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DATE ADDED: Tue 03/03/2020

Homelessness Prevention Officer

Walworth, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime



* To provide comprehensive homeless prevention advice and support to residents who rent privately.

* To determine whether a Notice served on a tenant is valid and take a proactive role to help resolve the reason for any threat of eviction.

* Provide a day to day, effective customer-friendly and efficient service to clients presenting housing problems with regard to harassment and illegal eviction from their landlords and/or landlords’ agents.

* Provide a comprehensive tenancy relations service, advice and assistance to private sector residents including tenants, sub-tenants, licensees, owner occupiers and housing association tenants.

* To provide mediation between tenants and landlords to prevent homelessness wherever possible including visiting properties and resolving disputes at source.

* To liaise, maintain and assist in the development of effective links with other Departments and other relevant specialist agencies including local solicitors, law centres, the local county court and the police.

* To support other officers in the team with the development of and activity around client Personal Housing Plans.

* To assist in the development and promotion of effective partnership working.


FT hours

**The ideal candidate will have/be:**

* Relevant practical experience

Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

All of our roles are subject to pre-employment checks including right to work and references so please be prepared.

Due to the high volume of CVs that we receive, we are not able to respond to all unsuccessful applications. You will always, however, hear from us if we are able to take your CV forward.

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