Based at Housing Advice and Homeless Services, 15 Abercorn Street, Paisley.
You will be responsible for the supervision of the staff that offer advice to the public on a wide range of housing options issues, as well as receiving, investigating and assessing applicants in terms of the Council’s statutory obligations as regards homelessness.
You will be responsible for the development, management, implementation and administration of Renfrewshire’s Rent Deposit Guarantee and have responsibility for delivering, developing, organising and supervising the processes and procedures to be followed by the Council and Registered Social Landlords (RSL’s) staff in connection with Section 5 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001.You will contribute towards the review and development of homelessness services to ensure that all statutory homeless duties are being met and ensure the aims and objectives of the Homelessness Strategy are being developed and met. You must be able to liaise and work with all relevant agencies to assist and support service users.
You must have relevant experience at an appropriate level in dealing with the public, a pleasant and helpful manner, flexible approach to work and staff, ability to motivate others, experience in letter and report writing and experience in liaising with internal and external agencies. Have a working knowledge of homelessness legislation and the Code of Guidance on homelessness, be able to demonstrate a knowledge and awareness of issues related to Public and Private Sector Housing. You must also have knowledge of child protection/adult protection proceduresA driving licence is desirable.
Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings, conferences/seminars as required.
Normal hours of duty are 35 hours per week to be worked as directed between Monday to Sunday.
If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk.Closing Date – Monday 20 January 2020
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