HOUSING & PROPERTY
Temporary Accommodation Officer
Post Number: HS11
Grade: E Salary: £22,183 - £24,491 per annum (Under review)
Hours: 37 per week
Looking for a new start? Come and work at Harrogate Borough Council. Our values guide everything we do, and everything we do has an impact on the people who live here.
Reporting to the Housing Options Team Leader, you will join a team of staff responsible for the day to day management of the council’s temporary accommodation for homeless households.
Spending most of your time on site, you will ensure the effective management and security of temporary accommodation, providing a stable environment for residents, minimising disruption and incidents of anti-social behaviour and offering advice and assistance to residents. You will also take part in an out of hours rota system responding to homelessness emergencies throughout the district. You will work largely on your own initiative, organising your own workload, often having to make on the spot decisions.
You must be able to demonstrate working in a hostel environment and should have experience of dealing with the public in a wide range of situations. You should have an appreciation of the circumstances which cause homelessness and be able to identify solutions which help address the range of problems experienced by households in temporary accommodation. Previous housing experience and/or working with other agencies is preferred, but not essential.
You should have a full driving licence and use of a vehicle for which an appropriate allowance is payable. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
For more information please contact Tracey Thomas on 01423 500600 Ext. 58036.
Closing date for Applications: 24 April 2022
To apply, please visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/jobs.
Please call 01423 500600 and ask for the HR Support Team if you need further assistance.
Harrogate Borough Council requires all applicants to complete the council’s application form and attach their suitability statement and CV. Please note, applicants must provide a Suitability Statement with their application.
Harrogate Borough Council reserves the right to close vacancies before the closing date if a high volume of applications are received.
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