Flexible Housing Support Worker (138203)
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Department of Place

Housing Access, Strategy & Homelessness


Local Authority Flexible Housing Support Worker

Band 8: £23,111 - £25,463 pa (Pro rata for Part Time Posts)

37 hours per week

Temporary for two years

Based at Based within Britannia House, Hall Ings Bradford BD1


The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.


The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.



We are looking to recruit two people to work in the community with vulnerable people who are homeless and in temporary accommodation, or who require additional support to be able to move into privately rented accommodation via the Council’s Private Sector Lettings team, and sustain the tenancy afterwards..


The postholders will provide individual support, and will co-ordinate a multi-agency approach around the individual or family to reduce the impact of homelessness, reduce the length of time that vulnerable people are in short term accommodation, and reduce the risk of repeated episodes of homelessness.


Applicants for the role will need to:


  • have practical knowledge of the processes relating to homeless services, supported housing and/or social housing.
  • understand the issues affecting vulnerable people who have experienced homelessness and the pathways to reduce risk of further periods of homelessness.
  • be familiar with support organisations working with vulnerable people at risk of homelessness, and demonstrates the ability to work effectively with partner organisations in a multi-agency approach.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of engaging with accommodation providers to create opportunities for housing for hard to place clients who are at risk of homelessness.


For further information regarding this post please contact Helen Clipsom on 01274 437464 or email helen.clipsom@bradford.gov.uk

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.


Closing Date:  23rd July 2018


Please find the Job Profile attached:  Flexible Housing Support Worker JP.docx