Housing Caseworker – closing date 24 October 2017

We are looking to recruit an experienced advisor to provide a specialist housing advice service for around 18 hours per week.

The ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • advising on housing options and law

  • challenging homeless decisions made by the local authority

  • rent arrears, anti-social behaviour, disrepair

  • working with vulnerable clients.

In addition, the ideal candidate will be empathetic, organised, and able to manage a complex caseload, work to deadlines, and have experience working in a small self-starting team.

Initially the post will be until 31 December 2017 with a view to extension, pending the outcome of a funding application.

There will be a six month probationary period.

Employee Benefits

  • 28 days annual leave plus statutory public holidays pro-rata
  • Statutory pension through ‘NEST’

Hours of work: Up to 18 hours a week

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Previous convictions do not prevent the possibility of employment with us; each application is assessed on its own merit.

Address Line 1
101 Oxford Road
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 7UD
Is this location wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Contract type
Part time
Location
Central Reading
Salary
£24,000 to £28,000 FTE based on experience
Contact
Clare Moore, Manager
Main contact telephone
0118 955 1070
Reference number for post
Housing
How to apply

If you would like to know more about this rewarding and challenging role please contact Reading Community Welfare Rights Unit’s Manager, Clare Moore, on 0118 9551070 between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

To request an application pack, please email us at advisor@readingspecialist.co.uk.

Open for applications from
2 October 2017
Closing date for applications
24 October 2017
Scheduled interview date
8 November 2017
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course