Senior Homelessness Reduction Officer

Senior Homelessness Reduction Officer

Housing and Community Resilience Team

18 month fixed term contract, Full time, 37 hours per week

Scale SO2, Salary £29,055 – £30,756

Who we are… Rutland County Council is the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but just because we are a small team does not mean we cannot make a big difference, multum-in parvo is our motto! Rutland offers fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of residents in our local community – we really are one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit. This is your chance to become part of an amazing team, delivering great services throughout the county.

Who you are… creative and flexible in your approach, you will understand how social care, health and housing need to link to form a joined up, holistic service for the vulnerable people of Rutland. Working as part of Adult Social Care, developing strong working relationships with colleagues across other teams and partner organisations will come naturally.  Organised, and with good IT skills, you will understand the importance of planning, record keeping and monitoring the performance of service providers.

What we need from you… Knowledge of the relevant housing legislation, including the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, is a must to enable you to manage a complex caseload, whilst supporting and mentoring colleagues to develop their understanding. Working closely with the Team Manager, you will be developing and implementing new practices and initiatives to ensure our responsibilities are met.  Previous experience of undertaking homelessness assessments and investigations in either a local authority or housing organisation, with extensive knowledge of legal and service delivery frameworks will also be key.

What we offer in return… Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and Flexi-Time to name just a few!

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we really want to hear from you…

What to do now… Please visit our website for a full Job Description. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alison Morgan, Team Manager – Housing and Community Resilience on 01572 758155 or email:

The closing date for applications will be the 23 November 2018 and interviews will take place on Monday 3 December 2018 – to apply: visit to apply, alternatively you can contact one of the HR team for an application pack, email: or call 01527 758255.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.
Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

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