Job Vacancy: Officer for Temporary Accommodation

37 hours per week, permanent post

Salary: £18,870 - £23,111 per annum


The Environmental Health and Housing Service is seeking an enthusiastic person to join our busy team, based in our offices in Brynsworthy Environment Centre, Roundswell, Barnstaple.

You will need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, have an ability to work flexibly to changing demands and operate in a coordinated manner with other team members to ensure successful outcomes. Finding the right people is critical to our future success. If you think you have the right skills, capability and attitude to help us on this exciting journey we want to hear from you.

This post will:

  • Support the provision of temporary accommodation for customers may otherwise be homeless
  • Arrange occupancy agreements for customers
  • Liaise with accommodation providers over vacancies, repairs and contracts
  • Carry out property inspections

You should be able to demonstrate:

  • Good general or technical education beyond GCSE level
  • Experience of providing a front line customer service
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and experience of dealing with members of the public
  • Computer literate and proficient in MS office applications
  • Good team worker/supportive
  • Experience of property, tenancy and contract  management
  • An experienced decision maker


Closing Date: 2 November 2018 (noon)

Interview Date:  15 November 2018

If you have not heard by the interview date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


In return we offer a supportive environment in an organisation accredited with IIP, flexible working hours and a career average salary pension scheme.

North Devon Council believes in valuing diversity and is committed to equal opportunities.


For an application pack, please call 01271 388353, quoting reference TAO or use the documents below: 

If you require a copy of the application form, or job description, in an alternative format, please contact us.


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