Homelessness Prevention Adviser, Open to flexibility

6 days left

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£28,343 – £32,874
Posted
07 Aug 2017
Closes
27 Aug 2017

Homelessness Prevention Adviser, Open to flexibility

Directorate: Supporting People

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Job Level: 3, Zone 1

Salary: £28,343 – £32,874

Contract Type: 12 Month fixed term contract, full time, 36 hours per week x3, 3 Month fixed term contract, full time, 36 hours per week x1

This is a fantastic opportunity to start your career in homelessness and local government.

We are recruiting to three one-year (Full-time) vacancies and one three-month vacancy for Homelessness Prevention Advisers to join the Supporting People Directorate. The role will involve preventing and assessing homelessness by providing the highest standard of housing advice and assistance with appropriate housing options in accordance with the homelessness accommodation strategy, placement policy and homeless legislation.

You will prevent homelessness at an early stage to help people to avoid needing temporary accommodation and to leave it as quickly as possible, so that Camden continues to have one of the lowest rates of households living in temporary accommodation in London. You will ensure (through casework with applicants and landlords/agents and wider joint working) that tenancies set up via Camden’s PRS access schemes are sustainable. 

About you

The successful candidate will ideally be a recent graduate or someone looking to change direction and be able to show a commitment to a career in local government, initially within the homelessness sector evidenced by skills gained in related studies, employment or voluntary work. They will demonstrate adaptable skills, knowledge, and commitment as required to meet the demands of the key accountabilities. 

You will also have excellent negotiation, customer care and IT skills and have an adaptable and resilient personality that thrives under pressure and are able to go the extra mile to achieve outstanding results. The successful candidates will be responsible for meeting challenging targets for homelessness prevention through provision of first class housing advice and the widest range of housing options.

About Camden

“Camden Council offer a great way of working and a strong supporting team and steady progression within the council and I have progressed from a fixed term contract as a prevention adviser, to a permanent Housing Investigation Officer. Camden Council is a great Local Authority to work for and offers great personal advancement opportunities”