Are you looking for a job that could take you into a career in housing? We have a new role that could provide this opportunity.
Mid Sussex District Council is a dynamic, forward thinking local authority in the heart of southern England. We have clear priorities, and are proud that local people consistently rate our services highly. We have a new District Plan with a target to deliver 16,390 new homes by 2031. Our Housing Service has a range of responsibilities to meet the housing needs of the district. This includes ensuring that new developments deliver the affordable housing required to meet the needs of applicants on our housing register and also the prevention of homelessness by providing advice and assistance to those in need of housing and emergency accommodation.
Working in local government is a highly satisfying and rewarding experience in so many ways. In return for the contribution you’ll make to the local community, we are a great employer to work for, situated in a glorious part of the country with great benefits to offer.
Salary £20,344 - £22,462 pa
We are looking for an Accommodation Assistant to support the work across the Housing Needs Service to deliver on our range of responsibilities, focusing on the private rented sector and clients in temporary accommodation. The Housing Needs Service reacts to the needs of our client group, the right candidate will find that there are never two days the same.
The Homelessness Reduction Act requires the council to boost its focus on homelessness prevention and strengthen our proactive service to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. This role involves a range of administrative tasks to support the service as well as direct interaction with our clients so strong customer service skills are needed. You will also need a high level of computer literacy and keyboard skills. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to produce accurate and concise information. We are looking for someone who is flexible and resilient, a supportive team player who is able to remain calm and to work effectively under pressure.
The right candidate will enjoy team work and enthusiastically embrace our proactive housing options approach supporting the team to prevent homelessness and find real solutions for people in housing difficulties. You will be a self-starter who is able to work on your own initiative and organise your own workload with a positive and flexible attitude.
We welcome applications from those who have recently graduated from University but also others who wish to start a career in Housing. The right candidate will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with all aspects of the work undertaken by the Housing Needs Teams.
It is desirable for this post that applicants will have access to a car and hold a full driving licence, in which case a car allowance will be paid, however applications will be considered from those who are currently not in this position.
In return for the above, we can offer an extremely attractive Benefits package, including: * Generous Holiday Entitlement * Local Government Pension Scheme * Flexible working * Significant savings to membership at our 3 superb Leisure Centres
Closing date: 11 November 2019
Interview date: the week beginning 25 November 2019