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Homelessness Prevention Adviser

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2111
  • Published: Tue 06/06/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 06/07/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £30,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: London

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Homelessness Prevention Adviser

Starting salary: £33,789
Job Level: Level 3, Zone 1 
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: x 3 Permanent & x 1 Fixed Term/Secondment for 12 months 
Closing date: Tuesday 27th June 2023 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion  

Anonymised Applicationin keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us

Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all. As a Homelessness Prevention Advisor with us, you’ll provide the highest standard of housing advice, and help to prevent homelessness at an early stage.

The role

This is a fantastic opportunity a passionate Homelessness Prevention Adviser to join the Supporting Communities Directorate. The role will involve preventing and assessing homelessness by providing the highest standard of housing advice and assistance with appropriate housing options in accordance with the homelessness accommodation strategy, placement policy and homeless legislation.

You will be involved in preventing and assessing homelessness in line with the Housing Act 1996, Part VII (as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002 and the Localism Act 2012) and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. You will be responsible for meeting challenging targets for homelessness prevention through provision of first class housing advice and the widest range of housing options. You will ensure through casework with applicants and landlords/agents and along with external organisations that tenancies set up via Camden’s PRS access schemes are sustainable. You will making complex legal decisions therefore need to have good investigative skills in order to extract required information. 

You will prevent homelessness at an early stage to help people to avoid needing temporary accommodation and to leave it as quickly as possible, so that Camden continues to have one of the lowest rates of households living in temporary accommodation in London. You will have excellent negotiation, customer care and IT skills and have an adaptable and resilient personality that thrives under pressure and are able to go the extra mile to achieve outstanding results. 

We are also able to offer a formal apprenticeship in Housing and Property Management - Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. So are in position to consider graduates or anyone looking to change career, who can demonstrate a genuine interest in this area of work. This would be an 18 month to 2 year qualification, including one day a week towards studying. The qualification includes eligibility for membership level of Chartered Institute of Housing and would start once the initial 6 month probation period has been passed. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting ''.

The successful candidate will ideally be someone looking to change direction or a graduate and be able to show a commitment to a career in local government, initially within the homelessness sector evidenced by skills gained in related studies, employment or voluntary work. They will demonstrate adaptable skills, knowledge, and commitment as required to meet the demands of the key accountabilities. 

You will be highly organised, have excellent IT skills and customer care skills demonstrating a trauma informed approach to supporting families and singles with complex needs in crisis and have the ability to absorb and apply legislation in decision making. Additionally you’ll have the ability to drive us to continue to excel with innovative approaches to homelessness prevention during this exciting time of implementing the Homelessness Reduction Act. 

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine Help us redefine homelessness prevention and we’ll redefine what a career can be. 

If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit ''.

Additional information 

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser:

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website or copy and paste the below URL into your browser:

Asking for Adjustments 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG