The Personal Advisor (Housing Specialist) will support Personal Advisors and Care Leavers within the 18+ service, who require additional support to address their accommodation and independent living needs, with a focus on those at risk of homelessness.
This post is funded by the Rough Sleeping Grant with funds from the Department for Education. Consideration will be given to anyone who is able to be seconded to this post.
For further information or an informal discussion about this role please contact:
Bob Uden, Leaving Care Manager
Telephone: 01273 295423 / 07870 168947
Fixed-Term for 12 months
Interview date: 25th June 2021
About the role
The personal advisors in the team provide vital support and advice to our Care Leavers during their transition from living in care to adult life.
It’s an exciting time to be join this team, who are a deeply committed group of staff - they are passionate about ensuring this cohort of care leavers are offered the best opportunities possible to:
- engage in education, training and employment opportunities
- acquire budgeting and life skills
- maintain their accommodation and secure housing
- live a healthy lifestyle and access health services
- make positive use of community and leisure services
- promote family and friendship links
- be aware of their responsibilities as citizens
Brighton and Hove Council are recruiting a Leaving Care Team Personal Advisor (Accommodation Specialist) to join our Leaving Care Team to help ensue all our care leavers are living in suitable accommodation.
The Personal Advisor (Accommodation Specialist) will support Personal Advisors and Care Leavers within the 18+ service, who require additional support to address their accommodation and independent living needs, with a focus on those at risk of homelessness.
This role will focus on those Care Leavers at high risk of homelessness and will address the factors that are placing them most at this risk. The Personal Advisor (Accommodation Specialist) will be expected to keep up-to-date with government guidance and regulations in relation to accommodation, as well as all involved processes and resources, to facilitate the delivery of expert advice on all areas of accommodation options.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce..