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Welfare, Debt & Employment Advisor

  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 7943
  • Published: Thu 16/06/2022, 13:00 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/06/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £32988 - £34809
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Edmonton Green Library
Job Details

Welfare, Debt & Employment Advisor

Full time, Fixed term contract until March 2025

Salary, SO2: £32,988 - £34,809

Ending homelessness in Enfield

We are transforming our homelessness service to improve homelessness prevention, reduce temporary accommodation and end street homelessness.

Our new Housing Advisory Service will deliver sustainable housing outcomes for Enfield residents through a range of new services, including data-driven early intervention, community outreach, specialist practice teams and a street homelessness service

Within the Housing Advisory Service, the Sustainable Housing Service will help people who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to move-on into suitable and sustainable housing. We are seeking proactive, outcome focused people to join our Street Homelessness Service. The Street Homelessness Service has been set the ambitious target to end rough sleeping in Enfield.

About the Street Homeless Accommodation Team

Our service supports residents living in 73 properties, across the borough of Enfield, to sustain their tenancies, access employment and housing related support, to move on into long term, suitable housing. Our service offers person-centred advice, support and guidance and works in partnership with community-based agencies across Enfield, to contribute to the Council’s goal of ending rough sleeping in Enfield.

Join us

We are looking for inspired, ambitious, proactive, and highly motivated individuals who want to make a positive difference to the lives of individuals at the sharp end of the housing crisis. For more see our Preventing Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2025.

If you share our vision, then come and join us. The ideal candidate will be ready for new challenge, with expert knowledge in enabling people with a history of street homelessness to find work, employment and training and address debt related issues. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative and inspiring service aimed at ending rough sleeping in Enfield.

This role offers a mix of office working at Edmonton Green Library, home working and working within the community.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working.

How to apply:

This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.

1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.

Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed



Closing and Interview Dates

Closing at 23:59 on the 29th June 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you have previously applied for this role within the past 12 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.



Additional Information

To apply, please click on the link below.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Claire Turner on 0208 132 1024 or claire.turner@enfield.gov.uk

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Alina Harris on 07890 044 274 or Malcom Dabbs on 0208 132 0794 for an informal discussion.

“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.


If you have previously applied for this role within the past 12 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.



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  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 7943
  • Published: Thu 16/06/2022, 13:00 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/06/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £32988 - £34809
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Edmonton Green Library

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