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Housing Solutions Officer

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Place of work:
Endeavour House*, Ipswich
Salary details:
£29,577 - £34,728
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
25 October 2021 01:00 PM
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Fixed Term post or Secondment opportunity for 12 months.

We are looking for a dynamic person to join our team in Housing Solutions.  You will need to be energetic and enthusiastic and share our values, commitment and motivation to make a difference for our districts.

  • Do you want to be a part of the delivery of our homelessness service, working to deliver the duties, under the 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 a team who are responsible for delivering the duties under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. Since the introduction of the act in April 2018, there has been a significant increase in demand for the services provided by the team, and in particular during the Covid 19 Pandemic, and this is a great opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic dedicated team working to provide solutions to prevent or relieve homelessness.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are committed to agile and flexible working practices (subject to business need). We believe that work is something we do and not somewhere we go; we want our staff to feel enabled and empowered to fully embrace these opportunities.

We can offer great opportunities for training and development, and we will give you all the support you need.

The role is normally based at our modern and conveniently located office accommodation, however, during the COVID 19 pandemic, we have been working from home and it has worked really well for us.

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.

We offer flexible working options, a generous leave entitlement, access to the Suffolk Green Travel Plan, discount scheme and a pension scheme.

For an informal discussion about this role please call Susie Farrer, Solutions Team Manager – 01449 724974, Susannah.farrer@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk


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