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Domestic Abuse Housing Officer

Employer
Brent Council
Location
Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£36,708 - £39,867
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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Sector
Housing, Community Services
Job role
Officer
Salary Band
£30,000 - £39,999
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

A Great Opportunity...

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.

The Post

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 Person

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.

The job is for females only due to the nature of the role.

Closing date: extended until 28 November 2021 (23:00)

The Post

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 recruitment@brent.gov.uk

Company

What make us different?

Brent has a diverse artistic community, a wide range of cultural activities and award-winning parks. Each community in Brent has its own cultural celebrations including one of Europe's biggest Irish festivals and the Hindu Diwali festival, which attracts around 40,000 people each year. The borough is home to 'Mahogany', the innovative designer for carnival and theatrical costumes and the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. Brent, located in the northwest of Greater London, is one of London's most diverse boroughs.

Great values!

Brent It is one of the most culturally and racially diverse of all local authorities in England and Wales. Brent is working to be a safer, more attractive and more environmentally-friendly borough, with great opportunities for people to work and thrive.
 
Why work for Brent?

  •  Good road and rail links into central London.  Competent and skilled work teams.  A trusting working environment.  Very attractive pension arrangements. Salary progression. Free season ticket loan scheme. 


Would you like to work in a diverse and cultural environment?

Brent may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Find Us
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Telephone
020 8937 1234
Location
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ
GB
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