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Advice Worker (Enhanced Through the Gate)
 
Title: Advice Worker (Enhanced Through the Gate)
Category: Legal
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £20,001.00 - £25,000.00
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Description:
Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2020

At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association our clients are at the heart of what we do. We provide a bed and support to more than 2,700 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and work to end homelessness and rebuild lives.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advice Worker, experienced in providing accommodation, finance, benefits and debt advice to offenders, to join our Offender Services team in Hertfordshire. In this peripatetic role, you will support the prison based team in HMP The Mount assisting prisoners prior to their release to gain suitable accommodation. You will also support offenders in Hertfordshire community offering to gain suitable accommodation, advice on tenancy sustainment and provide support to prevent evictions and other housing related matters. In addition to accommodation support you will also assist with benefit, finance and debt issues.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team we are look for an excellent communicator who is able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with external agencies in order to provide the highest levels of support to our client-group. You will have experience of providing housing related advice and an in depth knowledge of the issues facing individuals with a history of offending and wider support needs.

In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.

If you believe that you have what we are looking for, and have an interest in working for a charity which makes a real difference to the lives of people who are homeless, we encourage you to apply.

Please ensure that you read the comprehensive job description and person specification for the role. When applying please address the person specification, clearly setting out how you meet the requirements for the role.

To view job descriptions on our vacancies page, please click on the document available tab above the relevant job advert.

Closing Date: 10.00am, 12th March 2019

Interview and Assessments: 26th & 27th March 2019

It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check, will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.
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