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William Patrick Library 24 West High Street Kirkintilloch, G66 1AD
£28,212.95 - £31,990.50 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Summary

East Dunbartonshire Council’s Housing Service is looking for a Lead Tenancy Rent Deposit Assistant to:

• Assist with the management and development of the lead tenancy scheme to enable adequate provision of temporary accommodation to homeless households and to avoid the use of unsuitable accommodation ensuring that we achieve key performance indicators as set by the Scottish Government.

• Ensure that we adhere to the lease agreement and review the need for further lead tenancies in line with our temporary accommodation strategy

• Liaise with landlords to ensure that lead tenancy properties satisfy appropriate standards/legislation

• Develop and promote the Rent Deposit Guarantee/Private Sector Scheme and assist households to secure settled accommodation

• Provide housing options advice to households looking to secure accommodation in the private sector i.e. advice on Private Residential Tenancy agreements, affordability including advice on the local housing allowance rates etc

• Support applicants to identify, view and secure private accommodation to resolve their homelessness/housing situation

• Support the performance of the team through a culture of team work and flexibility, contributing to the overall success of the Council

• Work to continuously improve service delivery and performance of the team You should ideally have a knowledge of housing/housing options/homelessness policies, procedures, legislation, and guidance.. Be capable of undertaking research, be self-motivated, flexible and customer/team focused.

For more details see the attached Role Profile. If you require an informal discussion about the above post, please contact Lynsey Rowe, Homelessness & Prevention Team Leader on 0300 123 4510 and/or by email


PVG / Disclosure Scotland

The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria

Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment.

In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.

Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary.

The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.

Charter of Commitment

The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:

• Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.

• Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with

screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.

• The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.

• We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.

• We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.

• We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)

• We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.

• We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.




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