Prevention Officer

Prevention Officer


  • Location: Cirencester
  • Salary: Up to £23,048 per annum
  • Hours: 37
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 31 January 2022
  • Interview Date: 07 February 2022

About the role…

We are currently looking to recruit a Prevention officer to provide comprehensive homelessness prevention advice to customers with a range of housing related issues on behalf of Publica.  The Prevention Officer will work with applicants to find solutions to their housing difficulties and thereby prevent homelessness occurring.

The role will include implementing the provisions of the Councils Choice Based Lettings scheme and the Homelessness Reduction Act by working closely with the customer and a range of partner agencies to prevent homelessness occurring.

This is a replacement role covering the Cotswolds, famous for quintessentially English market towns and villages built from honey-coloured stone. With a range of gently rolling hills and the largest area of outstanding natural beauty in England making it a perfect base for walking and cycling, you will have this right on your doorstep.  With our agile working ethos: you will be spoilt for choice.

You will need…

  • GCSE English and Maths C/ Level 4 or above
  • Experience of working in office based environment as part of a team for a minimum of 2 years
  • Experience of working with clients with complex needs in a support role or setting
  • Ability to remain calm and confident when dealing with challenging customers and environments.
  • Ability to resolve routine issues by negotiation 

For more information about this role please see the Job Description/Person Specification.

Special Conditions…

  • Ability to travel

Who are we…

Publica is a unique place to work – we’re a local government organisation with a twist! Publica wants to transform the way local services are delivered. To help do this we have started to fundamentally rethink the way we design our services in the digital era so that Publica is a customer focused organisation driven by real user needs.

What can we do for you…

  • agile working allowing a mix of home and office working
  • flexible working arrangements (depending on the role)
  • 26 days paid annual leave (pro rata if you are working part time) plus bank holidays and an extra two volunteering days off a year for you to support a charity of your choice
  • health cash plan giving you cash back on health, dental and eye care
  • pension scheme with a good employer contribution of 5% of your earnings
  • Employee Assistance Programme 24/7, providing positive, preventative and supportive advice and counselling to deal with everyday events and issues
  • cycle to work scheme
  • salary sacrifice car lease scheme with huge tax and NI savings to be made on electric cars
  • access to digital financial advice (covering your pension scheme, mortgages and other finances)
  • generous sickness cover above statutory entitlements
  • additional income protection, covering 50% of your salary for potentially a further five years if you are unable to work due to sickness or injury
  • life assurance, currently four times your annual salary

Terms and conditions apply

These are just a handful of the benefits that you can enjoy when you join us!

Closing date: Monday 31st January 2022 @ midnight

Interview date:  w/c 7th February 2022 via video conference

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above by clicking on the ‘Apply for this Position’ icon within this page. Alternatively, please email us at join-us@publicagroup.uk or contact the recruitment team on 01285 623319.

Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.

Accredited of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies - Please state this within your covering statement or in a separate email.

Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references;  proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.


Do you consider that you have a disability?

Publica has signed up to 'Disability Confident' commit to encourage applications by offering an interview to those who declare they have a disability, if the person meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined on the person specification.

Please indicate on your covering letter if this applies to you.


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