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.
Part-time Housing Needs Assistant (CHOU010)
30 hours per week (actual working days flexible)
Salary £20,344 pa - £22,462 pa pro rata
We are looking for a Housing Needs Assistant to support the work across the whole of the Housing Service to deliver on our range of responsibilities.
The new 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 reports. 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.
Closing date: 27 May 2019
Interview date: 06 June 2019