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Housing Officer

Salary details: £21589 - £25295

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Dorset Council
Dorset, Purbeck
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Salary details
£21,589 - £25,295
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Fiona Brown
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Closing Date
24 April 2019 11:30 PM
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X2 Posts based in Wareham

X1 Fixed term for 18 months at 37 hours per week

X1 Permanent 30 hours per week

Salary: £21,589 - £25,295 (pro rata)

What you will be doing 

The Housing Team is a specialist team dealing with households who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This is an exciting and challenging role.  You will be working with families and single people to ensure early intervention, prevention and assisting households find solutions to their housing problems.

If you would like to be part of a team that identifies, devises and implements solutions for the difficulties faced by homeless households, this could be just the role for you.

About you  

Are you interested in reducing barriers that prevent individuals from accessing and maintaining settled accommodation?  Our busy Housing Team provides a service aimed at finding members of the public appropriate housing solutions and undertaking homelessness assessments.  Full and extensive training will be provided to ensure your ongoing development.

You will promote and provide an advice and information service to prevent homelessness. You will promote a range of housing solutions and will also provide advice to landlords and tenants regarding their statutory rights. 

Working at Dorset Council 

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity. 

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council have been replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 

For more information about our new council visit 

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This post requires you to have access to sensitive information and will be subject to a Basic Criminal Records Check. Please refer to our policy on the employment of ex-offenders for further information.

How to apply

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 Closing date: 24 April 2019

Interview date: 1 May 2019