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Housing Advisor

Job Title: Housing Advisor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: 27905-31371
Start Date: February 2020
Reference: 4195
Job Published: January 28, 2020 16:09

Job Description

Housing Advisor x3
Bristol City Council’s Housing Options Service has three permanent vacancies for Housing Advisors to work within the Homelessness Prevention Team. This is a specialist team working with families and single people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness; to ensure early intervention, prevention, and to assist households in finding solutions to their housing problems. 

Growth and Regeneration
Job Type
Working Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
100 Temple Street BS1 6AG
Pay Grade
£27,905 - £31,371
Not Applicable
Closing Date
Ref No
Person Specification
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Job Description
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The role of a Housing Advisor is an exciting and challenging role which involves working with both families and single people, to ensure early intervention and prevention and assisting households finding solutions to their housing problems. It is also interesting and demanding, working face to face with Citizens to identify issues and steps that can be taken, to prevent homelessness.

These specific roles will primarily be responsible for community outreach and will involve visiting households in their own homes to resolve their housing issues and providing drop-in sessions at community based locations.

You will promote and provide authoritative advice and assistance to prevent homelessness with a range of housing solutions, and will advise landlords and tenants regarding their statutory rights.

You must have excellent negotiation, problem-solving, and communication skills  (particularly written) and the ability to present information in a legible and logical manner. You will also require excellent conciliation and mediation skills, to achieve effective understanding between groups with potentially conflicting objectives.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

Join us and you will receive a generous rewards package including flexible working   and flexi-time, a membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a   generous annual leave allowance. In addition you will be working in a   supportive environment where you will have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be successful in being shortlisted for interview, please submit an application which fully demonstrates how you meet each of the essential criteria as laid out in the Person Specification, this should be demonstrated in the ‘Further Information’ section of your application. Your application should fully evidence your education and training, along with your previous employment history. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, therefore please demonstrate how you can meet desirable criteria if you can.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Will Penberthy, Team Leader, Homelessness Prevention Team on: (0117) 3526735.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.

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