Domestic Abuse Housing Officer
Do you want to make a real difference to those rebuilding their lives as a result of Domestic Abuse with their housing and other support?
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: 21 May 2021 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC
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. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
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. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.
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