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Job Ad – London


Cardinal Hume Centre

Housing Advisor
Full time 35 hours (part time hours considered)
We are looking for an experienced Housing Advisor with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who is passionate about enabling people to overcome homelessness and poverty. You will have gained a minimum of two years’ experience of housing advice and casework through paid or other voluntary experience. A legal qualification would be an advantage.

You will be part of a friendly and supportive team of experienced housing advisors and welfare rights specialists. You will use your in-depth knowledge and experience of providing specialist housing advice to provide a structured information, advice and casework service to clients of the centre in housing law, housing options and aspects of welfare benefits that relate to housing and homelessness. You will manage your own caseload and provide advice, support and training to staff who are not specialists in this area to enable them to assist clients with less complex enquiries.

You will be able to draw on the support offered by colleagues from the Centre’s other teams (Assessment and Advice, Immigration, Employment and Learning, Family Services and Supported Accommodation) to ensure that your clients have access to the help need not only to deal with their immediate housing problem, but also to tackle any underlying issues and to build resilience against similar issues arising again.

Please refer to the job description on our website (Jobs | Cardinal Hume Centre) for further information. In your cv and cover letter, please outline how you meet the requirements of the role and why you would like to work for us. You must account for any gaps in your employment history.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We require job applicants, staff and volunteers to complete a criminal records self-declaration and undertake a DBS check. This role requires an enhanced DBS check. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. We are unable to sponsor visas.

24 days’ annual leave (pro rata for part time staff), rising to 26 days (pro rata for part time staff) after one year’s service and 28 days (pro rata for part time staff) after two years’ service
Pension: a stakeholder pension scheme and we will match employee contributions up to a maximum of 6%.
Life assurance cover (after probation passed)
Season ticket loan
Training and development opportunities

How to apply
Send your cv and cover letter to
Closing date for applications: Thursday 20 June, 10am
Interviews: 28 June

If you’ve not heard from us three weeks after the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.


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