Our Housing Options Team is a busy, thriving team who are constantly working towards creating a community free of homelessness. We provide advice, information and assistance with all housing issues within the Borough.
This is a temporary position for up to 12 months covering a period of maternity leave and we are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic housing professional to become part of the team.
You will advise and support clients in negative housing situations and will enable mediation between tenants and landlords and within families in order to prevent homelessness. The job also includes producing advisory literature regarding housing issues, creating reports for Senior Officers and stepping in to secure appropriate emergency accommodation.
You will have housing related training and knowledge of homelessness legislation and case law. An ability to interpret and communicate complex information is essential as is being an adaptable, sympathetic and organised individual. A full driver’s license is required.
As this job involves contact with vulnerable groups, successful applicants will be required to obtain a Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Assistance will be given by the Council and further details will be in the job application pack.
Woking Borough Council takes a robust approach to thoroughly checking anyone who has applied to work with vulnerable groups.
The Council offers in return a generous flexi time scheme with the ability to take two flexi days a month, membership of the local government pension scheme, discounted health and leisure membership, plus many more excellent benefits.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post. An assessment may be required. If you have any queries or would like to discuss this further, please contact the Human Resources team.
Our People business area is currently going through an exciting period of change and as such, reporting lines may differ from that stated in the job specification.
For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Catherine Butler, Housing Needs Manager on 01483 743618.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 2 October 2018.