Accommodation Adviser  – St Giles Trust

Full Time

Job Summary

Are you a highly organised, proactive and compassionate individual with a proven record of working with services and clients within the criminal justice sector, accommodation and advice/support services? Are you looking for an exciting new career opportunity?

If so, join St Giles as an Accommodation Adviser where you will provide tailored accommodation support to men in custody and under probation supervision in the community, with the aim of supporting them to overcome barriers to obtaining secure and stable accommodation so that they can successfully reintegrate into society.

About St Giles

An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.

About this key role

As our Accommodation Adviser, you will complete an Initial Needs Assessment (INA) with each service user using a strength-based approached within agreed contractual timeframes, before assessing need and risk, alert to changes that could indicate change in risk or serious harm, including personal safety and safeguarding.

You will contribute to the design and delivery of an effective and solution-focused accommodation plan and advise and support service users to achieve successful outcomes utilising your specialist housing knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of accommodation and local service provision. You will also be expected to maintain and build new relationships with social and private housing providers and within the criminal justice sector, voluntary and statutory agencies. Monitoring progress and recording on digital systems is also a key duty.

What we are looking for:

Relevant housing qualification or extensive experience
Strong experience of working as a key part of a high-performing team
Experience of using digital technology and of providing evidence for external audit purposes
Knowledge of the main issues affecting homelessness and rehabilitation of offenders
A sound understanding of how staff with lived experience can provide additional value
Outstanding interpersonal, relationship-building and communication skills, both verbal and written
A collaborative, flexible and professional approach to your work

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervision, season ticket loan and much more.

For further information, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button or email HR@stgilestrust.org.uk.

Closing date: 11pm, Sunday 4th June 2023. Interviews: Tuesday 13th June 2023.

St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.

£23,000.00 to £28,000.00 per year


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