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 are based in Haywards Heath at the centre of the largest opportunity for development identified in the Coast 2 Capital Strategic Economic Plan and the Greater Brighton City Deal.
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.
Accommodation Assistant (CHOU022)
Salary £20,903 pa - £23,080 pa + Car allowance up to £1,239 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 needs of the 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 are welcoming applications for those who have recently graduated University and those who wish to start a career in Housing. The right candidate will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with all sections of the work completed by the Housing Needs Team.
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 *Free onsite parking
Closing date: 6 December 2020
Interview dates : 17 & 18 December 2020