Salary range: £31,548 - £33,291 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
An excellent opportunity ……..
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
This particular post will focus on assisting single people and childless couples who are threatened with homelessness or are homeless.
This is a front line role where the primary focus is to prevent homelessness by helping customers retain their current accommodation. Where this cannot be achieved, you will provide access to a range of suitable alternative housing options fulfilling the Council's statutory obligations as set out in the Housing Act 1996 (as amended) and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.
You will manage a caseload and work with various agencies as appropriate to help customers achieve their goals.
You must be able to demonstrate good problem solving skills, good knowledge of a range of housing options as well as good knowledge and understanding of Homelessness legislation and case law coupled with hands-on experience of making statutory decisions.
A people focussed person, you will be passionate about good customer service and take pride in delivering an excellent service. You need to be able to work proactively, be highly motivated, ambitious and ready for a new challenge.
Closing Date: 30 October 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: tbc
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.