Senior Housing Practitioner

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Senior Housing Practitioner
Bournemouth, Dorset
Contract / Temporary

Bournemouth 5246641

Posted: 21st March 2024 09:02
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.18 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Bournemouth, Dorset,

    BH2 6DY

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Senior Housing Practitioner

Job Ref: Bournemouth 5246641

Pay Rate: £12.18 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 6 months

City: Bournemouth, Dorset

Enhanced DBS disclosure required for this role.

Hybrid working available for the right candidate

The purpose of the role is to provide comprehensive technical advice and support for complex cases with multiple needs, particularly where these require a multi agency partnership approach

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess, analyse and mitigate risk in service delivery (including lone working, decision making) and develop solutions in partnership with several stakeholders for a range of varied problems / housing issues
  • Provide specialist knowledge, expertise and advice to the Housing Options Team on a wide range of housing practices, processes and procedures.
  • Ensure officer practices and their approach are compliant with policy and procedure in terms of quality assurance through regular case review.
  • Develop, review and update individual housing pathways and support effective delivery of processes with a range of council and non- council agencies.
  • Act as senior practitioner to provide support to the team of Housing Options Advisors and Assistants with, and in making complex decisions and using professional judgement under the provisions of Housing Act 1996 and the Homelessness Act 2002 and advise on a range of matters concerning related legislation such as landlord and tenant, family, welfare benefits, childcare and persons from abroad.
  • Work in a multi-agency setting, building effective relationships and developing interventions with a range of partners on complex and often contentious casework situations who are challenging to engage with, in the pursuit of prevention of homelessness.
  • Be the lead practitioner and representative for the service on domestic abuse, high risk offenders and those found to be intentionally homeless (i.e. representing the service at MARAC, MAPPA and safeguarding case conferences).
  • Act as lead practitioner for the service for all verified rough sleepers including assisting with the coordination of MRSSAG (Multi-Agency Rough Sleeper Advisory Group).
  • Be lead officer for case management and maintenance of effective working relationships for those discharged from hospitals with complex housing issues.


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Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.



  1. Educated to Degree level or equivalent.
  2. CIH level 4 (or equivalent) or ability to achieve qualification.


Skills & Experience

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Significant experience in housing services including experience of giving advice to the public on complex and contentious housing matters.
  3. Substantial experience of delivering customer focused services in a multi-agency setting.
  4. Experience of acting in a Lead Practitioner role.
  5. Proven experience of successfully providing a high performing service that demonstrate effective employee behaviours.
  6. Knowledge of Housing/Homelessness legislation.
  7. Housing related family/tenancy legislation and case law.
  8. Application of homelessness prevention practices & comprehensive housing options advice.
  9. Child, Adult Safeguarding, sexual violence, exploitation and trafficking responsibilities.
  10. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
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Senior Housing Practitioner
Client Category: Local Authority

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