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Housing Officer – Welfare Reform

Employer: Medway Council

  • Reference: R524DT
  • Published on: Fri 19/05/2017 14:35 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 06/06/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Range 4 (£25,093- £30,554) per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR

We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and flexible person, who has experience of working intensively with financially, socially or economically excluded people in a meaningful, holistic and person centred way. We are looking to recruit someone who can create and maintain strong partnership links and work with multiple agencies to improve peoples' circumstances.

The Welfare Reform Team within our Housing Service is an integral part of our Income Management Team. As Welfare Reform Officer you will be responsible for your own case load, supporting a broad range of people to access the right services at the right time and supporting them to become more financially independent and ultimately, closer to work.

You will have a thorough demonstrable understanding of Welfare Reform and also a thorough working knowledge of Benefit advice and be available to assist our tenants and leaseholders.

You will coordinate, support and mentor residents in areas including, but not exclusive to:

* money advice * budgeting support * access to banking products * access to digital skills support * 'better off' calculations * access to job clubs * training and housing advice.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee advice, information and counselling service, employee forums and an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Interview date: Monday 12 June 2017

Important Information

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Michael Opreshko 01634 333507

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

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