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Organisation: East Cambridgeshire District Council   Hours: 37
Salary: £29,636 - £34,788   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: The Grange   Reference: 20592

Closing date:

02 February 2020 at midday
The Council is focused on the prevention of homelessness, and your role will be to work in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies to provide innovative solutions for vulnerable people who find themselves homeless. You will offer support, advice and guidance, mediate with landlords and families, liaising with private and public sector landlords and landlords’ representatives, establishing services for people with special needs and advising people of all the housing options which are available.

With previous experience of providing budgeting and money advice, you will be confident in dealing with the Courts, landlords, bailiffs and mortgage lenders and be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of homelessness legislation and case law. You will need strong organisational and communication skills and be willing to assist with the out of hours emergency advice service.

The ideal candidate should hold a CIH Level 4 qualification or be willing to work towards gaining the qualification.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Services check.

In return, the Council offers a range of benefits including:

flexible working
childcare scheme (in approved cases)
occupational health programme
training and development
payment of professional fees
holidays, sickness and salary pension scheme entitlements

Closing date for completed applications is: 2nd February 2020
Interviews will be held on: 10th February 2020

For an informal discussion about the post please contact customer services on 01353 665555 and ask to speak to the Housing Options Team Leader or apply on line at: http://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/jobs/current-job-vacancies


This Council is an equal opportunities employer.

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