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Housing Personal Advisor, Ref: 50066532

Leaving Care Team, County Hall, Newport / Home based

Grade 8, £24,319 to £27,041 per annum (pro rata)

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50066532

Closing Date: 18/06/2021

Hours: 37 hours per week for 6 months or 27 hours per week for 8 months

Contract: Fixed Term


Through the Isle of Wight Council's partnering arrangement with Hampshire County Council and in our joint efforts and investment to improve performance and outcomes for children, we are recruiting for a  specialist housing personal adviser to join the Leaving Care Team as part of our plan to eradicate rough sleeping.


To be a Personal Advisor to all 16 to 18-year-old children and young people in care / care leavers and key worker for those care leavers aged 18 years old and above. To be an active member of the Leaving Care Team having high aspirations for young people. As a Personal Advisor you will be involved in planning, delivering and evaluating a range of activities, opportunities and services to young people including:


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Karen Cheeseman, on Team Manager 01983 823434.


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.  The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.


Please note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July 2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.


The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.