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Senior Homeless Prevention Officer

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Job Type - Jobs in Housing

Contract Type - Full Time, Temporary

Location - 50 High Street South, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 0QX

Salary - 32,614 per annum

Hours - 35 hours per week

Do you have a passion for reducing homelessness and want to make a difference? We’re looking for an experienced Housing Professional to join our supportive, dynamic and knowledgeable team on a fixed term basis for 12 months.

The role of the senior homeless officer requires you to manage a small team delivering the homeless prevention activities on behalf of East Northants Council, where you will work under the guidance of the Homeless Reduction Act to prevent homelessness within the ENC area. You will also be responsible for allocating properties and providing nominations for other housing providers within the ENC area via the Homes Direct choice based lettings scheme.

Our ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of homeless legislation, the benefits system and landlord and tenant law. Connecting with our vision, purpose and values, you must possess excellent communication skills, with a passion and enthusiasm for delivering a quality service to our stakeholders.

The ability to lead your team to success is essential. Engaging the team and inspiring them to deliver a first-class service will be key to the role.

What can we offer you? We are a flexible employer passionate about providing you with a great place to work. As well as a competitive salary and generous leave entitlement, you’ll benefit from our award winning reward initiative, including a range of voluntary and salary sacrifice benefits and generous pension arrangements.

We are a large and ambitious housing organisation providing more people an affordable place to call home. We welcome people from every walk of life, at every stage of their career. Whether you want to build your career with us, or use your experience to move on, we’re here to develop your potential.

To apply please register on our candidate portal and submit a detailed CV setting out your career history with a cover letter of no more than 2 pages which clearly explains how you think you meet the requirements of this role and which demonstrates your career achievements.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Sunday 16th September 2018.