Hertsmere is located in southern Hertfordshire – we are 13 miles from Central London and within the M25. We adjoin Greater London with excellent road and rail links making London and the Home Counties easily accessible. The Council Offices are situated in Borehamwood within Zone 6 and with a direct rail link into London Kings Cross St. Pancras. The area is an internationally renowned centre for film and television production, home to BBC Elstree and Elstree Studios (a council owned asset).
Hertsmere Borough Council is seeking to appoint a Homelessness Prevention Officer within the Housing Service.
Hertsmere is a non-stock holding authority and as such faces significant challenges in meeting local housing needs. In response to this and delivery against the Homelessness Reduction Act, we are recruiting to this role within the prevention team to take the service forward.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the busy Housing Team who are working hard to deliver the homelessness prevention service effectively. You will be able to contribute to developing the service and have opportunities to develop your own ideas and initiatives to meet the challenges ahead.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with a good knowledge of housing and associated legalisation. You will need to be organised and methodical to manage a complex and varied work load. You will need a positive attitude and caring approach towards customers. You will have excellent communication, negotiation and problem solving skills to find solutions for those facing housing problems. The Homelessness Prevention role will join the small team of officers discharging the Councils’ responsibilities to pro-actively prevent and relieve homelessness.
The ideal candidate will have suitable relevant qualifications and experience in a housing related environment. However where applicants have limited qualifications, training opportunities may be offered.
The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis (36 hours per week).
Benefits include 26 – 31 days annual leave (depending on the length of Local Government Service), local government pension scheme, flexible working hours (including home working), free car parking, free use of leisure facilities, cycle scheme, season ticket loans and access to a large staff roof garden.
Please follow the link to apply on line. For further information on the borough and our benefits visit www.hertsmerecareers.co.uk
Closing date: Midday, 10 May 2021
Interview date: w/c 24 May 2021