To coordinate the multi-agency response to unauthorised encampments in Brighton & Hove on behalf of the Local Authority.
Interviews on the 6th August
Fixed term: Until 31st March 2022
For an informal discussion, please contact Jo Player - Head of Safer Communities on 07808062045
About the role
We are seeking to appoint a person to co-ordinate the Local Authorities response to unauthorised encampments in the city. Working within the field officer team you will work closely with partners and other council teams to balance the needs of those individuals living in unauthorised tented encampments with the needs of local communities.
The successful candidate should have knowledge and understanding of issues relating to unauthorised encampments in an urban environment and how these intersect with public and political expectations and pressures in Brighton & Hove.
As well as knowledge and understanding of the specific needs, vulnerabilities and risks that can be associated with those who are street homeless or leading a street-based lifestyle and an knowledge of different approaches to unauthorised encampments and those occupying them, including enforcement interventions, and when and how these might be used effectively.
We would be happy to consider anyone who would like to apply on the basis of a secondment from their substantive job. If you would like to apply on the basis of a secondment please get the agreement from your manager before applying.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours 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.
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 male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.