20 month fixed term contract
We are seeking dedicated officer with experience of working with complex and challenging clients to join the Housing Options team as a specialist working with single people and contribute towards the delivery of a high-quality housing service. The successful candidate will have experience of working with clients who are or at risk of being street homeless. You will be prepared to work out of the office with partners to proactively find housing solutions to our most vulnerable clients and ensuring clients have every opportunity to benefit from the duties of the Local Authority under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.
This is a challenging role and you will be required to have excellent communication and negotiation skills as you will be dealing with complex clients often in emotional and stressful situations. You will need to be self motivated and proactive in preventing homelessness and identifying housing options and solutions. You will also need to demonstrate experience of working with providers and partner agencies to deliver support to vulnerable people.
Working as part of a busy team you will need to work well under pressure and on your own initiative as you will build and manage your own caseload to Cherwell’s service standards.
- The Council is an equal opportunities employer and has flexible working practices.
- A generous annual leave entitlement
- Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Cycle to work scheme (after one years’ service)
- Incremental pay award (awarded annually in April after one years’ service)
Closing date: Monday 28 December 2020
Interview date: Thursday 07 January 2021
How to Apply
For an informal discussion please contact Alison Adkins, Housing Options and Allocations Manager 01295 221677.To download a recruitment pack and apply for the post, please apply online below or contact Human Resources on 01295 221767
Cherwell District Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adult