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Housing Advice Specialist Adviser

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,000 – £24,500
  • Inverness
  • Closing 8th October 2021


  • Advertised from 16th September 2021
  • Fixed Term – 2 years 1 post x 35 hours or 2 post(s) x 17.5 hours each

Role

In conjunction with Safe Deposits Scotland, Inverness Badenoch and Strathspey Citizens Advice Bureau are pleased to launch a new service that will provide comprehensive Housing advice and information to clients within the Private Rented Sector (PRS). The role will provide a one stop advice service covering income maximisation, fuel and energy, debt, housing rights up to and including representation at 1st Tier Tribunal and ongoing casework. The role focuses ultimately on the prevention of homelessness and on ensuring improved standards for the PRS including landlords and the promotion of good practice and support to the sector. The role will involve working closely with other specialist teams to carve out a dedicated PRS Advice Project. Promoting early access to advice and normalising the provision of money advice, fuel, household and energy advice as a service available to the sector. The role will also involve working closely with local stakeholders, setting up a landlord and tenant forum and alongside the Money Advice and Housing Services Manager the promotion of the new service as well as training sessions to landlords and to other stakeholders. The ability to produce reports, collate data and carry out presentations as well as a caseworkers role are vital to this position to ensure we meet our aims.

Application notes

The application form and job description can be downloaded below or for further details and information about the post, please contact Melissa.macdonald@invernesscab.org


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