Housing Inclusion Officer (Welfare Reform)
Organisation: Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salary Details: £30930 - £32637
Additional Allowances: Essential Car User Allowance
Location Postcode: SE18 6HQ
Job Term and Hours per Week: Permanent; 35
Closing Date: 26 March 2019
Housing Inclusion Officer - Welfare Reform team.
SO2 Based at the Woolwich Centre
1 post full time 35 hours per week
The Welfare Reform Team work with households affected by changes in the benefits system, including the Total Benefit Cap, the Under Occupation Charge, and Universal Credit. Based within the council’s Housing Inclusion Service, the team focuses its work on offering early intervention to those people who are at risk of becoming homeless, and has an excellent track record of homelessness prevention, by joint working with other departments and agencies, as well as liaising with Landlords and agents to prevent evictions where possible. The team provide both outreach and office based services.
Our team approach is to provide a holistic service to residents, and to empower and support people out of the circumstances which they are in. There is a strong focus on encouraging people into employment or training, while supporting any concerns there may be around barriers to work. Practical solutions are offered to residents in terms of income maximisation and budgeting, as well as downsizing and alternative housing options, and the team are encouraged to think creatively to achieve results.
We are looking to recruit someone with a comprehensive knowledge of housing options, and issues around the impact of poverty. You should be able to organise your own workload and show resilience in what can be a challenging role.
For more information on this role please contact Claire Tugwell the team senior on 0208 921 6821.
Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.
This role requires an Enhanced DBS.
All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated
This opportunity has recently been advertised as an opportunity for current RBG employees (internal only advertising). Applications received during the internal advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position via an application to this job advertisement during the internal advertising period, any further application will not be shortlisted.
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