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Housing Support Worker
  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 7284
  • Published: Tue 27/07/2021, 11:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 05/08/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £27978 - £30048
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: John Wilkes House

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Housing Support Worker

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Enfield is serious about ending homelessness –

We are excited to be launching our bold new approach to tackling homelessness, eliminating rough sleeping and drastically reducing the use of temporary accommodation. We are working to create a better range of housing solutions for residents – more council owned homes, a wider variety of housing products, a better quality private rented sector that can be more easily accessed and sustained.

The Challenge

With one of the most severe homelessness challenges in London we knew that we need to adapt and respond differently.

Our new Housing Advisory Service will:

  • Step in to prevent people from becoming homeless at the earliest possible stage, rather than waiting until they have a crisis

  • Equip people with the skills to secure and sustain a tenancy in the private rented sector through training and support

  • Reshape the local housing market to improve access to housing in the private rented sector for residents whilst improving quality through a new Ethical Lettings agency

  • Focus on finding sustainable housing solutions for residents.

  • Work to ensure a wider range of housing pathways are in place for residents with specialised needs.

About the Floating Support Team

Based within hubs throughout the borough, our service offers person-centrered advice, support and guidance by collocating with community agencies across Enfield, as well as providing support via telephone and digital channels. The service works in partnership with other agencies to support vulnerable households at risk of experiencing housing issues, working with the Housing Advisory Service, as early as possible and work with them to prevent homelessness.

Join us

Do you want to be part of making the experience of homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring? View our current vacancies here.

We are looking for inspired, committed individuals who want to make a positive difference to the lives of individuals at the sharp end of the housing crisis. For more see our Preventing Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2025.

We are launching our new Housing Advisory Service with an ambitious programme to end the use of long-term temporary accommodation in the borough, improve our offer to residents, and reshape the private rented sector.

If you share our vision, then come and join us. We are looking for A Manager to manage and help shape our new Early Intervention, located in The Outreach area of the service, with a focus on Strategy, analysis and Homelessness.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.

How to apply:

This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.

1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.

Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed



Closing and Interview Dates

Closing date: 23:59 Thursday 5th August 2021

Interview date(s): TBC



Additional Information

To apply, please click on the link below.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Vickie McGrath on 0208 132 1053 or vickie.mcgrath@enfield.gov.uk

“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.