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Homeless Outreach Officer (3 Year Fixed Term Contract)

  • Employer: Barrow Borough Council
  • Reference: PCO900
  • Published: Tue 08/11/2022, 9:53 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 31/12/2022, 9:53 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary Scale 4-5 (from £22,369 per annum)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Barrow Borough Council, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, Cumbria

This post is offered on a full-time basis of 37 hours per week.

We have an excellent opportunity for a motivated candidate to apply for the role of Homeless Outreach Officer, within the People and Place Directorate. We are looking for someone with a flexible attitude to the work who is solution focused in their approach.  Join us and you can help change lives.  Our Homeless Team are lucky to say we start each day knowing we can make a difference to local people.

Your role will be varied and rewarding. Our customers are always put at the heart of our service provision, ensuring we deliver excellent advice and assistance.   The role requires excellent communication skills to engage appropriately with vulnerable adults, often with mental health, offending history, learning disabilities and substance misuse.  The role requires the successful applicant to be out in the community visiting hot spot/sleep site areas in the borough, to engage with people sleeping rough from their first point of contact, building a rapport to encourage long-term change.  If you are super organised and like a varied role, we’d love to hear from you.

The successful candidate will have 5 GCSEs at A* to C or equivalent or will be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and ability through their current role.  Experience of working in partnership with statutory and non-statutory agencies in a customer-focused environment in the housing sector or related field is essential. 

You must have the ability to travel efficiently around the borough to conduct visits and attend meetings. 

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide information, advice and instruction in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration of their criminal record history and apply for an Enhanced DBS check from the Disclosure & Barring Service prior to appointment.

The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme.

For more information and an informal discussion about the position, ring Amanda Brierley - Homeless Manager on Tel:  01229 876332 .

 To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form. Please visit www.yourcumbriajobs.co.uk/recruiters/barrow.aspx to apply online.

Any queries please contact the HR Department, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD on (01229) 876543 or e-mail hr@barrowbc.gov.uk.

Closing Date for applications - This vacancy will close when a suitable applicant is appointed or a high volume of suitable applications is received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.  Applications will be assessed within three weeks of receipt and shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible.  The situation will remain under review and the Authority reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy at any time.

The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and

from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce.

Being Disability Confident demonstrates that the Council is committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people.  The Council is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the job.

 Barrow Borough Council is committed to protecting people’s privacy and complying with the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR (Regulation EU 2016/679).

 Please use the following link to our website to view how we will

manage and process your personal data should you apply for this position:

https://www.barrowbc.gov.uk/about-the-council/data-protection-and-privacy-statement/

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  • Employer: Barrow Borough Council
  • Reference: PCO900
  • Published: Tue 08/11/2022, 9:53 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 31/12/2022, 9:53 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary Scale 4-5 (from £22,369 per annum)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Barrow Borough Council, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, Cumbria

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