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IL Officer Specialist Accommodation
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/10320
  • Published: Thu 14/10/2021, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,183 - £24,491 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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IL Officer Specialist Accommodation

Team: Specialist Accommodations

Job Family: Supporting – CBG7

Salary: £22,183 - £24,491 per annum pro rata

Hours:  Full-time, 37 hours per week

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 31st October 2021

Interview Date: Week Commencing 8th November 2021

More about the role:

Central Bedfordshire Council is exited to offer a job opportunity within the Housing Inclusion, Specialist Accommodation team. The team is an integral part of the wider Housing Services and lies within the Social Care, Health and Housing Directorate. In Central Bedfordshire we want to support vulnerable customers with their housing needs and bring an end to homelessness. We are a substantial yet cohesive team, and together are responsible for delivering excellent accommodation-based support to the Housing Inclusion, Supported Accommodation schemes within the Council’s stock, and are instrumental in the prevention of homelessness. In addition, we also provide community-based housing support including a rapid re-housing pathway and a Supportive Intervention service for rough sleepers or those at risk of rough sleeping. Together we can work with our customers to enable them to create their own unique pathways which meet their needs, secure positive outcomes and meet their aspirations. We know this can only happen with support from talented Independent Living officers. Progress your career and in return we will offer you the opportunity to develop and find your greatness. Our customers are at the heart of our service.

We are recruiting to an Independent Living Officer (Grade 7) post within Housing Inclusion for the Specialist Accommodation team.

The role is to provide building management and support customers across the range of supported accommodation schemes, including Chalkhill Gateway, Ashwell Gateway, Puddlehill Gateway and satellite properties.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled individual. You should be able to communicate, advocate and negotiate effectively to produce results that enable our customers to live well independently. You will also be required to take part in the Out of Hours on call rota for Independent Living. To apply for this post, you will need basic building management experience along with the ability to emphasise with and support customers throughout the accommodation-based support schemes.

Join us and take advantage of our rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver excellent services to the local community’.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: IL Officer Specialist Accommodation Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about these positions, please contact:  Joanna Daniels at or call 0300 300 4637

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at  

Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.   

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community. 

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.