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Part Time Housing Officer

Salary details: £9996 - £11091

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Dorset Councils Partnership
Dorchester, Dorset, North Dorset, West Dorset, Weymouth
Occupational group
Salary details
£9,996 - £11,091
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Sarah How
Contact email
Contact telephone
01258 484386
Closing Date
23 October 2018 11:30 PM
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Housing Officer

15 hours per week

£9,996 - £11,091

What you’re great at:

Do you have a person-centred approach to customer care? Are you passionate about assisting people with complex needs in difficult circumstances?

If you would like to be part of a team that identifies, devises and implements solutions for the difficulties faced by homeless households, we would love to hear from you. Our vibrant Housing Options Team provides a service aimed at finding members of the public appropriate housing solutions and undertaking homelessness assessments.

What you will own and how you will grow:

This is an exciting and challenging time within Housing Options and the role gives an opportunity to be involved in the implementation of the Homeless Reduction Act from the beginning.  The Act came into force on the 3rd April 2018 and its purpose is to ensure accurate, in-depth and personally tailored advice is available for all.  Full and extensive training will be provided to ensure your ongoing development.

What we are about:

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

The successful candidates will promote and provide an advice and information service to prevent homelessness, including an out of hours service on a rota basis. You will promote a range of housing solutions and will also provide advice to landlords and tenants regarding their statutory rights. 

Dorset Councils Partnership believes that people do their best work if we make it easier for them to meet their personal responsibilities.  The Partnership promotes innovative flexible and part-time working to support and encourage anyone who requires this flexibility to balance work and life.  The Partnership is committed to making our recruitment process barrier-free, and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

How to apply:

To apply for this job, please read through the job description and person specification attached to the right of this page then follow the ‘Apply for this job’ link.  In the ‘Relevant Experience’ section of the application you will be expected to explain how you meet the criteria for this role listed on the person specification.  When explaining how you meet the criteria, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.

Please note that staff currently in the redeployment pool will have prior consideration for this position.

Closing date: 23 October 2018

Interview date: TBC