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Tenancy Sustainment Officer

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  1. Tenancy Sustainment Officer

    Salary for this position is £28,367 to £31,077
    Full time
    Fixed Term until 31 March 2022

    Working in local government is a highly satisfying and rewarding experience in so many ways. In return for the contribution you will make to the local community, we
    are a great employer to work for, with great benefits to offer.

    This is an exciting opportunity to join our Housing Accommodation Team to provide tenancy sustainment support to tenants to prevent homelessness and help improve their quality of life. You will promote personal independence and wellbeing by giving practical advice and information on a wide range of issues, including housing, accessing job market, life skills, etc. You will manage a busy caseload of duty accepted homeless clients to ensure timely re-housing in social and private rented sector as well as undertake a full assessment of clients’ housing needs and identify appropriate housing options and provide assistance with accessing these options.

    The successful candidate will have strong experience of working in a homelessness, housing options and/ or undertaking statutory homelessness assessments. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with clients, landlords and other internal or external stakeholders. An outstanding customer service with a high level of sensitivity and empathy are paramount for the role. If you have the skills and knowledge required and are a team player, are able to take your own initiative with an innovative approach to problem solving, we would love to hear from you.

    Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package, including flexible working, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Sevenoaks is a well-connected district, with excellent motorway links to Surrey, East Sussex and the rest of Kent and under 25 minutes by train from London.

    Our culture places our customers at the heart of what we do. We offer a supportive and flexible work environment, dedicated to developing talent by empowering our staff to keep learning, be innovative, value others, work together and achieve. If you value these behaviours too and share our energy and passion to make a real difference for our residents, we’d love to hear from you.

    The Team

    You will be joining a friendly and dedicated Housing Advice team, which is part of the Housing Service within the People & Places directorate.

    Interested in the role and want to know more?
    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rav Kensrey, Homelessness Prevention Manager on 01732 227241 or at rav.kensrey@sevenoaks.gov.uk. For information about the application process, please contact HR on 01732 227295 or 01732 227361 or at human.resources@sevenoaks.gov.uk

    Need advice on how to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?
    Read the Job Description and Personal Specification in the Candidate Pack and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

    Closing date for applications: 11pm 26 April 2021

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