West Berkshire Council

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Homelessness Prevention & Relief Officer

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £32,076 to £37,336 per annum (Grade H)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
14/06/2024 at 12:19
05348, 05381
Vacancy Description

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in your community? Do you have experience in homelessness prevention and relief? West Berkshire Council is looking for a dedicated and skilled Homelessness Prevention & Relief Officer in the Migration team to join our Housing Service and help us tackle the important issue of homelessness.

As a Homelessness Prevention & Relief Officer, you will report to the Homelessness Prevention & Relief Team Leader and play a crucial role in providing support and assistance to individuals and families at risk of homelessness. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a caseload of homelessness prevention and relief cases, with a specific focus on migration-related issues
  • Conducting thorough assessments to determine eligibility for housing assistance
  • Developing and implementing tailored support plans to address the needs of each client
  • Liaising with external agencies and partners to access relevant services and resources
  • Providing advice and guidance on housing options, rights, and responsibilities

To excel in this role, we are looking for someone who has:

  • A comprehensive understanding of homelessness legislation, including the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
  • Experience in assessing and managing homelessness prevention and relief cases
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish effective working relationships
  • Excellent organisational and time management abilities, with the capacity to handle a demanding workload
  • Sound judgement and decision-making skills, even in high-pressure situations

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment

To learn more about the role, please contact Tamara Hemmings on 01635 519316 or email Tamara.Hemmings@westberks.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and contribute to making a real difference in our community. Apply now to be part of our dedicated team.

Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

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