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Homeless Prevention & Assessment Officer

Vacancy Details

Salary: £24,799 to £27,905
Location: Wallasey South Annexe
Job Type: Fixed Term
Vacancy Group: Professional/Technical
Category: Authority
Closing Date: 08/23/2020
Date Posted: 07/30/2020
Reference: 0000031597



Band G

36 hours per week

Fixed Term Position (12 months) 


Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.


We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.


An experienced and self-motivated Housing Options Officer is required to provide Homeless prevention advice and assistance to households who are threatened with homelessness and also assess and process homelessness applications made under current legislation.


The ideal candidate will have knowledge of homeless legislation (Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 & 2002) this will include developing personalised housing plans and decision making in line with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. 


You will have experience of working within a homeless/ housing environment and managing a demanding caseload carrying out assessments and investigations in line with homeless legislation. This will include the use of prevention tools to sustain tenancies or secure suitable, affordable accommodation.


You must be able to investigate issues in a sensitive manner, accurately record statements and findings and also able to discuss and negotiate effective outcome options with accommodation providers and landlords to prevent homelessness.


If you need to discuss further, please contact Sheila Jacobs or Wayne Tsoi by email.


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Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.


It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.


Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.


Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.


All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.


The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now. 



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