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Homeless Persons Officer

£33,079 per annum

Sutton SM1


The Position

We have new and exciting opportunities to join our company as Homeless Persons Officers.

Do you have a good knowledge of homelessness legislation and case law? Do you pay attention to details? Do you have an enquiring nature? Do you have good writing skills?

Are you a law or similar graduate or have experience in homelessness applications? If yes, this is the job for you.

The Person

As a Homeless Persons Officer you will make detailed enquiries into a client’s homelessness application and apply legislation and case law to determine what, if any, duties they are owed. You will then communicate your decision in a well written and reasoned decision letter and that will stand up to scrutiny.

You will have an enquiring nature that will spur you to get to the root of an homelessness application, an appreciation of the causes of homelessness, the diversity of applicants and an ability to work to deadlines, under pressure and a commitment to continuing development.

You will be working as part of a high performing multi faceted team where your skills will contribute to its overall success and where your knowledge will benefit your colleagues in providing housing solutions.

The Organisation

Encompass is a local authority trading company wholly owned by the London Borough of Sutton. We deliver a wide range of services including Advice and Information, Homelessness Prevention, Choice Based Lettings, Landlord Services, Support Brokerage, Shared Lives, Business Development and Support, and Digital Innovation.

As an Encompass employee you will be able to access a number of benefits including:

  • Opportunity for flexible working
  • Annual leave entitlement of 23 days plus Bank Holidays
  • Ability to purchase annual leave
  • A range of benefits, including discounts from a number of retailers and services

How to apply

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification, you can then apply online by clicking the button below and completing the application form, which will require you to fill out your details and complete a supporting statement addressing the points on the Person Specification.

Download Person Specification