Dynamic self-starters are required to support our Housing Needs and Standards team.
Housing Needs and Standards provide a range of housing services, including housing applications, advice and options. The team are also responsible for preventing homelessness, managing temporary accommodation and engaging with private rented sector landlords.
The increase in homelessness and rough sleeping is an issue that affects all services in all areas of the country. Homelessness is a key corporate priority for both Councils. In Housing Needs and Standards we are committed to meaningful joint working, early identification and intervention of homelessness, and the continuous improvement in our services.
You will work with your clients to complete assessments, provide advice and assistance, with a focus on preventing homelessness. For each case you will coordinate prevention activities including home visits, multi-agency meetings, negotiation with landlords, resolving disputes, and one to one interviews with clients. In addition you will support the wider ongoing development of joint-working partnerships with other key agencies, with plenty of opportunity for training and personal development.
As well as possessing excellent time management and communication skills, you must have the skills to deliver excellent customer service. You will have an understanding of the range of support needs of homeless clients. Knowledge of the homelessness legislation or landlord and tenant law is desirable but not essential.
Because we work across two councils our area is unique in its mix of environments, including the larger urban area of Eastbourne, the historic county town of Lewes, small towns and villages in and around the National Park and a large area of coastal strip. The work is varied and challenging.
Hours and days may vary according to the needs of the service, however, it will be normal to work until 6pm, and you will need to be able to travel across Eastbourne and Lewes.
How to apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.