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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£31,548 - £33,291
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
08/09/2019 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description



This is an exciting time to join the London Borough of Waltham Forests’ Assessment and Preventions Team as an Options and Assessment Office    

The successful candidates must have detailed knowledge and experience of working with homelessness legislation including the Housing Act 1996 and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. You will be responsible for the effective delivery of the Council’s duty to prevent and relieve homelessness for households who approach the Council in housing need. 

You will be required to provide comprehensive housing advice to households with a range of tenures. You will interview clients, assess their circumstances, decide what statutory duties may be owed and identify their housing options. You must have the ability to prioritize and manage a large caseload with minimal supervision. This may involve assisting homeless households to avoid the experience of temporary accommodation by engaging with all necessary parties including landlords and other excluders to stop the loss of their current accommodation followed by a planned move to the Private Rented Sector where appropriate.  

You will be a highly motivated person that can engage with vulnerable members of the public, assisting them to avoid homelessness and have the ability to work collaboratively with partner agencies, housing associations, police, social services, drug and alcohol agencies and other relevant stakeholders. 

The successful candidate must be available to commence in this role by October 2019.

Closing date: 08/09/2019

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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