Adviser to the Homeless Equality, Housing and Communities Department Newcastle upon Tyne (2023)


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£ 49.697

Positions can be offered as a secondment at current salary or as a temporary arrangement within the salary ranges £48,197 to £57,362 (Domestic) and £53,132 to £62,477 (London), depending on location and experience. The General Conditions of Transfer and Promotion apply to existing employees

professional title

class 7

type of contract

fixed term


service time

two years

Business area

Homelessness and sleep disorders

function type


standard job

Flexible work, full-time, work-sharing, part-time

Number of jobs available




about work


things you need to know

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Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Hastings, Hemel Hempstead, Leeds, Londres, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Sheffield, Warrington, Wolverhampton

about work

job overview

The mission of the Department of Housing and Communities Equalization is to create great places to live and work and to empower local people to shape what happens in their communities.

The government promises to abolish or is forced to fully apply the Lei de Redução dos Sem-teto during the mandate of this Parliament. This is an exciting time to join a high caliber team and presents a tremendous opportunity for outstanding people to collaborate across industries and help impact the way homeless service is delivered and truly transform the lives of thousands. of people

The Homelessness Reduction Act came into force in April 2018 and significantly reforms homelessness laws in England, requiring local authorities to intervene sooner to prevent homelessness in their areas. An initial review of the law's implementation, conducted in 2019-20, found that local authorities and partners have achieved much to improve prevention services for homelessness, but there is still work to be done.

The Homeless Advice and Support Team (HAST) provides advice and guidance to local areas implementing the HRA and the team continues to work closely with local authorities to fulfill new responsibilities and improve services and benefits for the homeless. HAST counselors also work with Rough Sleeping Initiative staff to help local areas reduce restless sleep and work with local areas in the Rough Sleeping Program to increase the provision of safe and appropriate accommodations for people coming out of sleep in the Street.

We are now looking for a new consultant to join the HAST team. The position is offered as an option for assignment (with current salary) or a fixed-term contract. We are looking for a consultant capable of working with local authorities in the north of the country or in London.

job description

Functions include:

  • Visit and work with local authorities across England, providing advice, support and challenges relevant to local context and issues.
  • Support work to incorporate the Homelessness Reduction Act, including helping local authorities build a preventative culture of problem solving and providing outcomes for single homeless people.
  • Work with local authorities to meet the government's goal of ending street sleep, including supporting bids for the Rough Sleepers Program and other DLUHC funding, and demanding that authorities be responsible for delivery.
  • Support local authorities in developing their homelessness strategies and governance and to work effectively with partners to prevent homelessness.
  • Provide specific challenges and support to help local areas improve practice and performance.
  • Support the development and sharing of effective practices.
  • Support the implementation of improved data collection and learn from experiences across the country to inform ongoing policy development.
  • Organization of presentations, workshops and events, dissemination of information and advice on good practices
  • Effectively record and share critical information to support program management and policy development

person specification

A homelessness leader and expert with knowledge of the factors that contribute to individuals and families becoming homeless and a proven track record of creating and delivering services that effectively prevent homelessness and support people at risk.

Extensive knowledge and understanding of legislation, policy and practice relating to homelessness in England.

Excellent knowledge and understanding of local government, key partners and stakeholders, their roles and interests, and the operational and policy context in which services are provided to people at risk of becoming homeless.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to motivate and inspire individuals and groups and support the development of partnerships around shared commitments to improve outcomes.

Strong oral and written presentation skills, including the ability to speak at conferences and events.

An excellent understanding of equality and diversity and related issues of disadvantage and discrimination, and the ability to provide advice and support to local authorities in providing excellent customer service throughout their community.

Essential experience:
Extensive senior leadership and strategic level experience, preferably within a local authority, including providing legal services to the homeless; and a history of working in partnership to achieve consistent, sustainable improvements in services and outcomes for the homeless.

Experience working in a political environment, providing advice and guidance to elected members/directors and senior leadership teams


We will evaluate you based on these behaviors during the selection process:

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change and improve

make effective decisions


communicate and influence

work together

Technical abilities

We will assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

Technical skills are based on the job description, key responsibilities, and criteria.


Learning and development tailored to your role

An environment with flexible work opportunities

A culture that promotes inclusion and diversity

A civil servant pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

things you need to know

Details of the selection process

This job uses success profiles and assesses your behavior, strengths, experience and technical skills.

we are here for everyone

At DLUHC, we value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage and accept applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in our workforce. We promote equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and a work environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and victimization.

We strongly recommend that candidates contact the job manager for more information about this position.

we are here for everyone

DLUHC wants to incorporate a diverse workforce at all levels.

Our application system is designed to remove as much bias from the hiring system as possible; this means that a hiring manager will not know your name and details, see your completed application immediately (or have your resume in the review phase, unless otherwise noted). ).

Your answers will be randomized and grouped. This means that each reviewer sees multiple responses to questions, for example, For example, responses from all applicants to "See the big picture" instead of viewing an applicant's entire application. The science behind this is that design can be subject to order and fatigue effects and we want to reduce that as much as possible.

Most of our campaigns use multiple reviewers, so different reviewers may see each of your responses.

When writing your application, remember:
The evaluator will not read your responses one by one.

Don't assume that the same reviewers have read all of your responses.

If you talk about something in your first answer, make sure you write the second answer as if you didn't write the first one (and so on!).

In the sieve we will evaluate

Experience (Governing Element): Demonstrate how you meet the core experience and personal specifications, which include extensive experience providing services to the homeless at a managerial and strategic level.

Technical: The Tenant Reform Bill proposes to eliminate no-fault evictions from the private rental sector. In his opinion, what are the main impacts of the legislation on local authorities that provide prevention services to the homeless?

See the big picture: what are the top three challenges you would advise local housing authorities to address in their work to prevent homelessness over the next two years?

Change and Improvement: Please provide an example of work you have led that has led to lasting improvements in homeless services and outcomes.

There is a limit of 250 words per question.

The interview will be mixed in nature and will consist of behavioral, experiential, technical and strengths-based questions as detailed in the advertisement. Strengths-based questions require natural responses from candidates. You will be asked to prepare and deliver an interview presentation that will test technique as well as communication and influence. More details will be provided in the interview invitation.

The campaign will fully test the following elements of the success profile:

Conduct:See, change and improve the big picture, make effective decisions, lead, communicate and influence, collaborate.




We do not accept direct CV requests to our recruitment mailbox; you must apply for this position through government jobs application link

Please note that candidates who do not meet the payment criteria for this campaign may receive near misses on the lowest grade.

Classe salarial 7

Positions can be offered as a secondment at current salary or as a temporary arrangement within the salary ranges £48,197 to £57,362 (Domestic) and £53,132 to £62,477 (London), depending on location and experience.

Standard non-negotiable qualification and promotion policies apply to existing government employees.

Public service transfers from October 4, 2018:

If you change from another employer to DLUHC, you are no longer entitled to care vouchers. This includes exchanges between government agencies. However, you may be eligible for other government programs, including tax-free child care. Determine your eligibility at

For more information on DLUHC employee benefits, please see the attached candidate packet.







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Depending on the needs of the business, there may be opportunities for candidates to work flexibly. This will be discussed on a case-by-case basis with the vacancies manager if you are successful for the position.

The show is set for the W/C on January 23, 2023, with interview dates to be confirmed. Currently, all interviews are conducted remotely via video calls.

In the event that we identify more recruitable candidates than positions currently available, we will keep candidate data on a reserve list for a period of 6 months, after which new hires can be made. This may include functions at a lower grade. Candidates on the reserve list will be notified. Due to the time the CTC exams can take, our HR Shared Services team will contact candidates on the reserve list for positions in London to start the CTC exams. Applicants who do not wish to remain on the reserve list should contact to be removed from the reserve list.

CTC (Anti-Terrorist Clearance):
Important note

Successful candidates for positions in our 2 Marsham Street building must meet security requirements before being appointed. The required security level is an anti-terrorist check and the process can take up to 8 weeks.

Please note that successful applicants must pass CTC security checks; this requires you to have resided in the UK for the last 3 years. For more information on Counter Terrorism Clearance (CTC), see the DLUHC Security Clearance Notes section of our Candidate Packet. Thanks.

Applicants should also note that effective August 1, 2018, the department will also check all successful interview candidates against the Cabinet Office's Internal Fraud Database (IFD). In accordance with the internal public service fraud policy, DLUHC will deny employment to any candidate accepted into the IFD. More information about the internal fraud database can be found in the candidate packet.

Before starting your application, it is very important to make sure that you are eligible to apply and meet the civil service nationality requirements. All applicants are expected to read the information on nationality requirements and rules contained in the DLUHC applicant packet.

Candidate Package Information

See the attached Candidate Package for more information.

Internal fraud database

The Internal Fraud Unit of the Division of Fraud, Mistakes, Debts and Donations of the Cabinet processes information about employees who have been fired or would have been fired if they had not resigned due to internal fraud. The Cabinet Office receives details from participating government organizations about staff who have been sacked for insider fraud or who would have been sacked had they not resigned. In such cases, civil servants are prohibited from continuing to work in the public sector for 5 years. The Cabinet Office then processes this data and shares a limited set of data with DLUHC as participating government organizations. DLUHC conducts pre-employment checks to uncover instances where known scammers attempt to reapply for government jobs. This ensures compliance and prevents repeat internal fraud.

For more information, see Internal Fraud Log

Fixed Term Details

For external candidates: You will be offered a 2-year temporary position or a secondment with the possibility of a permanent position.

For Existing Employees: You will be offered a 2 year loan opportunity. Before applying for the position, you must obtain approval from your main department to accept a loan commitment if successful.

For DLUHC employees: Keep your existing contract.

Feedback is only given if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates are required to pass a lock and release security exam.

Selected candidates must meet security requirements before being nominated. The required security level is an anti-terrorism check.

See our Review Letter.

Persons working with government assets are required to complete standard personnel security core exams.

citizenship requirements

This work is generally open to the following groups:
UK citizens

Commonwealth citizens entitled to work in the UK

Citizens of the Republic of Ireland

EU, EEA or Swiss nationals with established or pre-established status or who apply for any of the status before the European Union Settlement Plan (EUSS) deadline

relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the public sector

Relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have established a permit to work in the public sector

certain family members of the EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals concerned

Learn more about citizenship requirements

Working for the public service

The Civil Servants Act sets out the standards of behavior expected of civil servants.

We hire on merit based on fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's hiring principles.

Public service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we operate a Disability Trust Scheme (DCS) for applicants with disabilities who meet minimum eligibility criteria.

The civil service also offers a reinstatement interview program for officers who are at risk of being dismissed and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised position.

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This position is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.

The Civil Service accepts applications from people who have recently been released from prison or who have an outstanding sentence. Read more about recruiting people out of prison.

Upon termination of this position, the job posting will no longer be available. You may want to keep a copy for your records.

Point of contact for candidates

Work contact:Name :
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Recruitment Team:E-mail :

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