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Specialist Advisor (Housing Needs)
  • Employer: Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
  • Reference: SD/21/143736
  • Published: Fri 19/02/2021, 14:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/03/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,003 to £32,234
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils, East Sussex

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Specialist Advisor (Housing Needs)

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our Housing Needs and Standards team as a Specialist Advisor (Housing Solutions).

Housing Needs and Standards is focused on the prevention of homelessness and in your role as Specialist Advisor you will be part of a team dedicated to providing innovative solutions for people who find themselves homeless.

You will be offering support, advice and guidance to homeless applicants. You will responsible for resolving cases of varying complexity and working in partnership with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies.

To be successful you will be a good communicator and able to build strong working relationships with internal and external partners. You will also need an eye for detail, have good investigation, critical thinking and decision-making skills and be able to adapt and manage a demanding workload.

Knowledge and experience in housing options and homelessness are essential, as is a thorough working knowledge of the relevant law.

In return you will be valued, supported and provided with an environment where you can foster ideas to develop the service and put the customer at the heart of what you do. You will have access to external and internal training and have the opportunity to become an expert in a specific field (e.g. mental health) as you progress in your career.

Interview date to be confirmed.

Fixed term: 24 months.