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We are looking for two passionate individuals to join our team! We are currently hiring a new Housing Support Practitioner and a Housing Link Worker to be part of our Covid Rent Support Project, supporting low income and vulnerable renters to avoid homelessness.

About the project

In mid-2020 at the height of the Covid 19 lockdowns, we mobilised to deliver a project to respond to rising rent arrears and financial instability facing renters. In an innovative partnership with Southwark Council, Southwark Law Centre, and Impact for Urban Health, we’ve been supporting 30 private renters over the last 8 months who have been threatened with eviction by their landlords, or are living in temporary accommodation, to sustain their tenancies and/or find onward housing in the social or private sector that is suitable for their health, needs and aspirations.

After a successful start, we’ve received a further two years of funding to reach more renters and be part of Southwark’s ongoing Covid response for local residents. Now that the Government has lifted the ban on evictions, there are possibly hundreds of thousands of renters across the country facing homelessness. We’ve already delivered crucial crisis support to vulnerable renters and are looking for a passionate housing link worker to be part of the next phase of the project.

You can find out more about the work here.

About the roles

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic, and energetic individuals to take up full-time roles within our organisation as a Housing Support Practitioner and a Housing Link Worker in our small and dedicated team. The roles will be based mostly in Southwark, and you will be working in partnership with the Council’s housing teams, local solicitors, community services, social prescribers, and mental health support workers to coordinate tailored support for each client to prevent homelessness by supporting them to sustain tenancies and/or find onward housing.

Job descriptions and how to apply

Full details about the roles, as well as the job description and person specification can be downloaded here.

You can apply via Charity Job for both roles. Please send a CV and a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the role. Please also include:

  • Why you wish to apply for this role
  • What you would like to gain from this role
  • Your relevant experience, knowledge and skills, based on the person specification above.• What other qualities you have that you could bring to the role
  • Whether you have an up-to-date DBS and DRB check.
  • When you are available to begin work

Alternatively you can send your CV and cover letter directly to: Melanie Sirinathsingh, msirinathsingh@kineara.co.uk . We look forward to receiving your application!