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Our ethos

The Bond Board has been operating since 1993. Our ethos is centred around developing innovative, solution-focused services for homeless households to create a positive difference to the lives of our service users. At the heart of what we do lies a commitment to reach out to the most excluded and disadvantaged people. We don’t give up on those who have given up on themselves or waiver in our belief that, with the right support, everyone has the ability to learn, grow and develop.

Our vision is to achieve a safe, accessible, just and sustainable private rented housing sector for people on low incomes.

I enjoy being trusted to manage my own workload, being involved in developing the service and the support and opportunities there are to develop my career.

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THE BENEFITS OF WORKING AT THE BOND BOARD

We offer:

  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays increasing on an annual basis after the second year of continuous service, rising to a maximum 32 days per annum plus bank holidays.
  • Flexible working hours and enhanced family friendly policies.
  • Free regular eye tests and flu jabs.
  • Significant opportunities for learning, training and development.
  • An opportunity to be part of a supportive, knowledgeable and welcoming team.
  • Investment in staff as assets to the organisation.
  • Involvement in shaping new creative ways of working.
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A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

What employees say about working at The Bond Board

‘I started at The Bond Board as a trainee and immediately felt at home. I was supported with training opportunities to advance my skills and knowledge and by some great staff. A few years later and I’m still here! I find my job really rewarding, especially when I can help someone to move towards their goals or make a fresh start after being homeless’. Bond Board Employee.

We are extremely proud of our friendly and supportive team, who live our values and who are committed to making a difference every day. We pride ourselves in being an innovative organisation, where every team member is valued; has the ability to influence the development of our services and is given learning and development opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.

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We pride ourselves on having a very committed and dedicated workforce; two-thirds of our employees have been with us for more than 5 years.

vacancies

Welcome to our vacancies section, we are delighted you are looking to join The Bond Board. All our vacancies are advertised below, however, if you any queries regarding a particular vacancy, please get in touch by completing our contact form.

Housing Adviser

Housing Adviser

Salary – The Bond Board scale point 27, £25,150 per annum (pay award pending)

Full Time – 37 hours per week 

Contract: 12 months fixed term contract

Location: 1 x post in Bolton, 1 x post in Wigan & Oldham

 

Who we are looking for

We are seeking two Housing Advisers to deliver 1-1 casework, advice, support, advocacy, and landlord/tenant mediation in relation to all aspects of private rented tenancy law, homelessness legislation and housing options advice.

About the role

The successful candidates will deliver a comprehensive, casework based Housing Advice Service for low income, Private Rented Sector (PRS) tenants who are threatened with homelessness.

The role will include supporting both tenants and landlords to recognise their rights and responsibilities and to work constructively with both parties with the aim of preventing homelessness where possible.

About you

To succeed you’ll need:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ (or equivalent part-time) substantial experience of client-focused, housing and homelessness advice and advocacy work, including experience of managing own case load.
  • An understanding of the issues involved in interviewing clients and the ability to communicate effectively, non-judgementally and sensitively with excluded and vulnerable clients.
  • An ability to demonstrate excellent and effective communication skills to a range of internal and external audiences both verbally and in writing, with particular emphasis on advocacy and negotiation skills.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of legislation, policy, and procedures relevant to private rented sector tenancy and homelessness law.
  • Ability to demonstrate an ordered approach to casework; prioritising tasks, identifying and working to key dates, deadlines and managing time effectively using own initiative.

 How to apply 

Please complete and submit our online job application form by Wednesday 30th September 2020 at 11am.  Further details about the role is available to download below:

Application information & guidance

Job description Housing Adviser

Person specification Housing Adviser

Organisation chart Sept 2020

DBS policy statement & declaration of previous convictions form

The Bond Board’s approach to recruitment is to ensure that the process is fair, transparent, consistent and accessible.  For this reason, only applications received on The Bond Board’s application form will be considered, as we anonymise applications forms by removing all personnel and monitoring information before short-listing takes place.  Please do not send CVs as we will not be able to take these into account. 

In order to keep administration costs as low as possible, regrettably we cannot reply to those who just submit a CV; please use The Bond Board’s Job Application Form.  If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this position requires an enhanced DBS check.

The Bond Board is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from the whole community.

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