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Vacancy Details

Housing and Homelessness Assessment Officer

Employer:
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Salary:
£31,434 - £34,986 per annum
Location:
Kensington & Chelsea
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
2 x Permanent and 2 x temporary Contract Positions.
DBS Check:
Yes
Closing Date:
17/02/2020 at 23:30 PM
Reference:
RBKC/20/121275
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Positions Available: 2 x Permanent and 2 x temporary for 12 months

Contact details for an informal discussion: Veneeze Augustine, The Homelessness Team Manager via email on: Veneeze.Augustine@rbkc.gov.uk or James Slaymark or Duncan Berrington on 0207 361 3008

About Us:

This department is responsible for housing, communities and improving the lives of residents. This includes landlord services and estate management, planning, refurbishment, and advice and support to help maintain healthy and safe homes.

A significant part of our work is focused on creating stronger communities, by working together withresidents on recovery following the Grenfell tragedy.

In response to London's affordable homes crisis, we are committed to building more social housing to help people on lower incomes to live, work, and raise their families in the borough. Our housing team also work closely with affordable housing providers and other agencies to manage homelessness,  and give support to older residents to live independently.

The Role:

Kensington and Chelsea is a borough of enormous economic and cultural diversity with wide ranging income levels existing side by side. The borough presents a uniquely challenging environment in which to provide a high quality housing advice service to a wide range of service users and other agencies.  We are recruiting for four posts – two permanent and two fixed term (for one year). This is an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate, someone wishing to work in the public sector or utilise their experience and enthusiasm in a new setting.

About You:

This is an opportunity for those wishing to gain or utilise their and housing knowledge within a large frontline team.

You will also contribute significantly to developing the service to effectively deliver the Homeless Reduction Act (HRA).

Role Requirements:

Resilience, confidence, maturity and the ability to work under pressure in a team environment.

High standard of written work and good timekeeping are essential.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.