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Job description

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Salary: £30,066 - £34,538

Contract Type: Fixed term/Secondment - 12 months, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

The Housing Needs Group works in close partnership with the Temporary Accommodation Group in Housing Support Services to prevent and relieve people from being homeless. Since early 2013 we have reduced the number of households living in TA by around one quarter and we are committed to further reduction going forward as we recognise the detrimental impacts of TA, no matter how well managed, on families, especially children.

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly organised and diligent Homeless Family Move On Adviser to join our multi-disciplinary team. The main objective for the post holder is to assist homeless families living in temporary accommodation to move on to alternative accommodation. This is facilitated by providing the highest standard of housing advice and assistance with appropriate housing options in accordance with the homelessness strategy and housing allocations scheme and to enable delivery of the council's hostel development programme.

Please note this post will be based between 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG and a hostel in NW3.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS .

To be considered for this post it is essential that you possess an in-depth working knowledge of the Housing Act 1996 Parts VI and VII. The successful candidate will have at least one year previous demonstrable experience assisting members of the public with homelessness issues, as well as a commitment to working within a multi-disciplinary partnership environment. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of data protection legislation and information sharing protocols and related legislation, such as landlord and tenant legislation, environmental health legislation, social services and welfare benefit legislation. You will have an exceptional understanding of housing options.

About Camden

Camden's main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King's Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country's first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To "discover" more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

If you want to find out more about what it's like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we're a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the 'Why you?' section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk , or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Tuesday 20 th August 2019

Interviews to be held: TBC

Please quote reference: 190000JX

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