4th Sep 2019 - NewStart

Advice & Support Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidates to join the Rent and Income Team in the post of Advice and Support Officer. We are seeking knowledgeable and resilient applicants to join our team to provide benefit and money advice to Gateshead residents, some of who are at crisis point.

Recent changes in housing benefit legislation, Welfare Reforms and the challenging economic climate has led many tenants to struggle financially. Since the introduction of Welfare Reform, it has become increasingly important to focus on tenancy support and advice rather than simply relying on enforcement action to recover arrears. This role is therefore crucial to maintaining our high collection levels, sustaining tenancies and alleviating difficulties Gateshead residents encounter in relation to Welfare Reforms. An important element of your role will be to work with our partners at Citizens Advice and Job Centre Plus.

Senior Townscape Heritage Project Officer

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic senior officer to work within our Capital Programme and Project Team to deliver a Townscape Heritage project in Stockton Town Centre’s Northern Gateway.

The project will focus on heritage around the Norton Road area which suffers from vacancy, neglect and decay. It will seek to restore many of the architectural features and thus conserve the physical appearance of the historic built environment of the area. The five year project, which has been awarded a £1.8m National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, will focus on restoring up to 16 buildings around the National Lottery funded Globe Theatre and Victoria Estate housing development.

Programme Coordinator

At Depaul UK we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Programme Coordinator come and join our team in the North East. You will join us on a part time basis and in return you will receive a competitive salary of £13,247.40 pro rata plus pension & other great benefits.
Depaul UK delivers a wide range of support and housing services for young people and adults at risk of homelessness. We specialise in the provision of services that: prevent homelessness, increase the resilience of those we work with and energise opportunities for employment, education, training and volunteering in the communities we work within.
We’re dedicated to putting our values into action to achieve a society where everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community.
In return as our Programme Coordinator, you’ll be joining a friendly, flexible and values-led organisation, and will receive:
– Competitive salary
– 26 days of annual holiday, including bank holidays
– Contributory pension scheme
– Life assurance
– Cycle to work scheme
– Interest free Annual Season Ticket Loan
– Four Weeks Paternity Leave

Homeless Support Worker

The Gateshead Housing Company is a non-profit organisation responsible for the day-to-day management of nearly 20,000 homes.

We aim to provide excellent and efficient services to create homes and neighbourhoods that meet the aspirations of the people of Gateshead.

We employ over 700 people and involve our customers in making our services better.

Housing Surveyor

An opportunity has arisen for a Housing Surveyor.

The post holder will be accountable to the Home Improvement Agency Team Leader and will contribute to the effective operation and ongoing development of the House Improvement Agency Service.

Working in the Home Improvement Agency you will be required to carry out full property inspections to establish housing conditions and to assess the best practical and reasonable solution. You will possess a sound knowledge of construction techniques and be experienced in identifying and remedying building defects, preparing detailed schedule of works as well as supervising works through to completion. Interpreting the Decent Homes standard and requirements of Occupational Therapists will also be necessary. A team player, you must have good PC skills, be self-motivated, a good communicator and have a practical approach to problem solving.

Arts Development Officer

Wychavon District Council is a great place to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working with us. Located in South Worcestershire the district boasts a beautiful natural environment, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. Wychavon district is also ranked as second best rural place to live in the UK.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation who spends time and energy on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Housing Procurement Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Housing Procurement Service on a project to help prevent homelessness for one year.

If you have bundles of enthusiasm with excellent negotiation skills and enjoy going that extra mile then this could be the job for you.

The person that we are looking for will have experience of sourcing properties that meet HHSRS standards in the private sector.  The person will also have experience of meeting demanding targets in a challenging environment and will be able to offer short term resettlement support for those setting up in new homes.

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