Domestic Abuse Housing Officer
A brand new approach to supporting victims of Domestic Violence with their housing and other support needs
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
As Domestic Abuse Housing Officer, you’ll be using your skills and expertise to deliver intensive, specialist support to homeless clients who are victims of domestic abuse.
You will ensure better support and coordination between different areas within and outside the council providing domestic abuse services.
You will also be responsible for representing homelessness services at domestic abuse meetings internally and externally, such as MARAC.
The successful applicant will be compassionate, committed and collaborative with the enthusiasm and drive to transform the way local government and public services work.
You will need comprehensive understanding of the law relating to domestic abuse and experience of working and supporting key systems in Housing services.
You will also have excellent knowledge of housing legislation, a strong understanding of domestic abuse services and experience of providing service users with support.
You will have great analytical skills and experience of stakeholder engagement with excellent organisational and I.T skills.
Closing Date: 23 April 2019 (23:00)
This position is only open to current employees of Brent Council or Temporary Agency Workers currently working in Brent Council. External candidates are not permitted to apply for internal only roles. Forwarding ‘internal only’ roles to external candidates may lead to disciplinary action being taken.
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.