Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2025
We are recruiting to a new multi-disciplinary team to help drive up standards within supported housing providers for occupants with complex needs. The Supported Housing Improvement Programme (SHIP) will scrutinise housing benefit claims, inspect properties of exempt providers and implement a supported housing accreditation scheme across the district.
Mansfield District Council are seeking an enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated individual for the post of Engagement & Development Officer in our busy housing service.
Working within a multi-skilled team environment you will join a service whose core function is to raise standards within supported housing accommodation. You will be an integral part of a new team to inspect supported housing provision, introduce a charter status for supported housing and to assess the quality of support being delivered. This role will have a strategic function, working closely with other local authorities and partners within the SHIP programme. It will also be responsible for collecting the data and evaluating the success of the project.
You will have significant experience and thorough knowledge of current housing legislation as it relates to supported housing and ideally experience of exempt accommodation and an understanding of the housing benefit legislation.
Mansfield is a modern and flexible district council which strives to provide high quality services for its customers and communities whilst supporting its staff. Employee welfare is extremely important and this role provides excellent work life balance with flexi time as well as working from home as well as the office as part of the standard week.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake a DBS check.