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Housing Advice Officer

Discussion in 'Sevenoaks Chat' started by Sevenoaks District Council, Nov 15, 2022. Replies: 0 | Views: 98

  1. Can you help reduce homelessness?

    You’ll take a proactive and innovative approach towards prevention homelessness in Sevenoaks as it is one of our key focuses. Working across the whole Housing service, you’ll assist primarily with rough sleepers with a variety of projects and initiatives which means you’ll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills further.

    You’ll be providing advice, guidance and support to our customers as well as assessing homeless applications, making referrals and creating Personalised Housing Plans. You’ll also work to support landlords and tenants in the district through the Council’s Private Sector Lettings scheme.

    If you have a background in housing, then you’ll know that communication and a detailed knowledge of the Housing Act and Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 is essential. You’ll also be able to remain calm and work effectively under pressure and maintain a high level of accuracy.

    Please note this is a fixed-term contract position until March 2022.

    This post is subject to a DBS Check and may require Out of Hours cover as part of a Rota.

    This role will be based at our Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks Kent TN13 1HG. We currently operate a hybrid working model for the majority of our roles where your working time will be divided between the office (2-3 days) and home working (2-3 days).

    Do you want to know more about the role?

    Please contact Nicola Conroy, Housing Advice Team Leader, 01732 227191 for an informal discussion about the role.

    Do you want to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?

    Read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

    Closing date: 27th November 2022

    Interviews: 8th December 2022

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