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Housing Advisor - Portsmouth

Job Title: Housing Advisor - Portsmouth
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £13.21 - 13.21 per hour
REF: DCLM20101
Contact Name: Deanna Clarke
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Housing Advisor - Portsmouth

Location:  Portsmouth City Council, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, P012 1EB

Contract:  initial 6 -month contract with possible further extension

Hours: 37 hours per week

Pay: £13.21per hour (depending on experience)

Job purpose:

You will be interviewing customers about their housing situation and working with customers to find solutions to their housing issues. This may involve negotiation with landlords or family members, advising and helping customers to secure private housing, working with other agencies and professionals and exploring all possible housing solutions to help prevent homelessness and the need to move.

Your work will involve making assessments to determine eligibility for assistance under the homelessness legislation and assessing housing need and priority for Gosport Borough Council's waiting list. You will need to be able to clearly explain the statutory processes of homelessness and allocation of housing to customers and to other professionals.

The primary purpose of the role is to:

You will need to visit customers in their own homes to understand and assess their housing need and also to make assessments of financial circumstances. You will be required to represent Housing Advice at multi-agency meetings.

The Housing Adviser roles are based in the Housing Options Service in the Town Hall. Due to the current national health situation, working arrangements will currently be a mix of working at home and in the Town Hall, this situation is subject to change.

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Deanna Clarke on 020 8514 9152 or Email