Housing Advisor

Housing Assessment Service

 

Required as soon as possible

 

We are looking to appoint a Housing Advisor. The post holder will be required to be the first point of contact for customers entering the service either by face to face contact, over the telephone or in writing. A key area of the role is assisting customers with self help and where necessary identifying solutions to housing problems, plus helping people to secure and sustain suitable accommodation. Housing Advisors are also required to fulfil the councils housing assessment and homelessness responsibilities as guided by legislation, case law, the code of guidance and/or Council policy and procedures

This role requires someone who has:

 

  • The ability to interpret and apply homeless legislation
  • Experience of providing housing and homelessness advice
  • Knowledge of the different types of housing options available
  • Ability to work flexibly and place the customer at the centre of service delivery
  • Working knowledge of Information Technology

The post holder will be required to work from various locations across the borough (subject to change) and undertake visits as and when required by the service plus participate in the out of hour’s rota.

 

The hours of work are 37 per week, worked in accordance with service requirements.  A flexitime scheme is in operation.

 

The salary for this post is £24,313 to £26,999 per annum.

 

Employees of Bury Council have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

 

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

For further information click on the links below:-

 

Job Description and Person Specification

Work Demands Form (JA1)

Privacy Notice

 

Closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 19th February 2020.

 

Location
Knowsley Place
 

Housing Assessment Service

 

Required as soon as possible

 

We are looking to appoint a Housing Advisor. The post holder will be required to be the first point of contact for customers entering the service either by face to face contact, over the telephone or in writing. A key area of the role is assisting customers with self help and where necessary identifying solutions to housing problems, plus helping people to secure and sustain suitable accommodation. Housing Advisors are also required to fulfil the councils housing assessment and homelessness responsibilities as guided by legislation, case law, the code of guidance and/or Council policy and procedures

This role requires someone who has:

 

  • The ability to interpret and apply homeless legislation
  • Experience of providing housing and homelessness advice
  • Knowledge of the different types of housing options available
  • Ability to work flexibly and place the customer at the centre of service delivery
  • Working knowledge of Information Technology

The post holder will be required to work from various locations across the borough (subject to change) and undertake visits as and when required by the service plus participate in the out of hour’s rota.

 

The hours of work are 37 per week, worked in accordance with service requirements.  A flexitime scheme is in operation.

 

The salary for this post is £24,313 to £26,999 per annum.

 

Employees of Bury Council have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

 

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

For further information click on the links below:-

 

Job Description and Person Specification

Work Demands Form (JA1)

Privacy Notice

 

Closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 19th February 2020.