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Whole Housing Officer

Suffolk County Council
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30 June 2021 11:30 PM
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  • £32,910 pro rata for part time
  • 37 hours per week
  • Fixed Term/Secondment (24 months)

Supporting Statement

As part of your application, you must attach a Supporting Statement which outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for the vacancy.
Please ensure you use our Supporting Statement template and your statement is no more than 2 sides of A4 in Arial font size 11. Without this, your application will not be progressed. For more information, check out the How to Apply section of our Career Site.

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Suffolk County Council (SCC) Community Safety Team as a Whole Housing Officer, working from Ipswich.

Your role

For people experiencing domestic abuse, the home is often the most dangerous place. On average two women are killed per week by their partner or ex-partner in England and Wales and 75% are killed in their own home.

Housing is a key part in our response to domestic abuse in Suffolk. In light of the new Domestic Abuse Bill and the statutory duty placed on local authorities to provide safe accommodation for victims of domestic abuse and their children we are seeking a well organised, passionate and experienced housing specialist to drive forward the following areas:

  • improve the housing sector's response to domestic abuse with consistent policy, processes, procedures and reciprocal arrangements in place
  • encourage housing organisations to take a proactive approach to supporting survivors of domestic abuse. Understanding the dynamics of abuse and the specialist support available in Suffolk
  • to develop the awareness, confidence and skills of front-line staff in order to reduce risk and increase safety for victims of domestic abuse who may not already be engaged with services
  • to improve outcomes for victims and their families.

Travelling requirements for your role

Infrequent Travel - This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions, there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you and agreed by the authority.

To apply and for more information, please follow this link and take note of the application instructions.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Richard Baldwin on 01473 263732.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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