Housing Advice and Preventions Officer

Location
Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY
Salary
£24,883 - £28,545 (Grade E) £29,213 - £33,390 (Grade F)
Posted
29 Aug 2018
Closes
17 Sep 2018
Ref
OC/18/72431
Job position
Advisor
Contract Type
Temporary / Contract
Hours
Full Time

Housing Advice and Preventions Officer

Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week
DBS Check: Enhanced

Fixed Term 2 Years

Folkestone & Hythe District Council, based in Folkestone, Kent, serves a population of 108,000 and covers a district of 140 square miles. The M20 offers easy access to London and the high speed rail service offers travel times to the capital of under an hour.

The Council works to six key objectives:

  • More Homes
  • More Jobs
  • Appearance Matters
  • Health Matters
  • Achieving Stability
  • Delivering Excellence

The position of Housing Advice and Preventions Officer will deliver an efficient and effective Housing Advice, Homelessness Prevention and Statutory Homelessness Assessment service, in accordance with agreed policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will preferably have recent and relevant experience of either, assessing homelessness and/or providing housing advice.
Shortlisting will be based on candidates’ knowledge of homelessness legislation, guidance and best practice.

For an informal discussion please call Kimba Layton (Housing Advice and Preventions Team Leader) on 01303 853283 or email: kimba.layton@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk  or Mark Damiral (Housing and Inclusion Manager) on 01303 853281 or email: mark.damiral@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk

The closing date for receipt of all completed application forms is 12pm on 17th September 2018.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided below by 12pm on 17th September 2018. Please note that we do not accept CV's without a fully completed application form.

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