Homeless Prevention Lead Officer

Job description

1 year fixed term maternity cover/Secondment opportunity

Full-time: 37 hours per week

Ref: H7105

Dacorum is a thriving business and residential community in West Hertfordshire to the north of London. It embraces the new town of Hemel Hempstead and the historic market towns of Berkhamsted and Tring, picturesque villages and rural locations and one of the largest and fastest growing business centres in the UK.

Could you work well with others to lead a team giving advice and assistance to people facing homelessness?

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Homeless Prevention and Assessment Team within an innovative Strategic Housing Service. We are seeking a passionate individual to be responsible for line management, case management support and target monitoring for a team of five officers within the Homeless Prevention & Assessment team. 

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of Homelessness Legislation, oral and written communication skills, the ability to achieve defined performance targets and experience of working with a variety of households and client groups, including those who may be vulnerable or at risk.

In this role, you would liaise with partners and other agencies to ensure applicants are able to make informed decisions and have access to the appropriate pathways and access routes into housing. You will need the ability to negotiate and identify innovate solutions to help customers reach suitable housing solutions and make determinations on Temporary Accommodation placements where necessary.

Applicants must have a driving licence that is valid in the UK.

A Standard or Enhanced check will be undertaken with the Disclosure and Barring Service to ensure that the successful candidate has no relevant convictions.

The deadline for applications will be midnight on the closing date shown in the advert details.

Interviews Date(s): w/c 18th July 2022.

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