|Hours||37.5 - 37.5 Hours|
Do you have specialist housing knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of accommodation & local service provision coupled with a proven ability to carry out research and document your findings in a report style? Then join Shelter in this interesting fixed term contract as an Accommodation Adviser (Housing Broker) and you could soon be putting your skills and expertise to excellent use.
£23,847 pa plus excellent benefits. Fixed term contract until 31st May 2022. Home-based with travel across Yorkshire.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent. We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Our Accommodation Services Team helps people on probation obtain or retain settled accommodation which has been identified as a key factor in successful rehabilitation and a reduction in re-offending. We aim to deliver a comprehensive and flexible service tailored to the individual that addresses and resolves identified housing needs while taking into consideration their specific goals. We also strive to enable them to access services that will tackle issues and help them move away from reoffending and successfully reintegrate into society.
About the role
As Accommodation Adviser you’ll be responsible for conducting an analysis of challenging areas within the local contract region and assessing where there is a high proportion of service users that are homeless. Following that analysis, we’ll rely on you to work to enhance accommodation options within those areas, build relationships at operational and strategic level and link in the core service to improve outcomes. The overall aim will be to achieve accommodation outcomes for complex homeless service users and provide feedback on your findings to the wider team. While the role is home-based, it will also involve travel across the National Probation Service Region. You’ll also need to work in a prison setting and other agreed locations when required.
To succeed, you’ll need proven experience within the homeless sector and a good understanding of the Criminal Justice Sector. We’ll also be looking for a confident approach to achieving successful outcomes, including challenging when necessary, plus the ability to build and maintain relationships with both social and private housing providers. As comfortable monitoring progress and recording on digital systems as you are attending strategic meetings, you’re also happy to comply with the protocols, policies and security of any statutory agency partner and willing to travel in order to ‘get the job done’
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies. We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.