This post is temporary to cover maternity leave for a period of six months initially or until the current post holder returns.
As a Rent Deposit & Lead Tenancy Assistant you assist with the development of the rent deposit and lead tenancy scheme to enable adequate provision of temporary accommodation to homeless households and to avoid the use of unsuitable accommodation ensuring that we achieve key performance indicators as set by the Scottish Government.
The post holder will also be responsible for managing the rent deposit guarantee scheme for the service and will promote housing options. The successful candidate will work with the Homelessness and Prevention Service and strive to deliver excellent customer care and work towards the continuous improvement of service delivery and performance.
You should have similar experience of working within a housing related environment and have an understanding of current issues and legislation.
Excellent IT skills are required as well as the ability to organise and prioritise workload in an effective way and to respond and adapt to changing priorities required in delivering a quality service. You should possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to liaise effectively with a variety of agencies.
You will be required to:
• Provide customer focussed advice on housing and homeless matters and signpost clients to other internal and external services in accordance with homelessness legislation and adhering to the Code of Guidance.
• Manage these lead tenancies ensuring that we adhere to the lease agreement and review the need for further lead tenancies in line with our temporary accommodation strategy.
• Contribute to achievement of the Homelessness Team objectives and standards by supporting of team work and flexibility, contributing to the overall success of the Council and ensuring that you contribute to the Single Outcome Agreement.
• Work towards the continuous improvement of service delivery and performance of the Homelessness Team.
• Support the performance of the Homelessness and Prevention team through a culture of team work and flexibility, contributing to the overall success of the Council.
• Work to continuously improve service delivery and performance of the Homelessness and Prevention team
The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria
Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.
Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate's first salary payment.
In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee's wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.
Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee's final salary.
The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.
The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:
• Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.
• Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with
screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.
• The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.
• We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.
• We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.
• We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)
• We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.
• We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.
Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk
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