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Private Rented Sector (PRS) Housing Adviser

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £24,500
  • Airdrie
  • Closing 26th October 2021

  • Advertised from 12th October 2021


Main Purpose: To provide a Housing Advice Service to those involved within the Private Rented Sector (PRS)

Responsible to: Deputy CEO

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Contract: Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2023

Salary: £22,000-£24,500 FTE (experience dependant)

Post Funded by: Safe Deposit Scotland

About the job

To provide a Housing Advice Service to those involved within the Private Rented Sector (PRS). This will include ongoing casework (including knowledge of welfare and debt) negotiation, assistance and representation at the 1st Tier tribunal. Working closely with North Lanarkshire Community Legal Services (NLCLS) and North Lanarkshire Housing Advice Network based within Coatbridge CAB.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide advice, assistance, negotiation and representation.
  • Advise and assist with housing issues up to and including type III of the Scottish National Standards.
  • Maintain detailed case records of all advice work undertaken.
  • Work with and on behalf of clients to process conclusion.
  • Ensure that all duties are carried out within the Aims and Principles of the Citizens Advice Bureau Service.
  • Make appropriate referrals to ensure clients receive the best service.
  • Produce a detailed work plan which fits in with the key objectives of the project.
  • Carry a caseload covering the full range of PRS housing advice to tenants and landlords.
  • Prepare and present cases to the appropriate statutory bodies and/or 1st tier tribunal.
  • Liaise and assist with the training of staff and volunteer advisers in relation to PRS housing.
  • Build on existing relationships with external agencies/other bureaux and form new working relationships.
  • Negotiate where appropriate on behalf of a client/landlord for a positive outcome.
  • Adopt a holistic approach, identifying other related problems. Develop a robust referral system both internally and externally.
  • Ensure that all work conforms to the bureau's systems, procedures, Citizens Advice Quality standard and National Standards Level II/III.
  • Maintain accurate case records for the purpose of continuity of casework, information retrieval, statistical monitoring and report preparation.
  • Maintain a library of reference material and case law.
  • Carry out any other tasks that may be within the scope of the post to ensure the effective delivery and development of the service and the organisation.
  • At all times be a Demonstrate commitment to the aims and policies of the CAB service.
  • Abide by health and safety guidelines and share responsibility for own safety and that of colleagues.

Employee benefits

Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau offers excellent terms and conditions and is an inclusive employer considering flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please contact us for more information.

Application notes

Please return completed Application form and Self Declaration form for Disclosure by email to Susie Paterson or by post marked ‘Confidential’ to Susie Paterson, Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau, 61a Stirling Street, Airdrie, ML6 0AS

Closing Date for applications: 5pm 26th October 2021

Date of interviews for successful applicants: w/c 1st November 2021

Please note that this post is subject to a satisfactory Basic Disclosure check

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About the employer

Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau is committed to equal opportunities both in service provision and employment.

Charity number: SC0 12238