Newham is an exciting place to work with a young, vibrant and diverse population. At the heart of a reshaped city, Newham is undergoing unprecedented change as development and investment in London moves steadily eastwards.
Unmatched investment in the Borough’s Arc of Opportunity, encompassing the Olympic Park, Stratford, Canning Town and Custom House, and the wholesale redevelopment of the Royal Docks, reflect Newham’s status as London’s regeneration priority for the next 25 years.
By 2025 it is envisaged that a minimum of £22 billion will have been invested in the area, creating over 35,000 new homes and 100,000 new jobs.
The recently transformed Homelessness Prevention and Advice Service is perfectly placed to meet the challenges posed by the housing climate, having received significant investment over the last two years. The service is now looking to recruit experienced, talented housing professionals with the passion and drive to motivate staff and deliver further transformation.
Housing Choices Officer
£30,930 pa- £32,637 pa
As a Homelessness Prevention and Advice Officer, you will be a key member of the team, ensuring that the Council delivers a high quality, effective and efficient housing advice and homelessness service including homelessness prevention, assessment and statutory reviews.
You will be expected to provide a comprehensive, proactive and responsive housing advice and options service in order to prevent homelessness wherever possible, maximizing housing options for those at risk of homelessness, and those seeking alternative accommodation.
You will put excellence at the heart of everything you do and will deliver a consistent first class service to residents. You will manage a complex and varied caseload and will work creatively in partnership with key stakeholders in accordance with the applicable legislation. Building relationships will be key to your success, as will your ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
This will be a challenging role with an expectation of fast paced delivery and an adaptable approach on the part of the post holder. You must have experience of carrying out a range of functions within the field of housing advice and homelessness alongside a commitment to delivering excellent services within a challenging context.
You will have a ‘can do’ attitude, be commercially minded and have the ability to deliver innovative solutions. You will be expected to maintain comprehensive and accurate case notes to ensure continuity of casework and for audit purposes.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.