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Housing Solutions Officer

  • Employer: Barrow Borough Council
  • Reference: HOP032
  • Published: Mon 09/09/2019, 12:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 16/09/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Scale 4/5 (from £19,554 per annum) (plus essential user car allowance)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Cumbria

Are you a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual? Do you thrive on dealing with challenging situations that require you to use your own initiative? If so, this may be the role you are looking for as a Housing Solutions Officer in our Homeless Advice team.

The post is offered on a full-time basis of 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

You will work effectively with private rented sector landlords to access their accommodation and to develop partnerships using a variety of incentives.  You will have a caseload of clients identified as homeless (or at risk of being homeless) that you will assist in securing accommodation for, within the private rented sector.

You should have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths.  Experience of and ability to problem solve, effective team working and working with clients with varying needs is essential. 

An awareness of homeless legislation and housing standards (Health & Safety rating system HHRS) will be required to fulfil the role.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide information and advice in accurate spoken English is also an essential requirement.

The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration of their criminal record history and apply for an Enhanced DBS check from the Disclosure & Barring Service prior to appointment.

For more information and an informal discussion about the position, ring Caroline Wagstaff (Operations Manager) on 01229 876310.

To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form.  Please visit www.yourcumbriajobs.co.uk to apply online.

Any queries please contact the HR Department, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD on (01229) 876543 or e-mail hr@barrowbc.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications:   Monday 16th September 2019

The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce.

Being Disability Confident demonstrates that the Council is committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people.  The Council is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Barrow Borough Council is committed to protecting people’s privacy and complying with the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR (Regulation EU 2016/679).

Please use the following link to our website to view how we will manage and process your personal data should you apply for this position:

https://www.barrowbc.gov.uk/about-the-council/data-protection-and-privacy-statement/

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  • Employer: Barrow Borough Council
  • Reference: HOP032
  • Published: Mon 09/09/2019, 12:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 16/09/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Scale 4/5 (from £19,554 per annum) (plus essential user car allowance)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Cumbria

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