• Full Time
  • St Albans
  • 36,463 - 39,875 £ / Year

St Albans City & District Council

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  • £36,463 – £39,875 a year

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  • Full-time


St Albans


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Homeless Assessment Advisor (P1242)

£36,463 to £39,875 inclusive annual salary + up to 19.7% employer pension contribution
Essential User allowance
Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week)
Flexible working options (including hybrid)
Job Ref: P1242

About the role


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well organised, customer focused team. You will be working as part of a small team who are committed to delivering high standards of service to those in housing need.
In this post you will be conducting homeless assessments in line with the Housing Act 1996 as amended by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and ensure compliance with all statutory processes.
You will conduct comprehensive assessments of an applicant’s housing and support needs as defined under the Act, and to assist the applicant to form a Personalised Housing Plan to either prevent their eviction or assist them with obtaining alternative, secure accommodation. You will be managing an individual caseload and need to have the ability to use a range of IT systems to increase your efficiency.

About you


You must be educated to NVQ Level 4 or with an equivalent level qualification in relevant subject. Previous experience of delivering housing advice is critical for this post. A high standard of written work, excellent communication skills and a high level of customer focus together with ideally experience in writing Section 184 decisions is required for this role.
St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1 the District includes a cathedral, vibrant city centre and award-winning market and thriving villages. Our centrally located offices in the city are near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.

In addition to working within a great team and a comprehensive salary you will have access to:


  • 26.5 days basic annual leave (increasing with service) + bank holidays.
Please note: annual leave will be pro-rated for anyone who does not have a standard full- time pattern of 37 hours over 5 days, e.g. part-timers
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with current employer contribution up to 19.7% employer contributions
  • Flexible working options
  • Staff Parking Permit
  • Reimbursement of professional fees
  • Comprehensive development and training
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres.
  • Access to discounts and benefits via online platform
This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

To apply


  • Please select the apply button on the vacancy and follow the steps below:
  • Complete an online application and in the supporting statement section, ensure you explain what you would bring to the role and how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification.
A detailed job description and person specification are published on the advert for this role. The person specification sets out the criteria we use to assess applicants. The Council reserves the right to reject applicants at the shortlisting stage, where the application process has not been completed correctly.

Closing date for applications: 
24th of May 2024
Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 3rd of June 2024
NOTE: Interviews are conducted throughout the application process. We reserve the right to close the vacancy at an earlier date and we strongly encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

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