Housing Needs Officer (Domestic Abuse)

Salary: Salary: £27,040 – 28,893 per annum. Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience

Contract Type: Full Time - 37 hours per week

Contract Length: Temporary Contract - 1 Year fixed term contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen to contribute to the Council’s plans to support those affected by Domestic Abuse. This is a new post where you will have the opportunity to shape and influence services that support survivors of domestic abuse.

As a Domestic Abuse Housing Needs 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 co-ordination between different areas within and outside the Council providing domestic abuse services. We are looking for a dynamic team player, who is a great communicator and is able to represent the authority with a range of internal and external partners, as well as at MARAC meetings.

The successful applicant will be compassionate, committed and collaborative with the enthusiasm and drive to transform the way local government and public services work. A strong knowledge of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and associated housing legislation. You will need comprehensive 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 organizational and IT skills.

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact Vanessa Fisher, Housing Needs Team Leader via email: Vanessa.Fisher@rother.gov.uk

Please send queries and applications to: recruitment@rother.gov.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on: Tuesday 4th October 2022

Interviews are due to be held on 12th & 13th October 2022

We welcome applications from all backgrounds and community sectors

Closing Date: October 4, 2022 at Midnight

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