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Job Title Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Officer - Fixed term until 31st March 2025
Job reference PHN95
Department Place Directorate
Grade SCP 19-22
Pay From: £29,777.00 To: £31,364.00 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 21 February 2024
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Job Description
We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as A Homelessness Early Intervention & Prevention Officer in Housing Services.

The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities have awarded the Liverpool City Region £2.1million as part of the Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer programme. This post is funded and co-ordinated by the Homelessness Strategy Team at the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as part of a city-region homelessness trailblazer programme.

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably motivated and skilled individual to join St Helens Borough Council and work as part of a small team to deliver a preventative response to homelessness. Prevention and early intervention are at the heart of our approach, and we seek to recruit an individual with a track record to demonstrate delivery in this sector.

St Helens Borough Council seeks to appoint an Early Intervention & Prevention Officer to support the delivery of its homelessness prevention approach for both families and single people in the borough. This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably motivated and skilled individual to work as part of a dedicated Housing Options Service.

The successful applicant will join a small but dedicated team to support customers to provide intervention to prevent homelessness, including working with a range of partner organisations in the borough.

Applicants with a strong track record of homelessness prevention the ability to work collaboratively are invited to apply/ The successful candidate will demonstrate drive and commitment to ending and preventing homelessness, alongside the ability to manage a caseload of clients. A willingness to learn, adapt and lead change will also be required. Knowledge of relevant legislation and support services would also be beneficial in this role.

If you have the skills, drive and dedication to work within a challenging but rewarding role, we would invite you to consider this post.

Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.

You are welcome to contact us for an informal discussion, by contacting Kevin Cairns, Homelessness Initiatives Programme Officer on (01744)676962 or 07523943647

Thank you for your interest in working for us.

If you are experiencing issues with applying online, you can contact a member of the team at and a form will be sent to you to complete.

Equality & Diversity

St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here

St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that the Council guarantees an interview to disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the job, as detailed on the Person Specification, and will, for qualifying disabled candidates, make reasonable adjustments within the interview/selection process.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.

All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.
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Person Specification- Homelessness Early Intervention & Prevention Officer.pdf
Application Form - Non Disclosure.pdf
Applicant letter.pdf
Job Description- Homelessness Early Intervention & Prevention Officer.pdf
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