Housing Needs Officer
Salary: PO1 £32,430 - £34,794
Location: Haringey, North London
Contract: Fixed Term Contract - Until 31 March 2021
Hours: 36 hours per week
About the role
Homes for Haringey have a number of vacancies available in the Housing Needs Service including a requirement for highly organised and innovative Housing Needs Officers to join our Housing Needs Team. The roles are fixed term until March 2021.
In this key role you will be required to provide a high quality service for households in housing need (irrespective of tenure) with an emphasis on the prevention/relief of homelessness and the provision of advice and support to achieve best outcomes. You will engage with customers to deliver housing services that work for them and may be asked to work across a number of locations, including our new hub for single applicants, Mulberry Junction.
Homes for Haringey are an organisation with an exciting future. We want to deliver nothing less than excellent services to our customers. Work has already begun on an investment programme that will kick-start the transformation of 21,000 homes across this diverse north London borough.
The Housing Needs service sits within our Housing Demand Directorate. We have recently expanded the service to support the additional functions that we are required to provide under the Homelessness Reduction Act.
We are looking for an excellent and committed person who will carry forward our aspiration to deliver outstanding services in Haringey and to vulnerable people.
Please refer to the Role Profile for additional information about the role.
We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual who can think creatively and is self-motivated. This is a busy role with competing demands, so you will need to be able to think and work efficiently in a busy environment. You will be a team player who is articulate, organised, and able to work well under pressure delivering first class homeless prevention and assessment services.
We need a strong communicator who can work effectively and manage a varied caseload. You will be a self starter who works well on own initiative and as part of a team. An aspiration to assist in homelessness prevention and ability to work collaboratively with other departments, as you will be joining an experienced team who are passionate about the service they deliver.
Please to the Role Profile for the full list of accountabilities and candidate criteria.
Homes for Haringey is a fully fledged Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) of the London Borough of Haringey. We are firmly committed to working collaboratively toward building a spirit of team working and a supportive one culture in which innovation is encouraged and individuals can thrive.
We are committed to developing our employees and provide a wide range of learning and development opportunities, flexible working, generous leave entitlement, and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
For further information regarding the role please contact Tom Bullock on 07384798495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to provide a CV and a Supporting Statement to be considered for this vacancy. You must use the Person Specification to word your Statement which can be obtained from the bottom of this advert.
The closing date for completed applications will be Sunday 09 February 2020
Interview Date(s): Likely to be week commencing 17 February 2020
Retinue Solutions is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Retinue Solutions is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.