Safeguarding Support Officer

Luton, null, gb
Company: Luton Council
Category: Community and Social Service Occupations
Published on 2021-07-27 06:06:26

About the job

Salary: £20,903 - £23,080 a year
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Fixed Term for Six Months

 Our department are looking for someone who can deliver an efficient and effective comprehensive and professional housing solutions and homelessness service through satellite housing related advice and assistance, prevention measures, case investigation, case assessment and case decisions and rehousing arrangements; predominantly towards people sleeping rough or in emergency accommodation under the provisions of the Homeless Reduction Act 2017, Housing Act 1996 part VII and related legislation.

About you

Our ideal candidate will need to be experienced with taking minutes at complex, fast paced meetings, demonstrable administration experience and demonstrable experience of planning and organising multi-agency meetings. You also need to be able to work as part of a team and to organise and prioritise own workload to work within and meet conflicting deadlines and targets.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop on your already existing skills by having to deal politely and tactfully with a wide range of people, of all levels including professionals (internal and external) and families.

We do ask that you have demonstrable ability to maintain manual and computer based records and spreadsheets, able to respect and maintain confidentiality and also have awareness of equality issues in relation to children and families.

Your ability to use Microsoft Office Applications – particularly Word and Excel will need to be strong and we do ask that you have a relevant administrative qualification or equivalent experience. You will need to also be able to travel throughout the Borough to attend meetings on an occasional basis (up to 6 per year).

Benefits

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy up to 20 days
- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- local government pension with generous employer contribution of 17.3%
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020). A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.

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