Waveney District Council

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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
Organisation Waveney District Council & Suffolk Coastal District Councilweb sitelogo image Coverage
  • Suffolk, Eastern (inc. Herts and Essex)
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

Equal Opportunities

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.

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Human Resources

Address: Town Hall, High Street,
Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HS

Tel: 01502 523205

Fax: 01502 523204

Email: humanresources@waveney.gov.uk