Operational knowledge of housing policy and related legislation is desirable to deliver accurate information and make balanced judgements within statutory requirements & strict guidelines.
The jobholder should have experience of dealing with vulnerable and disadvantaged clients, and have knowledge of giving welfare related advice and signposting to support networks. Knowledge of housing and related legislation in the operation of Council policies and procedures.
Knowledge of MS Office or similar Spreadsheet and Word processing applications is essential.
Homepoint Level 2 or 2 Highers, including English, or SVQ equivalent combined with necessary experience. A diploma in Housing Studies is a desirable qualification.
If the jobholder does not meet the educational criteria, they will have to evidence they have the capacity to meet the educational standard.
The jobholder requires knowledge of a wide range of jobs and associated activities and will generally need an extended period of relevant working experience to become fully competent & familiar with all aspects of the job (2 years).
CLOSING DATE – 5th December 2022
INTERVIEW DATE- week commencing 12th December 2022
Position Title: Housing Officer
Position Number: WCB0035
Location: Housing Services/Midlothian House
Contract Status: Fixed term until 31.03.2024
Hours of Work: 36
Working Pattern: Monday to Friday
Weeks per year: 52
Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.
Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £26,918.62 per annum.
Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check will be met by you.
If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.
Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
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