We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Accommodation Placements Adviser to make decisions about housing applications (this does not include homelessness decisions), allocate temporary and permanent housing and support council tenants to move in accordance with the homelessness accommodation strategy and placement policy including utilising the housing allocations scheme and other council policies and priorities. You will also be providing a casework service that contributes to improved wellbeing, resilience and reduced poverty through activities such as preparing prospective social housing tenants to sustain their new home.
The successful candidate will be providing a timely comprehensive and customer-focussed assessment and casework service to applicants for social housing, mutual exchange and other housing options for social housing tenants including statutory reviews of decisions made under the housing allocations scheme. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work proactively and collaboratively with colleagues. No formal qualifications are required for the role but a high standard of general education and detailed working knowledge of housing Act 1996 parts VI and VII along with the ability to draw upon case law are essential for this position.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard. The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.
How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing dates for applications: Sunday 8th December 2019
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 190000T5