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Sustainable Housing Support Worker
  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 7424
  • Published: Thu 11/11/2021, 7:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 25/11/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £27978 - £30048
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Thomas Hardy House

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Sustainable Housing Support Worker

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Ending Homelessness in Enfield

We are transforming our homelessness service to improve homelessness prevention, reduce temporary accommodation and end street homelessness.

Our new Housing Advisory Service will deliver sustainable housing outcomes for Enfield residents through a range of new services, including data-driven early intervention, community outreach, specialist practice teams and a street homelessness service.

We are seeking proactive, outcome focused people to join our Street Homelessness Service. The Street Homelessness Service has been set the ambitious target to end rough sleeping in Enfield

Sustainable Housing Support Workers x 4 Secondment/Fixed Term Opportunity until March 2025

We are recruiting Four Sustainable Housing Support Workers, The Street Homelessness Accommodation Team will provide housing support services across three distinct supported housing projects – Housing First, Dispersed, self-contained flats and Shared Accommodation.

The ideal candidate will be ambitious, proactive, collaborative, highly motivated and ready for a new challenge. You must also have strong communication and creative problem-solving skills together with the drive and passion to help vulnerable people to live independent and fulfilling lives. You must also be willing to work outside of office hours on occasion, be able to work independently and have good knowledge of welfare, housing and homelessness practice.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join and innovative and inspiring service aimed at ending rough sleeping in Enfield.

Fixed Term post/Secondment Opportunity

An external candidate, including Enfield Council agency workers, would be appointed on a fixed term contract, whilst internal candidates who are Council employees, would normally be expected to take up the post on a secondment basis.

To be eligible to apply for a secondment, Enfield Council employees must have completed probation and must have discussed/agreed the proposed secondment with their line manager. Fixed term contracts may be considered where secondment is not possible.

Secondments are the temporary loan of an employee from one part of the organisation to another part of the organisation and rely on the secondee to return to their substantive position on completion of the secondment.

How to apply:

This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.

1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.

Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed



Closing and Interview Dates

Closing Date 23:59 on 25th November 2021

Interview Date :TBA



Additional Information

To apply, please click on the link below.

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Alina Harris Street Homelessness Accommodation Manager on 07890044274 for an informal discussion

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Paula Dixon on 0208 132 1044 or paula.dixon@enfield.gov.uk

Fixed Term post/Secondment Opportunity

An external candidate, including Enfield Council agency workers, would be appointed on a fixed term contract, whilst internal candidates who are Council employees, would normally be expected to take up the post on a secondment basis.

To be eligible to apply for a secondment, Enfield Council employees must have completed probation and must have discussed/agreed the proposed secondment with their line manager. Fixed term contracts may be considered where secondment is not possible.

Secondments are the temporary loan of an employee from one part of the organisation to another part of the organisation and rely on the secondee to return to their substantive position on completion of the secondment.

“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.

“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.