Other information: Fixed Term Contract for 2 years
No day the same, making positive change
This is an enjoyable interactive role which is essential to support the team’s specialist services. The role will encompass a wide range of skills and responsibilities. You will assist customers seeking help with their housing, helping resolve the customers issues where possible or ensuring they are referred to another service quickly if needed.
This apprenticeship role includes studying towards the Level 3 Housing and Property Management apprenticeship qualification of which 20% of your time will be spent working towards completing this.
What you could be part of…
Over the past two years, people have been impacted on numerous fronts including loss or reduction in employment, reduction in income, family breakdowns all of which are increasing hardship and the risk of homelessness. Being part of the Housing and Benefit Team has allowed current team members to be at the forefront of central and local governments initiatives, whilst challenging an incredibly exciting undertaking. When joining the team you will have the opportunity to help people either directly or by providing them with the skills they need to help themselves.
Working at the Council enables you to be part of an organisation which is proud to deliver high-quality, customer focussed services. Our success comes from us being commercially astute and business-like. Continuous improvement is also vital, and we challenge ourselves to develop new and innovative ways to improve the services that make a real difference to people’s lives.
What you’ll be doing…
Working in partnership with an experienced officer you will:
- Respond to client enquiries via telephone, mail and electronically
- Progress cases, from application to final outcomes and evaluation, alongside the collection of any additional required information from a range of sources
- Assist with interviewing clients, undertake housing need and homeless assessments within statutory and policy frameworks, provide advice, ongoing support and maintain client contact
- Keep excellent records of customer contacts and outcomes while ensuring that information is recorded and shared within GDPR rules
- Support colleagues in the housing and benefits team with administrative work such as scanning documents, updating case notes and maintaining the housing register
- Assist with carrying out home visits or visits to other relevant sites
- Assist with the prevention or relief of homelessness from a range of settings, including clients who are currently rough sleeping
- Help clients to access specialist support services as required (for example, advocacy services, tenancy support, equipment and adaptations)
- Source interim accommodation for clients when required
You must have…
5 GCSEs A-C grade or equivalent including English and Maths. Have an ability to multitask and work under pressure to meet deadlines with a high level of attention to detail. Able to work outside normal office hours.
Why Work For Us?
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What Roles Do the Councils Offer?
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What Benefits do our Employees Receive?
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What Wellbeing Support do our Staff Have Access to?
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Where are we advertising?
Advertising Internally and Externally
If external, please apply via our website. If internal, please apply via submitting your expression of interest to the relevant recruiting manager; a template for an expression of interest can be found on Connect.
If you any questions about the role, then please don’t hesitate to contact the recruiting manager or the HR Team, who will be happy to answer any questions on the role or the Councils.
Closing date: 11 June 2023 at 11:30PM
The Councils reserve the right to close any and all vacancies at any time if there is judged to be a sufficient number of applications received.
Interview date: 23 June 2023