Health and Housing Officer

£31,099 - £34,723
Town/City City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR
Payment type Per annum
Region South West
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference VAC00808
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer Bristol City Council

Other benefits

Vacancy details

Department: Growth and Regeneration
Job Title: Health and Housing Officer
BG10: £31,099 - £34,723
Full Time, Permanent
Based at: City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR
Ref: VAC00808

Interested in a career change? We have an opportunity that offers flexible working hours, with no weekends, shift work or nights.

What will I be doing?

You will use your health experience and skills to join a small friendly team responsible for assessing the health and housing needs of applicants seeking social housing in Bristol, either due to Homelessness or via our Home Choice Bristol service.

Social Housing is in high demand and in limited supply. This is a diverse and challenging role with competing demands, and requires good understanding of Health, Social Care and Housing services and legislation. You’ll be tasked with finding housing solutions for those with the highest health, mobility and complex support needs. You’ll require strong analytical skills and the ability to identify those in the greatest need, working in partnership with both internal and external teams and services to seek creative solutions.  

The work is largely office-based health and housing assessments with some home visiting. It includes follow up and liaison with other health professionals, services and agencies in both determining housing need, priority, and other solutions to complex cases.

What do I need to have?

You should have a recognised health qualification (e.g. Registered nurse, Occupational Therapist) or equivalent relevant experience and experience in a range of settings. You’ll be accessing information electronically and therefore it’s essential that you’re IT literate.

Although largely office based and with home working, you should also have the ability and willingness to travel to any location within the city boundary (Pool Cars available) if required.

For further information please view the attached Job Description, Person Specification and ‘Day in the Life’ documents.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our roles hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice - mixing both home and office working.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How to apply

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application. 

Please note that this role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

For informal enquiries please contact Paul Sylvester – or Julie Matthews -  
At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit

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