Housing Support Officer

Project: East Sussex Floating Support Service

Location: St. Leonards-on-Sea

Reference Number: 1076

Hours per Week: 30 - 37 - Monday to Friday

Salary: £25,765 (£24,547 PLUS £1,218 Essential Car User Allowance)

Job Description

Housing Support Officers

ESFSS are accepting CVs for this role and conducting rolling recruitment for this vacancy.

We are seeking Housing Support Officers to work with clients to combat homelessness, poverty, and marginalisation across East Sussex.

Position: Housing Support Officer
Location: Office Locations: St Leonards-on-Sea (homeworking opportunities available)
Salary: £25,765 (£24,547 PLUS £1,218 Essential Car User Allowance)
Hours:  30 – 37 hours per week

About the Role

As Housing Support Officer, you will be working for a people-led organisation whose mission is ‘combating homelessness, creating opportunities, promoting change.’

You will collaborate with clients to identify housing-related support needs, completing risk assessments and support plans. You will work with key stakeholders within Housing, Health & Social Care, Probation Services, and other community programmes, forging partnerships to deliver client-centred support. You will need to provide clients with practical support, helping them to manage tenancies, and helping with access to work, volunteering, and education opportunities.

You will also be required to attend training and development sessions, deliver small group work/workshop sessions and carry out the necessary administration and monitoring duties required for the role.

About You

To be successful in the role of Housing Support Officer you will need to have great communication skills and be committed to the values of the organisation. Some of the key skills and experience you will need to bring with you include:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable clients in the community
  • Experience of working in partnership with other agencies
  • Experience of creating support plans with clients and setting attainable goals
  • Experience of managing a client caseload and writing accurate case notes and reports
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues in relation to adults and children

In Return

In recognition of our commitment to staff, BHT Sussex has been awarded Gold Accreditation from Investors in People and we are also signed up to the Disability Confident employer scheme and have made the Mental Health at Work commitment.

You will also receive a fantastic benefits package including:

  • 5.5% stakeholder pension scheme and life assurance.
  • Medical cash plan with Medicash.
  • Free and confidential employee assistance helpline for both personal and work-related concerns.
  • Cycle-to-work scheme.
  • Free new starter 30-day Brighton bus pass.
  • Generous holiday allowance starting at 27 days per annum pro rata, rising 1 day for each year of service to a maximum of 32 days pro rata.
  • The opportunity to participate in well-being and fundraising activities throughout the year.

BHT Sussex is an equal opportunities employer using a fair and open recruitment process that fully complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to encouraging equality, equity, inclusion, and diversity within the workplace.

This post is only open to individuals who have a current full UK driving licence and use of a vehicle as this is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010. The Floating Support Officer role includes Essential Car User Allowance which is paid at standard HMRC rates.

How to Apply: 

Step 1: Read the Job Description & Person Specification.
Step 2: Attach your CV and Answers to your Preliminary Questions to an email. The title of the email should read: (Your name & Job Reference Number).
Step 3: Send your email to jobs@bht.org.uk

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