- Job title: Armed Forces Community Outreach Worker
- Managed by: Senior Armed Forces Outreach Worker
- Service area: Housing Services
- Job ref: TGHC472
- Grade: Grade E £18,070 – £20,138 per annum.
- Posts: 1 x Full time (37 hours per week) in Northumberland – temporary for two years.
- Car user status: Casual
- Applicable to: External vacancy
- Closing date: Midnight on Friday, 24 November 2017.
The Gateshead Housing Company is a non-profit organisation responsible for the day-to-day management of nearly 20,000 homes.
We aim to provide excellent and efficient services to create homes and neighbourhoods that meet the aspirations of the people of Gateshead.
We employ over 700 people and involve our customers in making our services better.
Have you previously served in the Armed Forces or have experience of working with the Armed Forces and want to work in Northumberland to make a difference to the lives of veterans, serving reservists and their families? If so The Gateshead Housing Company in partnership with Gateshead Council and Northumberland County Council are interested in hearing from you.
This opportunity has arisen in the Armed Forces Community Outreach Team for the role of Armed Forces Community Outreach Worker. You will be employed by the Gateshead Housing Company as the lead organisation but will be based in Blyth in Northumberland.
Working with those leaving the forces, veterans, serving reservists and their families you will provide initial advice and signposting around housing, welfare benefits, employment, health and any other matters that may arise.
It is essential for you to demonstrate that you have knowledge of current issues facing veterans and the Armed Forces Community as well as knowledge of the re-settlement process in order to apply for this post.
Excellent networking and effective communication skills are also essential for this post as you will be working closely with the Council’s partners and external agencies. Furthermore it is vital that you can demonstrate that you have excellent organisational and time management skills.
You will demonstrate that you have the ability to empathise and help others and can demonstrate competence to work on your own initiative. You must have IT skills, experience of maintaining accurate records and have a full driving license.
It is desirable that you have knowledge of current welfare benefits, safeguarding policies and procedures, and housing and or social care.
For an informal discussion about the role please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0191 433 2612.
You should consider the job profile when applying, giving examples of how you meet the criteria.
What to do next?
- Read the job profile of this role.
- Complete our online application and confidential forms or download printable application and confidential forms. You must complete both forms for your application to be considered.
- Assessments will be by application, ability tests and interview for this vacancy.
Applications are to be returned by email or post no later than midnight on Friday, 24 November 2017, to:
Human Resources Team
The Gateshead Housing Company
The Gateshead Housing Company does not accept CVs.
If you need any further advice email the Human Resources Team or call 0191 433 5333.
Why you will love working for us
We know that we can’t achieve our vision without the right team of people.
We expect our employees to work in partnership with colleagues, and to apply their skills effectively with commitment and enthusiasm. In return we do our best to make sure they are happy in their work by listening to their ideas and making them feel welcome.
Because we work in partnership with Gateshead Council, we can offer you all the benefits of working for a large organisation as well as the intimacy of working for a small, independent team.
You will be able to take advantage of:
- Our Local Government Pension Scheme
- Occupational health
- Appropriate training courses
- A work life balance policy
- Flexitime scheme
- Generous annual leave entitlement.
The Gateshead Housing Company is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates of any age, disability, marital status, race or sex.
The Gateshead Housing Company has achieved the Positive about Disabled People symbol and Investors In People (IIP).
Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email. You should check your spam folders as well as your inbox.
IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED WITHIN 4 WEEKS OF THE CLOSING DATE, YOU SHOULD ASSUME YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL