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Homelessness Prevention Officer
  • Employer: Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
  • Reference: REQ000507
  • Published: Mon 10/02/2020, 13:45 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/03/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,090 to £31,596 Pro rata per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey

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Homelessness Prevention Officer

Are you looking for a new career opportunity in a fast developing, forward thinking, ambitious, and commercially focussed organisation?


The successful candidate will be a highly motivated person that can engage with vulnerable members of the public, assisting them to avoid homelessness.


You will work within the Housing Act 1996 (as amended) up to the end of the ‘Prevention’ stage of the Homelessness Reduction Act. You will provide comprehensive housing advice to households with a range of tenures. You will interview clients, assess their circumstances, decide what statutory duties may be owed, and identify their housing options. You will work collaboratively with other partners including housing associations, police, social services, drug treatment agencies and other relevant stakeholders.


Applicants should have a can do attitude and must be familiar with relevant legislation and have experience of working in a role providing housing advice and/or tenancy support.


Please note: a 2.3% pay award has been agreed from 1 April 2020.


Staff Benefits

In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.

We will provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including annual ‘Better’ leisure centre membership, local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and childcare vouchers.


Additional Information

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Tara O’Hara, Homelessness Prevention Team Leader on 01737 276439.


We are proud to support the guaranteed interview schemes for those meeting the essential criteria for the role, under the Disability Confident employer scheme for disabled candidates, and the ‘Veteran’s scheme’ for ex-armed forces candidates.


Closing date: Sunday 1st March 2020

Interview date: Monday 9th March or Thursday 12th March


Values and Behaviours

Our great working environment and the values and behaviours of every individual and team in the Council, help to evolve the culture of our organisation to become more commercial, innovative and embracing of change. Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation.