We’re Recruiting!

Do you want to make a difference to homelessness in Bristol, do you have experience of Housing Advice? If so, why not join CHAS!

About CHAS:

CHAS is a local housing and homelessness charity, based within the community. We provide advice, advocacy and support to anyone in housing need, with a focus on the most marginalised.

Role Summary:

You will provide specialised housing advice and advocacy on a range of issues including landlord and tenant disputes, housing related benefits and rehousing. As well as providing legal advice, you will offer the support and encouragement needed to motivate and empower clients to resolve their own housing issues.

This role will have a particular focus on delivering a newly funded partnership project to promote better energy performance ratings in private sector tenancies. During this 12 month pilot the post holder will work closely with project partners to increase the knowledge of tenants’ rights and responsibilities through information sessions and casework.

Context:

CHAS is going through a period of sustainable growth to meet the increasing need for homelessness and housing advice in Bristol. This is a new role within CHAS, funded in part by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This partnership project will be delivered by CHAS, Shelter, Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and Bristol City Council (BCC)

Personal Outlook:

The post-holder is required to be self-motivated with strong communication and organisation skills, able to work as part of a team and manage their own workload.

We’re keen to have a staff team which is representative of the community we serve and also welcome applications from people with life experience of housing and homelessness issues to help us to shape and develop our service.

What’s in it for you?

  • The opportunity to make a big difference in a small organisation
  • Flexible working (after a period of settling in)
  • Competitive pay
  • Access to the Bike to Work scheme
  • Employer pension
  • 25 days leave + Bank Holidays (Pro Rata)A
  • A central location with free parking!

Here are full details:

Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

Please complete an Application Form and send it to: admin@chasbristol.co.uk.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 7th January and interviews will take place 14th- 16th January.

If you have any queries about the role, email Charlotte Eddisford at
admin@chasbristol.co.uk, or call 0117 9351260.