Ayr Housing Aid Centre
Ayr Housing Aid Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC049609

After attending a Shelter Seminar around 1986 a group of local interested lay persons came together to form Ayr Housing Aid Centre in 1987. This was supported by Shelter and the local authority. We have grown from strength to strength since then and continue to develop and grow to meet local demand and help those in housing need. We are a registered charity helping South Ayrshire residents with housing issues. We provide free and independent Services. A major part of the Centre’s work is to provide advice, information, advocacy, representation along with Engagement Services to prevent homelessness and help those going into their First Home or waiting to be housed by the Council. Primarily the Centre operates in South Ayrshire. We will always try and actively signpost those out with South Ayrshire to a local service where they live or a National Service such as Shelter or Citizens Advice Scotland. Our Prison Housing Advice Service covers East and South Ayrshire.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Advocacy & Tribunal Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,380
  • Ayr
  • Closing 7th May 2021

Come and join our Advice Team! We are a registered Charity established in 1986 who are fully accredited to provide type III free, independent Housing Information, Advice, Advocacy and Engagement Services. The Centre continues to provide a remote service throughout COVID-19 by staff working from home with full support. All staff will return to the Office when it is deemed safe to do so.

Applicants should have a background knowledge and interest in:-

  • Housing (mainly focusing on the private rented sector)
  • Homeless Prevention
  • Benefits and Income Maximisation
  • Tribunal Procedures

The successful candidate will provide our free, confidential and impartial Housing Advice and Advocacy. You will focus on assisting vulnerable people/families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness or those with complex housing issues.

Part of this post will provide a homeless prevention service to those within the Private Rented Sector, including Tribunal Representation. This exciting collaboration is initially part funded via Nationwide Building Society for 2 years; thereafter we will seek additional funding to secure continuation.

Use of a car and driving licence is essential.