Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils
Title: Customer Advisor (Housing Needs)
Grade: Band C
Salary: £22,361 to £ 23,612 per year
Hours: 37 hours a week
Do you want to be part of a new journey within Housing Needs? We are looking for dynamic self-starters to join our newly formed Housing Solutions Team who share our values of achieving excellent customer service.
The Housing Solutions Team provides a range of housing services, including housing advice and options. The team are responsible for preventing homelessness and deliver this alongside key partner services.
You will be the first point of contact to complete triage assessments, identify housing needs and provide initial advice and assistance, with a focus on preventing homelessness.
As well as possessing excellent time management and communication skills, you must have the skills to deliver excellent customer service. Whilst an understanding of the range of support needs of homeless clients is beneficial, you do not need the knowledge of the homelessness legislation or landlord and tenant law. We will provide a robust training plan for you and can offer plenty of opportunities for further training and personal development.
Working for Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council
Because we work across two councils our area is unique in its mix of environments, including the larger urban area of Eastbourne, the historic county town of Lewes, small towns and villages in and around the National Park and a large area of coastal strip. The work is varied and challenging.
As an employee of Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough councils, you will have access to a number of benefits. This includes:
- Transport discounts, including a 15% discount on some Southern Rail Journeys and a 10% discount at Halfords on bikes, cycling accessories, servicing and parts
- Minimum annual leave entitlement of 25 days increasing to 29 days after completing five years’ service
- A flexible working environment, allowing you to work remotely and flexibly – helping you achieve a better work/life balance
- Discounted use of gyms and sports centres
The hours will be 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday.
Closing date: 3rd February 2023, midday
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.