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Housing Advice & Homeless Prevention Officer
  • Employer: Brentwood Borough Council
  • Reference: BBC/22/221603
  • Published: Fri 02/12/2022, 17:19 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 14/01/2023, 23:58 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,847 - £34,871 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Essex, Brentwood

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Housing Advice & Homeless Prevention Officer

(Starting salary dependent upon skills and qualifications, progression subject to satisfactory performance).

This is an exciting time to join the Housing Department as we have ambitious plans to improve and transform services for our customers. We're looking for someone who is excited by this and has a desire for creating positive change for our residents.

This role is all about supporting and advising residents who could be at risk of becoming homeless to make informed decisions on the housing options available to them. You will need to provide an efficient front line service to residents, leaseholders and tenants and deal with queries in a timely manner. You will be required to negotiate with private landlords, conduct home visit and control rent arrears arising from temporary accommodation accounts.

To be successful in this role you will need demonstrable experience working in homelessness, Allocations and managing a demanding caseload. You will need to be a strong negotiator and communicator as well as can work well under pressure.

For an informal discussion, email marie.gentgall@brentwood.gov.uk.

Brentwood Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities will be offered an interview where they meet the Essential Criteria on the Person Specification.