Resettlement Officer

Salary: £29,397 - £31,305 per annum (Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience)

Contract Type: Full Time - 37 hours per week

Contract Length: Temporary Contract - 12 Months

Rother District Council are expanding their Resettlement Team and are looking for an individual with the experience, knowledge and expertise to assist with the delivery of their Resettlement Schemes.

This is a unique opportunity to engage with partner services in Health, Housing, Education and Social Care alongside key community and faith groups to ensure vulnerable households fleeing conflict are effectively supported to resettle in East Sussex.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing housing related support services and to work closely with a number of local stakeholders towards the successful resettlement of vulnerable displaced households
  • Housing management for families residing in Council owned temporary accommodation
  • Assisting families on Ukraine schemes, as well as the Afghan Resettlement Programmes and UK Resettlement Scheme
  • Carrying out a Needs Assessment and work with migrant families to produce a support plan within one week of arrival. Providing regular support visits in accordance with the support plan and reviewing the plan at regular intervals to ensure ongoing support
  • Providing advice and support to refugees on benefits, employability, statutory, voluntary, and mainstream services, schools/colleges, and health services


Key Skills:

  • Experience of direct client case work providing advice and support to customers on statutory, voluntary and mainstream services
  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to empathise as well as establish professional boundaries
  • Must be able to be flexible with working hours for occasional evening and weekend working
  • Provable ability to take a flexible and creative approach to problem-solving
  • Appropriate IT skills including experience in using Microsoft Office products

What Rother District Council can offer you:

We take pride in offering an excellent employee experience, with benefits including:

  • a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement plus statutory holidays
  • membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • flexible and hybrid working arrangements subject to service requirements
  • a clear career pathway and continuing professional development opportunities
  • a range of staff benefitsto help you boost your wellbeing and make your money go further

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact Kathryn Harlow, Housing Solutions Manager, via email on

The job description and application form are available to download from our website

Please return applications and queries to:

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Sunday 21st July 2024

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 31st July 2024

Closing Date: July 21, 2024 at 11:59pm

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