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Vacancy Details

Housing Advice Officer

Employer:
Sevenoaks District Council
Salary:
£32,765 - £35,523
Location:
Council Offices, Argyle Road
Contract:
Contract
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Yes
Closing Date:
27/05/2024 at 23:59
Reference:
SDC/24/279639
Sevenoaks District Council

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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Please note this is a fixed-term contract 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 and home working.

Do you want to know more about the role?

For further details on the role, the Council and the benefits of working for us, please see our Candidate Pack – https://sevenoaks.pagetiger.com/ddtaycg/1

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: 27th May 2024

Interviews: 21st June 2024 

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.

This vacancy is now closed