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Welfare Reform Project Officer (Fixed term)

  • Employer: Oxford City Council
  • Reference: 001895
  • Published: Thu 29/04/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: G7: £35,783 to £36,910 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers, Oxfordshire

Job Title: Welfare Reform Project Officer
Job reference: 001895
Service Area: Housing Services
Salary: G7: £35,783 to £36,910 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Contract: Fixed Term/Secondment up to 12 months
Hours per week: 37
Location: Work from home/ Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers

The role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the Welfare Reform Team supporting residents of Oxford to sustain their tenancies.

Since its creation the team has been responding to the impact of Welfare Reform by supporting people into work through breaking down barriers to employment, helping people find more affordable accommodation and improving their financial capability. The work has achieved recognition both locally and nationally and has resulted in the team winning a number of awards.

The team provide a homelessness prevention service to Oxford residents who can access expert advice and guidance from the team, in order to help them manage and budget their income, sorting out issues with paying their rent and other bills and providing support to become financially independent.

The team prides itself on its culture; where both management and colleagues are supportive, personal development is valued, and staff are empowered to challenge the status quo.

About us
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. Coronavirus information: It is intended to conduct interviews via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Jitsi; please contact us if this is not an option for you. For most roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home for the immediate future. They should ensure that they have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.

Closing Date: 17 May 2021
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): 26 May 2021/ 27 May 2021

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Ewelina Jankowska on 01865 252213 or ejankowska@oxford.gov.uk

We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.

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How to Apply

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Please note, we do not accept CVs.

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  • Employer: Oxford City Council
  • Reference: 001895
  • Published: Thu 29/04/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: G7: £35,783 to £36,910 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers, Oxfordshire

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