRB checks are required for relevant posts.