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Housing Solutions Officer

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Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
Salary details:
£28,785 - £33,799
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
20 February 2020 01:00 PM
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Fixed term for 12 months. 

Full Time, part time and job share opportunities will be considered.

We are now looking for the right person to join our team in Housing Solutions with the proper values, commitment and motivation to make a difference for our districts.

Do you want to be a part of the delivery and roll out of the new Homelessness Reduction Act 2017?

Can you work creatively and collaboratively to prevent homelessness wherever possible?

Do you have the knowledge and ability to advise households and landlords to prevent homelessness occurring?

Do you have experience of making decisions under the Housing Act 1996 and understand the legal tests which need to be followed?

Do you like working on your own initiative but also as part of a team?

Do you have experience of Welfare Benefits, including Universal Credit?

If yes, then you could be part of the team which will be responsible for delivering the new duties under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. This is a really exciting time to be working in homelessness and a great opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic dedicated team.

We’re proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy and communities for our districts. Babergh and Mid Suffolk have consistently been voted amongst the top places to live in the UK.

Working together across our Councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk – working hard to provide homes, support our communities, boost local economy, protect our environment and keep our districts clean, tidy and safe.

You will be based at our modern, air-conditioned head office in Ipswich, with a range of facilities and excellent travel links. We offer a generous leave entitlement, access to the Suffolk Green Travel Plan, discount scheme and pension scheme.  We also offer a range of training and development and will give you all the support you need, for your career and wellbeing.

We are committed to agile and flexible working (subject to business need), with full time, part time or job share opportunities considered. Supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, enabling and empowering our people to deliver the best possible results for our residents.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Claire Bray on 07860 827821 / (01473) 296451 or email: claire.bray@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk  


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