Job details

Reference number - 2431 - 3026

Location - Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth

Salary - Band 7 - £24,799 - £28,785 p.a.

Job type/hours - Fixed Term Contract or Secondment until June 2020 - 37 hours per week

Closing date - 17th June 2019

Assessment & interview process - 28th June and/or 1st July 2019

Housing Assessment & Advice Officer - Fixed Term Contract or Secondment until June 2020

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your experience and gain new skills in an interesting and fast moving environment?  We are currently recruiting temporary Housing Assessment & Advice Officers.  The posts are secondments or fixed term posts until June 2020.    

What do staff say about the job?

"It’s a job where you genuinely help people"

"Housing Needs Advice & Support is a real frontier service. It can be challenging, but there are great opportunities for sowing the seeds of positive change into people's lives"

"No two days are the same"

In your written application please make sure you explain why you are suitable for the job against each point of the "who is the person" section below, giving examples. 

Portsmouth City Council's Housing Needs Advice & Support team works directly with customers to help deal with housing issues and prevent homelessness in the city.  We are a busy front-line service dealing with customers who may be vulnerable and facing homelessness. We give advice, work to prevent homelessness, assist people to resolve their housing need and make assessments of housing and support needs in accordance with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, the Housing Act 1996 and Portsmouth City Council's Allocations Policy.  We are committed to excellent customer service, and to listening to and understanding our customers' circumstances, and working collaboratively with them to identify housing solutions.     

Please see the full job profile attached which includes more details on the role and the person we are looking for.

How to apply

There are 3 ways to apply: