Overview

Employer:
Sevenoaks District Council

Salary:
£30,814 – £33,572

Location:
Council Offices, Argyle Road

Contract:
Temporary

Working Pattern:
Full Time

Hours:
37 hours per week.

DBS Check:
Enhanced

Closing Date:
15/01/2023 at 23:59

Reference:
SDC/22/222866

Can you help reduce homelessness?

You’ll take a proactive and innovative approach towards prevention homelessness in Sevenoaks as it is one of our key focuses. Working across the whole Housing service, you’ll assist primarily with rough sleepers with a variety of projects and initiatives which means you’ll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills further.

You’ll be providing advice, guidance and support to our customers as well as assessing homeless applications, making referrals and creating Personalised Housing Plans. You’ll also work to support landlords and tenants in the district through the Council’s Private Sector Lettings scheme.

If you have a background in housing, then you’ll know that communication and a detailed knowledge of the Housing Act and Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 is essential. You’ll also be able to remain calm and work effectively under pressure and maintain a high level of accuracy.

Please note this is a fixed-term contract position for 12 months.

This post is subject to a DBS Check and may require Out of Hours cover as part of a Rota.

This role will be based at our Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks Kent TN13 1HG. We currently operate a hybrid working model for the majority of our roles where your working time will be divided between the office (2-3 days) and home working (2-3 days).

Do you want to know more about the role?

Please contact Nicola Conroy, Housing Advice Team Leader, (Nicola.conroy@sevenoaks.gov.uk) for an informal discussion about the role.

All agency enquiries must be directed to Lucy Wraxall, Recruitment & Onboarding Advisor (01723 227383).

Do you want to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?

Read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

Closing date: 15th January 2023

Interviews: 24th January 2023

Equal Opportunities

Sevenoaks – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Sevenoaks District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Sevenoaks District Council

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