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"Knowing that the work I do contributes towards improving the lives of Peterborough residents is a real driver for me. Work isn’t just about coming into the office to do the 9 to 5, it’s about wanting to make a real difference. The commitment of my colleagues in working to achieve that goal means there’s always support when you need it and a great team spirit."

Claire M, Children's Services

Housing Solutions Officer

Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
13/01/2020
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/01/2020 23:59
Employment Location:
Town Hall, Peterborough
Salary:
£31,371 - £34,788
Weekly Hours:
37
Vacancy ID:
103681

Job details 

Closing date:
19 Jan


Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Peterborough City Council is passionate about preventing and relieving homelessness.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the busy Housing Needs team to support homeless households and those threatened with homelessness to find alternative accommodation.

Do you understand the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and how to apply the law in practice?

Do you enjoy partnership working and delivering solutions to persons threatened with homelessness?

You will be responsible for:
• Working with households threatened with homelessness to retain or secure accommodation to prevent their homelessness.
• Processing and assessing applications from households who present to the council as homeless or threatened with homelessness.
• Creating Personalised Housing Plans and working with clients to support them to achieve positive outcomes through their actions.
• Making decisions linking budgeting, accommodation, health and empowering change.
• Creating and monitoring Personalised Housing Plans.

Ideally you will have a detailed knowledge of social housing and homelessness. Excellent customer service skills, organisational skills and the ability to work as part of a team. You will also have experience of dealing with challenging customers with multiple needs and be able to work in a busy front line environment.

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