Housing Officer(Refugee Resettlement) (Temporary)

Favourite East Renfrewshire Council
Ref no: ERN01001
Closes: Sunday, 2nd April 2017
Published: Friday, 17th March 2017
Location: Overlee Lodge, Moray Drive
Salary: £23,742 - £27,538 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: East Renfrewshire Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Housing / Homeless


East Renfrewshire Council continues to accommodate families from abroad seeking refuge in the UK and the Housing Service wishes to appoint an officer to assist with this programme. We are looking for someone to play a key role in meeting the housing and resettlement needs of the families, providing them with practical assistance and housing support. The post holder will also work with other key services to ensure that the wider needs of the refugee families are met. Previous experience of working directly with refugees, asylum seekers or other vulnerable client groups in a housing context is required as well as of working in a multiagency environment. You must also have the ability to deal sensitively and confidently with people at all levels and have excellent communication skills. An ability to speak and write in Arabic would be an advantage.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  It is an offence therefore to apply if you are barred from working with children and protected adults. 

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