Chelmsford City Council is recruiting a Temporary Accommodation Officer in its Strategic Housing Service. We are looking for someone with knowledge and experience of housing, especially homelessness and property management.
The role requires working with a range of landlords who provide temporary accommodation, ensuring there are places available for those who have become homeless, supporting plans for moving families and single people on when other homes become available, and ensuring the services provided by landlords comply with the council’s standards and requirements. Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent administrative skills, an ability to work under pressure in what can at times be a challenging but also very rewarding role.
The Council have been accredited with the Essex Family Friendly Employers Charter. This recognises our efforts to support working parents. Our website has been updated to reflect this.
As part of our accreditation, Management Team have agreed that wherever operationally possible, we will offer our fulltime roles on a job share or part time basis. This is on the basis that we are able to recruit to the remaining hours within the same or one subsequent recruitment cycle.
Further information on the family friendly charter can be found: https://www.essex.gov.uk/family-friendly-charter/family-friendly-employer-principles
Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council's Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with Disclosure and Barring Service process.
To view further details for this role including a job description, please click the link on the attachments section.