Principal Homeless Prevention Officer
  • Employer: Adult Social Services
  • Reference: APHP2972
  • Published: Wed 09/06/2021, 13:15 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 25/06/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: JM1:- £32,234 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

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Principal Homeless Prevention Officer

Directorate:                         Adult Social Services                    

Starting salary:                   JM1:- £32,234 per annum

Location:                               Based in the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare

Hours:                                    37 hours per week

Contract:                               Permanent

Closing date:                       Friday 25 June 2021



Are you interested in making a difference to the outcomes experienced by those threatened with homelessness or already without a suitable home?


Do you have experience of homelessness prevention work and homelessness legislation?


We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual for this challenging new role within the Homelessness Prevention Team. This is a key role to support our successful implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act.

You will be responsible for undertaking reviews of homelessness decisions within the legislative framework and case file reviews for quality and performance, as well as dealing with customer feedback.


The post holder will supervise and mentor a small team of Homeless Prevention Assistants and work closely with other agencies, departments, and senior officers.


You will also be responsible for developing policy and good practice to improve service delivery, including training for team members and briefings to partner organisations.


With extensive housing need and homelessness experience you will also be able to demonstrate a track record of making appropriate decisions and securing positive outcomes. You will also have excellent communication and networking skills to build positive relationships, including a solid grasp of best practice and the ability to apply this within a wider quality assurance, case, and service review context.

Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Lynn Trigg, Homeless Prevention Team Manager on 01934 426150.


Visit to download an application pack and apply online.


Anticipated interview date:       To be confirmed


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



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.



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