Private Rented Sector (PRS) Housing Advice Specialist Adviser (Fixed Term - 2 years) 1 post x 35 hours or 2 post(s) x 17.5 hours each

Private Rented Sector (PRS) Housing Advice Specialist Adviser (Fixed Term - 2 years) 1 post x 35 hours or 2 post(s) x 17.5 hours each

Date Posted: 22nd September 2021

Closing date:

8th October 2021

Location:

Covering Inverness, Badenoch and Strathspey

Salary range:

£22,000-£24,500 FTE

More about the job:

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.

Inverness Badenoch & Strathspey 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.

 

Applications can be downloaded from the link below: https://www.cas.org.uk/vacancies/private-rented-sector-prs-housing-advice-specialist-adviser-full-or-part-time-inverness

How to apply:

For further details and information on how to apply, please contact melissa.macdonald@invernesscab.org