Prevention & Advice Officer

Bexley (City/Town), London (Greater)
£28,215 - £30,711 per annum
02 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We currently have a vacancy for skilled Prevention and Advice Officer, to join our team that sits within Housing Services.

You will be part of a small team tasked with providing support to households that approach with a housing issue and you will be responsible for providing clear advice and options to prevent homelessness from occurring.  This role will require you to have a strong background in financial assessments and the ability to monitor and manage a demanding caseload.

You will report to the Housing Prevention and Assessment Team Leader and should be able to demonstrate proven negotiation skills as well as excellent investigative and assessment skills, to ensure that a high quality and integrated service is provided which ensures resources are used most effectively.

You will need to demonstrate a working knowledge of homelessness legislation as well as all related case law.  You must also have an understanding and commitment to equality and diversity.

Although this is a demanding role you will have the opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to delivering excellent service, committed to improvement, training and open to new ideas.         

What we offer:

  • Relocation Package up to £8,000
  • Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
  • Performance Related Pay
  • 25 days Annual Leave (rising to 28 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.

About us:

Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

Your Application:

  • Closing Date for your application: 22/07/19
  • Please visit to find out more and apply.  CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
  • Anticipated Interview date: TBC

This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.