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Targeted Housing Adviser

£33,079 per annum

Sutton SM1

Closing Date: 04/11/2020

The Position

We have new and exciting opportunities to join our organisation as a Targeted Housing Adviser.

This is an opportunity to work as part of a highly motivated team in delivering the aims of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. You will be working in a front line housing service meeting clients and making enquiries about their homelessness circumstances. You will be carrying out Assessments, thinking outside the box and providing innovative solutions in Personal Housing Plans to prevent and relieve homelessness for a diverse client base therefore minimising the use of temporary accommodation whilst delivering excellent customer care.

The Person

You will have excellent communication and negotiation skills, adaptable and resilient personality that thrives under pressure and be able to organise yourself to carry out multiple tasks and achieve outstanding results as part of a team.

You will be working alongside colleagues who are welcoming, friendly, helpful and motivated to reach their goals. You will be supported by managers who are nurturing and passionate about homelessness prevention and assisting vulnerable households.

This is a full time (36 hours per week) post. There is an annual leave entitlement of 23 days plus Bank Holidays.

We will be shortlisting periodically throughout the month. If you are shortlisted you will be invited to a face to face interview and work based test.

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