Private Sector Liaison Officer (Housing Options)
£24,657 - £27,358 per annum
East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.
About the role
In this role you will be required to promote and improve access to the private rented sector in order to prevent and relieve homelessness wherever possible in line with Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 legislation.
You will work closely with the Housing Officers and Temporary Accommodation Officer to effectively move people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness into suitable accommodation within the private sector to resolve their housing need.
Passionate and motivated with a helpful and friendly ‘can do’ attitude, you’ll have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be highly organised.
You’ll be able to work well as part of a team, but also on your own initiative with a willingness to go the extra mile for our customers.
A calm and empathetic manner along with the ability to be assertive, resilient and able to work under pressure are essential.
A valid driving licence and your own car are essential (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).
To apply online, please click on the Apply Direct button to visit www.eastdevon.gov.uk/jobs. For an informal discussion, please contact Andrew Mitchell, Housing Needs and Strategy Manager on 01395 571660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 27th January 2019. Interviews will be held week commencing 4th February 2019.